Archive for April, 2011

More Thoughts About Game 3

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

I have run into a handful of friends today and when the topic of conversation turns to last night’s game it is hard to pick which story to start with. Jamal’s dramatic shot is one obvious option, but everyone loves a good story about Zaza mixing it up. The bottom line is that the... »

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Game 3 Shootaround Update

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

When talking to Hawks players and Coach Drew this morning following shootaround there seemed to be two prevailing themes in what they said: confidence and urgency. Here is a sample of what they had to say: Jamal Crawford: This game is very important. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. You can go down... »

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Heating Up Joe Cool

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The Hawks’ key to a Game 3 victory may lie in the hands of their five-time all-star, Joe Johnson. Johnson was huge in Game 1, coming through with clutch baskets each time the Magic made a run in the second half. His biggest weapon was a mid-range floater that got him past the first... »

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The Morning After Game 2

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Lying in bed this morning, waiting for my alarm to go off and I can’t get two things out of my head: 1 – This hotel is strange. 2 – The Hawks were just a few plays from being ahead 2-0 in this series. True, the Hawks did steal home court advantage in Game... »

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Game 2 Shootaround Update

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

First thing’s first, everyone is healthy. J-Smoove has been treating a sore elbow, but he feels strong and ready to go as the Hawks take on the Magic in Game 2 tonight at the Amway Center in Orlando. After a Game 1 where Orlando’s supporting cast was extremely limited, Smoove is expecting his defensive... »

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Filling In the Free Time

Monday, April 18th, 2011

With two (really almost three) days in between Game 1 and Game 2, the Hawks have had a lot of free time in Orlando. While the players have been spending a majority of their time watching film and getting rest, they did let us in on some of their other activities away from the... »

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The Hinrich Effect

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The Hawks’ trade for Kirk Hinrich wasn’t nearly as big of news as the pair of blockbuster trade’s that Orlando made earlier in the season to acquire Turkoglu, Jason Richardson and Gilbert Arenas, but it was the one that had the biggest impact during Game 1. Hinrich transition into the Hawks’ offensive flow hasn’t... »

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Sunday Practice Report (4/17/11)

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

On the heels of last night’s 103-93 win in Game 1, the Hawks held a very light workout and film session today at the Amway Center in Orlando. Part of what makes the Playoffs so different from the regular season is the scheduling. There are no back-to-backs in the playoffs and in the first... »

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Game 1 Shootaround Update

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Not a lot of breaking news from Hawks camp this morning. Everyone is healthy and seems ready to go against the Magic tonight. As for Orlando, word is that J.J. Redick will be active and available. Redick averaged over 10 points per game this season for the Magic, but was forced to miss the... »

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GREAT FAN VIDEO

Friday, April 15th, 2011

This fan-made video was just brought to my attention: Unfortunately, I don’t have time to comment too much right now, and we’re looking into finding out more about the creator. Stay tuned. »

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