Archive for May, 2011

Are We Spoiled?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

There is a price to pay for success. Plus, with attention spans shortening along with patience in our 21st century society, when people see a hint of potential, they want results NOW. The Atlanta Hawks have endured their fair share of criticism in recent years, and with an 82-game schedule and some plenty of... »

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Dynamic Duo of Dunkers

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

NBA Nation will be rolling into Atlanta this weekend, joining the celebration surrounding the Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park. Included in NBA Nations traveling spectacle will be a high-flying dunk contest that will be judged by two of the all-time greatest rim-rockers in NBA history. Here are the details: Sprite and the NBA... »

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A Nice Long Season

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

How many games are in an NBA season? That’s easy—82, right? That depends. In fact, less than half the league (the 14 teams that don’t make the Playoffs) actually stops at 82 games. For them, the offseason, the time when teams get to start regrouping, resting and reorganizing, began a little over a month... »

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Someone Great at 48?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Hawks only have one pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and at 48 the odds are against them to select an impact player for next season. BUT… it has been done before. Manu Ginobili, Monta Ellis, Trevor Ariza, Paul Millsap, Marcin Gortat, and, oh yes, Zaza Pachulia were all selected 40th or higher... »

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Getaway Day

Friday, May 13th, 2011
Getaway Day

The end of the season always seems abrupt. One day the team has a packed schedule of shootaround, media sessions, radio interviews (not to mention a game), and the next the players are cleaning out their lockers and heading their separate ways for the summer. Today, about 12 hours after the final buzzer sounded... »

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Game 6 Notes and Quotes

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Here are the latest ‘Notes & Quotes’ as the Hawks prepare for tonight’s Game 6 at the Highlight Factory: NOTES The Hawks are 13-8 all-time in Game 6 match-ups. They are 3-1 in Game 6 since defeating Boston here in 2008, including wins at Milwaukee (2010), vs. Orlando (2011) and a loss in Miami... »

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‘One Game at a Time’

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Choose your one-liner: - Win or Go Home - Do or Die - Backs Against the Wall - Must Win Game Or choose your cliche: - Take it one game at a time - Play like it is Game 7 Game 6 is all that matters now. There is no use worrying about stealing... »

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Keep Your Eye On the Boards

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The single most important stat category for the Hawks this postseason has to be rebounding. Atlanta is 5-0 when they outrebound their opponent or at least finish within one board of matching. The team is 1-4 when they are outrebounded by five or more. “We have to do things with energy,” said Al Horford... »

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Game 5 Notes and Quotes

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Here are the latest ‘Notes & Quotes’ as the Hawks prepare for tonight’s Game 5 at the United Center: NOTES Sunday’s win increased Atlanta’s win total to six this postseason, only the 8th time in franchise history that they have reached that number. It is only the second time the ATLANTA Hawks have reached... »

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More Love for the Hawks

Monday, May 9th, 2011

After the Game 1 win we posted some of the love the Hawks had been getting from various media outlets. After last night’s thrilling win at the Highlight Factory the compliments were flowing again… Here are a few excerpts, links and quotes: If they come out with the same fire and precision they displayed... »

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