Archive for April, 2011

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic

Friday, April 15th, 2011

With under 28 hours until tip-off for Game 1 there are Hawks haters out there blogging away. In some regards, you can’t blame them. Last year Atlanta was emphatically swept by Orlando in the second round, and many of the key pieces are the same for each team. Still, there are plenty of reasons... »

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All Hands On Deck

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Jason Collins is good to go. If you would have told me a year ago that I would be leading into the playoffs with that statement I would have called you a blatant liar. Still, here we are, about to begin a best-of-seven series with the Orlando Magic, and the key to victory is... »

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Shootaround Update (4/11/11)

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Here is a quick update from the Hawks shootaround this morning as the team prepares for tonight’s match-up with the Miami Heat. - J-Smoove will be back in the Hawks line-up tonight, although Coach Drew plans on limiting his minutes. - Jason Collins will not be in uniform again tonight. He is still resting... »

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Horford Talks "English Baby!"

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Al Horford is the latest bilingual Hawks big man to speak with the guys over at EnglishBaby.com. Check out the video: CLICK HERE to read the entire article at EnglishBaby.com. »

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Weekend Road Trip

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The Hawks practiced earlier today before heading out of town for a rare Friday/Saturday road trip. In fact, it is only one of five pairs of back-to-back road games all season, and the only one that falls on Friday/Saturday. Ironically, the two teams that Atlanta will face this weekend squared off against each other... »

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Locked-In at 5

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

It is official, the Atlanta Hawks will be the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. That means the Hawks will face the fourth-seeded Orlando Magic in the first round, a team that they have beaten three out of four times this regular season. It is somewhat of a luxury to have your playoff... »

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Smith to Miss Game vs. Spurs

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Josh Smith will not be in uniform tonight when the Hawks tip-off against the Spurs, the team with the NBA’s best record. Smoove has been dealing with a sprained right knee for the better part of the last two months and the swelling has increased in recent days. With Smith sidelined, the Hawks will... »

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Zaza Talks "English, baby!"

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Hawks reserve Zaza Pachulia recently talked with the guys that run EnglishBaby.com about fashion and some current slang that is popular in American culture. CLICK HERE to check out the full article on their site, including a video about fashion and what Big Z is “sporting” on the road these days. Here is the... »

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Chairmen of the Boards

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Question: How do you beat the defending Eastern Conference champions while shooting a dismal 36.7% from the field and 25% from behind the arc? Answer: Plenty of “Boardwork”. Result: Atlanta 88 – Boston 83 Al “Boss” Horford and Zaza Pachulia combined for 25 rebounds, leading the way for the Hawks to outrebound the Celtics... »

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