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The Warriors are on pace to be one of the best teams ever

The Warriors not only have the best record in the league, but also boast an unreal point differential that puts them on pace to be one of the best regular-season teams ever.<p>The Golden State Warriors have the best record in the league right now, moving to 34-6 after destroying the Houston Rockets …

Hawks win 13th straight, one shy of tying team record

ATLANTA -- The NBA's best defense kept the Atlanta Hawks' winning streak intact.<p>The Hawks won their 13th straight game, one shy of tying the team …

NBA Power Rankings: Hawks take over No. 1 spot, Blazers, Bulls fall back

The Atlanta Hawks are synonymous with mediocrity no more. For years, the franchise reluctantly bore the NBA’s version of The Scarlett Letter, the …

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Four Atlanta Hawks should make NBA All-Star team this season

The East has been so weak and the Atlanta Hawks have been so good. Is it crazy to think they should get four All-Stars?<p>During the 2005-06 season, the …

Are these Hawks just getting started?

CHICAGO -- Does anybody really still doubt whether the Atlanta Hawks are bona fide contenders in the Eastern Conference? If you do, you haven't been …

NBA power rankings: Warriors and Hawks are a cut above the rest

The Warriors and Hawks are on another level from the rest of the league. Which one will break first? Will either break at all?<p>1. Golden State Warriors (29-5, Last week: 1)<p>The Warriors' reign at the top continues. Andrew Bogut is working his way back into the rotation, which is great news for Golden …

How The Atlanta Hawks Quietly Built The Best Team In The East

Though Atlanta has made the playoffs for seven straight seasons, it has long occupied the NBA's least desirable position: a middling playoff contender, not good enough to make deep postseason runs, not bad enough to acquire a top draft pick.<p>Yet this season, the Hawks, winners of eight in a row and …

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The Hawks and Pistons are finding success after Josh Smith

The game that pitted the two hottest teams in the league against each other had a bizarre and entertaining ending that shows how much better the Eastern conference is this season.<p>The Detroit Pistons' seven-game winning streak was snapped by the Atlanta Hawks, which is fitting considering both …

Jimmy Butler jumps into the MVP race

Stephen Curry reclaimed the top spot thanks to a monster performance in a win over Toronto, but Butler, the Bulls' emerging star, keeps climbing up the list.<p>James Harden took the top spot in the 2014-15 NBA MVP Power Rankings from Stephen Curry last week, but Curry has wrestled that spot right back …

NBA affirms Hawks won't leave Atlanta

The Hawks' ownership change won't cost the city of Atlanta its basketball franchise.<p>With the Atlanta Hawks up for sale, rumors have swirled that new ownership could try to move the team to a different market. However, NBA spokesperson Mike Bass confirmed Wednesday that the league has no intention …

New Eastern Conference No. 1 Seed Atlanta Hawks Could Be Here to Stay

For all the talk about conference disparity in today’s NBA, you can’t accuse the East of being boring. Bad, perhaps—possibly even historically so. But not boring.<p>The New Year begins with yet another coup for the lowly Eastern throne, this one orchestrated by the plucky, pass-happy Atlanta Hawks.<p>To …

Meet the NBA's Most Underappreciated Team, the Atlanta Hawks

LOS ANGELES — You wouldn't have known it from any of the pregame buzz (or lack thereof) or the media horde (there wasn't much of one) or the crowd at Staples Center (it was a relatively thin one), but the top team in the Eastern Conference was in L.A. on Monday night.<p>"They might be the best in the …

The Knicks are so bad the NYT wants a timeout for its beat reporter

The Knicks are so bad.<p><i>Audience: How bad are they??</i><p>The Knicks are so bad that the <i>New York Times</i> on Tuesday said it wants to give its beat writer, …

Do these Sony offerings make up for the PlayStation Network outage?

