Archive for April, 2010

Game 6: "We're Ready"

Friday, April 30th, 2010

“We’re ready.” Simple words from Jamal Crawford summed up the Hawks determination entering tonight’s Game 6 where the Hawks look to survive and force the series back to Atlanta. The stat sheet from Game 5 is deceiving. Al Horford and Marvin Williams each posted playoff career-highs (Marvin did it on 8-of-10 shooting). Atlanta outscored... »

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Banging Down Low

Monday, April 26th, 2010

The Hawks knew things got rough and physical in the Playoffs, but this is ridiculous. Atlanta’s team bus was struck by a white Cadillac while leaving the Bradley Center today after morning shootaround. No one was injured and the players and team personnell returned to the hotel by foot or cab. “It jolted us... »

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A Sense of Urgency

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Josh Smith summed it up best on Monday morning before the team took the court for gameday shootaround at the Bradley Center. “We have to play with a sense of urgency,” Smith said. “Like WE are down 2-1.” In reality the Hawks lead their best-of-seven series with the Bucks 2-1, but the difference between heading back to Atlanta... »

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Staying Focused in Milwaukee

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The Hawks had an early shootaround this morning in Milwaukee from 8:30-9:30 am CST. “Probably the earliest of the season,” according to Marvin Williams. That, coupled with the weather (high of 55 degrees, currently 43, and thunderstorms in the forecast all day) have the team locked in on the objective of taking a commanding... »

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Two For the Road

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

The Hawks aren’t worried about the three day break between Game 2 and Game 3 of their series with the Bucks. On the contrary, players with lingering injuries (like Joe Johnson and his thumb) welcome the time off as an opportunity to heal. “We are professionals, that’s what we do,” said Johnson. “It would... »

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In Good Company

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
In Good Company

This morning Hawks PR man Arthur Triche let us know that J-Smoove became the fourth player in NBA Playoff history to have at least 20 points/8 rebounds/8 assists and shoot 80% in a playoff game with his 21/14/9/82% performance last night. Others that accomplished that feat are  Mitch Richmond (1989 playoffs), Magic Johnson (1982),... »

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Smith Finishes 2nd in DPOY Voting

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Smith Finishes 2nd in DPOY Voting

The NBA released the results from the 2009-10 Defensive Player of the Year voting on Tuesday afternoon, with the Hawks Josh Smith finishing in 2nd behind boyhood friend and former AAU teammate Dwight Howard, who now has won the award in back-to-back seasons. Smith finished the season as the only player in the top-10... »

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Hawks Look For Two In the Hand

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Hawks Look For Two In the Hand

A “Deep Playoff Push”, “Conference Finals”, “Finals”, those are words starting to be uttered by the Atlanta Hawks as the playoffs have treated fans to a game one victory.  While none of the players seemed to be looking past the Bucks, the team is confident and definitely has big things planned on their agenda.... »

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Home Court Advantage

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The Hawks host Game 2 of their opening round series against the Bucks tonight at the Highlight Factory, and will be looking to maintain home court advantage. “Home Court Advantage” in the playoffs is a very specific term. It means that if the home team wins every game, you will win the series. It... »

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Smoove Shoes for Round One

Saturday, April 17th, 2010
Smoove Shoes for Round One

Josh Smith is wearing special Adidas shoes for each round of the 2010 playoffs. Check out MiAdidas.com and you will see Smoove all over the place. Not Dwight Howard. Not Chauncey Billups. Not Derrick Rose. (All players who sport Adidas gear) They chose to feature Josh as their poster boy for the 2010 playoffs.... »

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