Archive for January, 2013

Postgame thoughts: Hawks escape with win over Raptors

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

A few thoughts on tonight’s 93-92 win over the Raptors: - What a game!  The short-handed Raptors, who found out just hours before tip that Ed Davis and Jose Calderon were no longer on the team following a trade, had an inspired effort.  The Hawks never could quite get in the flow of the... »

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J-Smoove Ranked Top Perimeter Defender in NBA

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
J-Smoove Ranked Top Perimeter Defender in NBA

Bradford Doolittle from Basketball Prospectus ranked the top perimeter defenders in the NBA based on six statistical categories he pulled from various databases. The number one player on the list?  Josh Smith. For the sake of time and confusion, I won’t explain Doolittle’s formula.  You can read it here (ESPN Insider access required) if you’re... »

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Scouting the Opposition: Toronto Raptors

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

For every home game this season, we’ll be gathering some intel on the opposing team from someone who knows them best — a team employee, a rival blogger, beat writer or broadcaster. For the Hawks’ home game Wednesday night against the Raptors, we reached out to Mike Ulmer, who writes about Toronto  for the team’s official... »

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Hawks Beating the Odds to Stay In Race

Monday, January 28th, 2013
Hawks Beating the Odds to Stay In Race

If you think luck doesn’t exist in sports, think again. Most experts would probably say the Hawks haven’t had a lot of misfortune during an overachieving 2012-2013 season.  It’s what lies beneath that they may not see. The Atlanta Hawks are six games over .500 and currently sit sixth in the Eastern Conference, only... »

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Postgame thoughts: Hawks come up just short in the Garden

Monday, January 28th, 2013

A few thoughts after the Hawks’ 106-104 loss to the Knicks: - The Hawks did exactly what you want to do against the Knicks: Make them shoot their way out of a game by taking contested threes.  Unfortunately the long ball was working for them tonight (16-27), and there’s not much you can do... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Complete Amazing Comeback Against Celtics

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

A few thoughts coming up (once I catch my breath) after the Hawks’ unbelievable 123-111 double-overtime win over the Celtics at Philips Arena: – Hang on, I still need a minute. – Seriously, give me a second, I need some time to process what just happened. – Ok, let’s start here. The Hawks did... »

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Jenkins Earns Recognition Among Rookies

Friday, January 25th, 2013

With Lou Williams out for the season, Larry Drew said one of the guys who would have to step up in his place is rookie John Jenkins. Drew’s not the only one who sees the writing on the wall. Scouts Inc.’s David Thorpe labeled Jenkins as one of four rookies most likely to break... »

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Postgame thoughts: Hawks complete season sweep of ‘Cats

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 104-92 win over the Bobcats: - The Hawks were without four members of the active roster (Al Horford, Zaza Pachulia, Anthony Morrow and Devin Harris) due to injury.  Harris was the only one of the four who traveled with the team, and although he practiced yesterday and was supposed... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Rally to Top Wolves

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks come-from-behind 104-96 victory over the Timberwolves Monday afternoon at Philips Arena: – Welcome back, Jannero Pargo! The Hawks signed the veteran guard to a 10-day contract earlier in the day to chip in with Lou Williams out for the season and Devin Harris banged up, and... »

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Scouting the Opposition: Minnesota Timberwolves

Monday, January 21st, 2013

For every home game this season, we’ll be gathering some intel on the opposing team from someone who knows them best — a team employee, a rival blogger, beat writer or broadcaster. For the Hawks’ home game Monday afternoon against the Timberwolves, we reached out to Mark Remme, who writes about the team for the... »

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