Sony's PlayStation Network was hit by a devastating denial-of-service attack over Christmas. Now that the gaming service is back online, should the company be offering players some sort of peace offering? If so, what's a reasonable gift in this scenario? It's quite a conundrum, because the festive …

Sam Raimi admits he 'messed up' Spider-Man 3

Producer, director and writer Sam Raimi is responsible for fantastic cult classics like the Evil Dead series and horror film <i>Drag Me to Hell</i>. But his work is not without its self-admitted mistakes — namely <i>Spider-Man 3 —</i> he said during a recent episode of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast.<p>"I messed up …

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Report: UK police arrest Lizard Squad member

A self-professed member of the Lizard Squad was arrested this week by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in England, according to documents obtained by two publications and a Thames Valley Police press release.<p>The Lizard Squad is a group of self-described hackers who since August have …

We don't actually know if Kobe Bryant is hurting the Lakers

Yes, Kobe is inefficient. Yes, he plays horrible defense. But a deeper dive shows the question of whether his need to dominate the ball hurts the Lakers isn't as simple as it seems.<p>Against all odds, Kobe Bryant is the single most interesting thing in the NBA this season. Not the return of the King, …

Top candidates to replace Jim Harbaugh as 49ers' head coach

Jim Harbaugh is gone, and the 49ers will now begin the search for his replacement. Here are several candidates who would make sense in San Francisco.<p>The San Francisco 49ers are officially without a head coach. After four seasons that included three NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl …

NFL Storms into Playoffs: Pictures

The most anticipated games of 2015

2015's most anticipated video games<p>Bloodborne<p>Batman: Arkham Knight<p>Final Fantasy XV<p>Halo 5: Guardians<p>Hellblade<p>Inside<p>Just Cause 3<p>Mario Maker<p>Kingdom Hearts III<p>Mad Max<p>Evolve<p>Dying Light<p>Tom Clancy's The Division<p>Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain<p>Mirror's Edge (sequel)<p>Mortal Kombat X<p>Silent Hills<p>Battleborn<p>Rise …

Sony says PlayStation network back online after three-day outage

Sony says its PlayStation Network is back online after three days of disruptions that began on Christmas.<p>But heavy traffic might continue to cause problems for customers seeking to play their favorite games, the company said Sunday.<p>A group of hackers called Lizard Squad — or someone claiming to …

The Eastern Conference isn't *that* bad

The West is still dominant, but a few teams in the East are capable of lifting the conference out of oblivion.<p>The Toronto Raptors went into Los Angeles and beat the Clippers Saturday night, 110-98. Kyle Lowry led the way for the Raptors with 25 points and seven assists. It was another win for the …

Sony Issues Statement as PSN Experiences Ongoing Outages [Update]

PlayStation continues to investigate the issue.<p><b>Update Dec. 27, 7:00 p.m. PT:</b> PSN is currently online for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, according the official …

Benching Kevin Love fuels Cavs win over Magic

The game against the Magic was the first of many in which Kevin Love will have to sit out the fourth quarter when opponents go small.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic Friday night thanks to a fourth-quarter comeback. In and on itself, that's not particularly noteworthy. The Cavaliers …

PlayStation Network slowly coming back to life after hack attack (Update)

Sony says the PlayStation Network is gradually restoring all services, following a two-day hacker siege on the gaming network.<p><b>Update:</b> PlayStation Network still is struggling to return to a fully functional state. Today the PlayStation Blog posted this statement:<p>The video game industry has been …

‘When I Opened It, I Said, ‘Oh My God”: What an Uncle Found Inside a PlayStation 4 Box He Was About to Wrap for His Niece

Igor Baksht made a big Christmas purchase from a Colorado Walmart last Friday — a PlayStation 4 bundle for his 13-year-old niece.<p>But as he was about to wrap the box, Baksht opened it to be certain “everything was inside, that all the contents were inside, all the games were inside,” he told KMGH-TV.<p>…

PlayStation Network Services Gradually Coming Back Online [Update]

Service outages resurface shortly after coming back online.<p><b>Update Dec. 27, 7:00 p.m. PT:</b> Xbox Live core services are up and running on both consoles …