Carroll emerges as emotional leader of Atlanta Hawks

...eight rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block. At the defensive end, he's largely responsible for the Nets' Joe Johnson, an ex-Hawk, shooting 36 percent (12 of 33) in the series."My main focus in these playoffs is keying in on...

Hawks fend off Nets' late surge in playoff opener

...Brooklyn finished 22 games behind the Hawks and slipped into the playoffs on the final day. But, with former Hawk Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scoring 17 points, they didn't look overmatched by a team that won the season series 4-0 and...

Hawks taking Nets seriously in first round

...final week, but he practiced Saturday and is expected to play for the Hawks in Game 1.JOE'S RETURN: Brooklyn's Joe Johnson was a perennial All-Star when he played with the Hawks from 2005-12. Now, he faces his former team. While Johnson...

Late dunk lifts short-handed Hawks over Nets

...threatened through three quarters.But down 12 with 8 1/2 minutes remaining, the Nets put together a 12-2 flurry behind Joe Johnson and Jarrett Jack to cut it to 107-105, and were ahead 111-110 after Deron Williams' basket with 33.5 seconds...

Warriors wallop Grizzlies for win No. 60

...each, while Marc Gasol scored 13 points. Zach Randolph finished with 10 points. NETS 106, CAVALIERS 98In New York, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez each scored 20 points, and the Brooklyn Nets snapped Cleveland's four-game winning streak.Kyrie...

Hawks fall on road to Pistons

...victory.The Nets moved back ahead of Boston and dealt a blow to the Pacers, who fell 1½ games behind Brooklyn.Joe Johnson added 21 points for Brooklyn.George Hill scored 28 points for the Pacers.

Balanced attack propels Grizzlies past Bucks

...Philadelphia, Thaddeus Young scored 21 points and Brooklyn snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the 76ers.Joe Johnson added 15 points and Jarrett Jack contributed 12 for the Nets, who moved within three games of eighth place in the Eastern...

Pair leads Mavericks past Thunder

...while Nick Calathes finished with 12 as Memphis won its second in a row. NETS 122, TIMBERWOLVES 106In Minneapolis, Joe Johnson scored 22 points, rookie Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 and Brooklyn beat short-handed Minnesota.Thaddeus Young chipped...

5th UGA student dies this year

ATHENS, Ga. -- Not even three full months into the year and the University of Georgia on Thursday registered its fifth student death of 2015.

Athens bandits busy, hold up professor

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police continue to investigate three possibly related hold-ups reported last week near UGA.