Archive for December, 2009

No Need to Panic

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

It is just one game. No. It was just one quarter. Many will go on and on about the unimaginable offensive breakdown in the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s loss to the Cavs. It was crazy, I will give you that, but trying to draw conclusions about the Hawks (or Cavs) as a whole based... »

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Double Dip With Cavs Could Be Big Boost For The New Year

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
Double Dip With Cavs Could Be Big Boost For The New Year

Closing out 2009 this week with back to back games against the Cavs, the Hawks need to send a message by beating the Cavs.  While winning early has put the Hawks in a great spot, beating a team like Cleveland now that they have hit their stride, could be huge for confidence and momentum.... »

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#1 vs. #2

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Before you start accusing the media of generating hype around this week’s back-to-back match-up with the Cavs, realize that ESPN’s John Hollinger uses a mathematical formula for his weekly NBA Power Rankings. His rankings have the Hawks sitting at the top for the second week in a row with the Cavs moving into the... »

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More Success = More Press(ure)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The Hawks continued success keeps turning heads among those who cover the NBA: HoopsWorld: The ‘Big Three’ has become the ‘Big Four’ NBA TV: Will use Fan Night crew to call Hawks game on Dec. 29 Dime Magazine: Top 5 Coaches this Season (Woodson #1) Dime’s praise of Woody leads to the next point.... »

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A WINNABLE STRETCH

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
A WINNABLE STRETCH

With the current Highlight Factory homestand, the Hawks look to improve on the best home record in the east. New Jersey and Memphis are both in last place in their respective divisions, the Nets were handled as such.  The Jazz are always a game opponent and the Grizzlies are on fire right now, but the Atlanta defense... »

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Crawford's 'Giving Tree' Blooms in Atlanta this Thursday

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Many of the Hawks players have been busy giving back to the community this holiday season, with more events and festivities scheduled in the coming weeks. Check out recaps of some of the recent events in the Community News section of Hawks.com. Jamal Crawford, Atlanta’s newest star, is taking a different approach to giving back... »

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Hawks Get Some Mo

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Mo Evans flies under the radar. He wasn’t added this past offseason like Jamal Crawford, Joe Smith or Jeff Teague. He isn’t as colorful as Zaza. Let’s face it, who is? So when people talk about the Hawks depth and the improved second unit, Mo tends to get lost in the shuffle. That was... »

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Chicago Given the Blues

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Chicago Given the Blues

Get up early, finish up strong was the objective last night. It was achieved. The Hawks destroyed Chi-Town last night 118-83 and it was over from start to finish.  The guard play was superb as the backcourt ball handlers combined to dish out 19 assists on the night, with eight coming from rookie Jeff Teague.... »

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So Far, So Good – 20 Games In

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
So Far, So Good – 20 Games In

The Hawks are 20 games into the 2009-10 regular season . . . roughly a quarter of the way through. Their 14-6 record has them on pace for about 57 wins, which would be 10 more than in 2008-09. A closer look at how Atlanta has gotten to this point of the season makes... »

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A Good Win Always Trumps a Bad Loss

Monday, December 7th, 2009
A Good Win Always Trumps a Bad Loss

The Hawks did not overlook the Knicks on Friday night, who handed the birds their second loss of the season at home, they were just a man down after Josh Smith was tossed, killed by New York three pointers, and allowed easy buckets in the paint in the fourth quarter.  No excuses, just poor execution.  One... »

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