Archive for May, 2011

Oh Captain, Tri-Captains

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Last night the Hawks earned possibly the biggest victory in the team’s history in Philips Arena (opened during the 1999 season ) with a 100-88 Game 4 win over the Chicago Bulls. A loss would have pushed Atlanta’s back against the wall, but now the Bulls know that they will have to battle to... »

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Matching the Energy and Effort

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Larry Drew put it perfectly last night after Chicago’s 99-82 win over the Hawks - “You have to come out and match energy and effort. Forget about the X’s and O’s.  You’ve got to come out and match energy and effort with the Chicago Bulls team. If you don’t, you put yourself behind the... »

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Defending the Highlight Factory

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Haven’t we been here before? The Hawks are back at the Highlight Factory with home court advantage in their possession. Now they are looking to the Atlanta fans for help holding on to it. “They’re up there with the white towels, they’re giving us so much energy,” said Jamal Crawford after Thursday’s practice. “I... »

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Game 2 Notes and Quotes

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Here are the latest ‘Notes & Quotes’ as the Hawks prepare for tonight’s Game 2 at the United Center: NOTES Monday’s win was Atlanta’s first in the second round of the playoffs since 1997, but it also marked the first time that the team has won five games in a single postseason since 1994.... »

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Lots of Love for the Hawks

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

With last night’s Game 1 win in Chicago the Hawks are getting plenty of praise from the media. Here are a few excerpts, links and quotes: The night Thibodeau is saluted as the league’s top coach, it’s Drew who orchestrated yet another Game 1 upset on the road against a higher-seeded team to give... »

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Teague Rises Up

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Jeff Teague had plenty of time to mentally prepare for the task of matching up against the newly named MVP in the Hawks’ series opener against the Chicago Bulls. When Kirk Hinrich hobbled off the floor in the final minutes of Atlanta’s opening round series against the Magic it was immediately clear that Teague’s... »

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Game 1 Shootaround Report

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The Hawks are ready. With the final shootaround behind them, the team is done with its on-court preparations for tonight’s Game 1 at the United Center in Chicago. As for the decisions about the line-up that have been a main topic of discussion the last few days, Coach Drew has chosen (at least at... »

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Sunday Practice Report

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

The Hawks are in the Windy City, but before they headed north today they held one final practice at Philips Arena and briefly spoke to the media. “Everybody’s upbeat, confident,” commented Joe Johnson. The team’s mental health is good, but the physical health of one of their key players remains “doubtful”. Kirk Hinrich traveled... »

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