Archive for February, 2013

Postgame Thoughts: Horford’s Tear Continues With Career Night

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 102-91 win over the Jazz: - Al Horford continues to be the hottest big man in the NBA.  His career-high 34-point night bumps his average to 25.4 points per game over his last seven games, six of which have been Hawks wins.  He’s also shooting 68 percent from the... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Notch Fourth Straight Road Win

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Notch Fourth Straight Road Win

A few thoughts after tonight’s 114-103 win over the Pistons: - The Hawks are rolling offensively right now.  They’ve scored at least 100 points in eight of their past nine games and improved on their 97.4 points per game with 114 tonight. - Al Horford continues his dominant play. He had 23 points and... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Horford the Hero to Start Road Trip

Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Horford the Hero to Start Road Trip

A few thoughts after tonight’s 103-102 win over the Bucks: - Al Horford came up big down the stretch, getting easy baskets twice in the final minute, including the game winner on the same play the Hawks ran to tie the game in an eventual overtime win over Detroit. - The Hawks’ starters did... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Leave For Road Trip On Good Note

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Leave For Road Trip On Good Note

A few thoughts after tonight’s 122-108 win over the Kings: - The talk of the week has been about whether or not Josh Smith was going to stay or go.  He appears to be relieved of the distractions.  J-Smoove went an efficient 8-12 from the field (18 points) to go with six rebounds and... »

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Trade Deadline Recap: Hawks Mostly Quiet, Acquire Dahntay Jones and Jeremy Tyler

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Trade Deadline Recap: Hawks Mostly Quiet, Acquire Dahntay Jones and Jeremy Tyler

Well, that was exciting, wasn’t it? Despite rumors circling the Hawks for days and days, in the end, the team made a couple small moves before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, shipping guard Anthony Morrow to Dallas in exchange for forward Dahntay Jones and acquiring F/C Jeremy Tyler from the Warriors for a future... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Fall to Heat

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Fall to Heat

  A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks’ 103-90 loss to the Heatat Philips Arena: – This one hurts, because for the bulk of the night, the Hawks really played well against the defending champs. After a sloppy first quarter by both teams (no surprise with the layoff for the All-Star break), Atlanta... »

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Postgame thoughts: Smith and Horford Dominate Magic

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 108-76 win over the Magic: - You can’t talk about this game without first mentioning how awesome both Josh Smith and Al Horford were.  The Hawks’ starting big men combined for 56 points on 24-36 shooting (66%), grabbed 22 rebounds between them and together dished out 10 assists.  If... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Smith Huge In Win Over Mavs

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 105-101 win over the Mavericks: - The Hawks have made a habit of getting off to slow starts on the road, so it was good to see them come out firing tonight, scoring 31 points in the opening frame. - Kyle Korver made a three-pointer in his 44th straight... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Fall in Final Home Game of First Half

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

A few thoughts after tonight’s 111-100 loss to the Hornets: - Jeff Teague continues to step up the scoring in the absence of Lou Williams.  His 21 points night marks the third straight game with 20 or more, improving on a career-best 14.1 points per game coming into the night.  He made a career-high... »

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Scouting the Opposition: New Orleans Hornets

Friday, February 8th, 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 Friday night against the Hornets, we reached out to Jim Eichenhofer, who covers the Hornets for their team... »

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