HAWKS DROP PRE-THANKSGIVING OUTING TO TORONTO RAPTORS AT PHILIPS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 126-115 in a high-scoring pre-Thanksgiving match last night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague was the top scorer for Atlanta with 24 points. Al Horford also added 23 points, and Kyle Korver contributed 19 points. With their loss, the Hawks fell to 7-6 overall and 5-2 at home. They’ll remain at home to face the New Orleans Pelicans this Friday night at 7:30 pm.

HAWKS BEAT WIZARDS IN DC

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks topped the Washington Wizards 107-102 in NBA action last night at Washington DC. Jeff Teague was the top scorer for Atlanta with 28 points. Last night marked the Hawks’ second straight win. They’ll aim for a three-peat tonight with a 7:30 pm match at home against the Toronto Raptors. The game will be televised on Sports South.

FORMER BRAVES ACE SMOLTZ INCLUDED ON 2015 HALL OF FAME BALLOT

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

Former Atlanta Braves pitching ace John Smoltz has been included on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. This is Smoltz’s first year of eligibility for the honor. A candidate needs 75 percent of the vote from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in order to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Results will be announced on January 6th. The induction ceremony is set for July 26th.