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Hawks eager to show strong start is no fluke

Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, left, celebrates as Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy, right, called a timeout after being defended by Carroll on an inbound pass in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 93-86. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks know it’s going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

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Hawks eager to show strong start is no fluke

Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, left, celebrates as Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy, right, called a timeout after being defended by Carroll on an inbound pass in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 93-86. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks know it’s going to take more than a couple of strong months to prove this franchise has really turned things around after so many dashed hopes.

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Wolves backup Turiaf done for season after surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves backup center Ronny Turiaf will miss the rest of the season recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right hip.

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Griffin, Jordan lead Clippers over Pistons 113-91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After back-to-back road losses, Chris Paul thinks all the Clippers needed was a confidence boost. They got just what they needed with a 113-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

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Blazers defeat short-handed Spurs 108-95

Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez, left, shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Aron Baynes, from Australia, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland was dealt a tough blow in what should have been a straightforward win against short-handed San Antonio.

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