Archive for April, 2011

Hinrich Injury Update

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Here is the official release from team PR: MRI CONFIRMS HINRICH HAMSTRING STRAIN Veteran Guard Listed as Doubtful for Hawks vs. Bulls Series ATLANTA, GA – A magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) taken today revealed that Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich suffered a significant strain to his right hamstring with 3:07 remaining in last night’s... »

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Credit Where Credit is Due

Friday, April 29th, 2011

After 17 years as an assistant Larry Drew got what he wanted: a head coaching job in the NBA. He also got all of the scrutiny and criticism that comes with being the man in charge. Things didn’t always go smoothly for Drew during his first season at the helm. He was saddled with... »

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Crawford: ‘I Want the Confetti to Fall Tonight’

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

To say that Jamal Crawford is excited for tonight’s Game 6 at the Highlight Factory would be an understatement. “This is what you dream about,” said the Hawks’ sixth man. “I’m just excited to start. I wish 7:30 was here now.” We know that Hawks fans are excited for tonight to get here too,... »

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The Numbers Don’t Lie… Bizzaro Version

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Last week I posted about how the Hawks are 9-1 this year when Joe and Jamal each score 20 or more points in the same game. After Tuesday’s loss in which neither player broke into double digits I now feel compelled to point out the fact that Atlanta is now 0-4 this year when... »

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No Time to Panic

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Stick to the plan. The Hawks don’t want one bad game to allow them to start questioning what got them to a 6-2 (now 6-3) record against the Magic this season. “We’re still in the driver’s seat<” said Jamal Crawford following Tuesday night’s loss. “It’s just one game. Luckily, in the playoffs it doesn’t... »

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Game 5: Pregame Notes and Quotes

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Here are some interesting notes and quotes for Hawks fans to digest while mentally preparing for Game 5 on Tuesday night: This is the first time the Hawks have held a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series since the opening round of the 1970 NBA Playoffs. Back then there were no conferences and only... »

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Zaza is Always Quotable

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Zaza was back in action at Hawks practice today, much to the delight of his teammates and coaches. “I gave him a big hug this morning,” said Coach Drew with a smile. Then Zaza addressed the media, and rather than muddle his quotes with my ramblings, here is Zaza uncut: I watched it at... »

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The Numbers Don't Lie

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Including the three playoff wins, the Hawks are now 9-1 this season when Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford both score 20 points. “When those two are playing like that is when we are at our best as a basketball team,” concluded Al Horford following the Game 4 win. So far this series it has... »

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Counting On the New Guys

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

With Zaza Pachulia in street clothes tonight (no doubt he will be wearing some sort of designer suit) the Hawks will turn to their trio of big men that were not with the team last season to come off the bench and slow down Orlando’s Dwight Howard. Josh Powell and Etan Thomas were both... »

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Confidence in “The Difference”

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Jamal Crawford may not have called “bank” last night when he hit the game-clinching 3-pointer with five seconds left and the shot clock expiring. Still, he made the play. He wanted the ball. Judging by what his coach and teammates had to say, they have plenty of confidence that he would come through in... »

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