Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says a foul against Boston with 3.1 seconds left in Atlanta's season-ending loss on Thursday should have been called sooner, which would have given the Hawks a free throw instead of just the ball out of bounds. Boston won 83-80 to take the series 4-2.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have entered a painfully early start to their offseason of uncertainty. Jeff Teague and other players hope management keeps the team together.
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced todayas the NBA's MVP. James is expected to be presented with the trophy tomorrow by Commissioner David Stern before Miami hosts Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Indiana.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Mike Smith likes what he's seen from one of the Atlanta Falcons' two high-profile rookie offensive linemen. Peter Konz, a second-round draft pick from Wisconsin, looked the part of a potential NFL starter as the Falcons opened a three-day rookie minicamp yesterday. Unfortunately, tackle Lamar Holmes, a third-round pick from Southern Mississippi, wore a protective boot on his left foot and will not participate on the field this weekend.