Archive for March, 2013

Postgame Thoughts: Ivan Shines In Win Over Magic

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Ivan Shines In Win Over Magic

A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks’ 97-88 win over the Magic Saturday night at Philips Arena: – Chalk one up for perseverance. A night after the Hawks’ bench players scored 60 points in the loss in Boston, Ivan Johnson came off the bench to match his career high with 21 points. Oh,... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Short-Handed Hawks Give Inspired Effort In Boston

Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Short-Handed Hawks Give Inspired Effort In Boston

A few thoughts after tonight’s 118-107 loss to the Celtics: - The Hawks played without Al Horford due to a stomach illness.  They also didn’t have the services of Devin Harris yet again with the foot injury and are still without Zaza Pachulia, who is nursing a sore Achilles.  Despite all of that, Atlanta... »

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Rooting Interests: Lawson’s Injury Hurtful To Nuggets, Hawks

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Lawson’s Injury Hurtful To Nuggets, Hawks

The Hawks have a chance tonight to put some distance between themselves and the Celtics when the two teams meet in Boston for the final time in the regular season. It’s a critical game, as Atlanta currently leads their nemeses by 2.5 games in the standings with only 10 games remaining (11 for the... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Pacers Move To #2

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Pacers Move To #2

  The Western Conference has the reputation of being the better side of the NBA, and perhaps that is true (ok, it’s certainly true). But it wasn’t last night, as both Eastern Conference playoff contenders won their interconference matchups. First, the Bucks held off the Lakers 113-103 in Milwaukee thanks in part to 21... »

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Rooting Interests: West Has More On the Line Thursday

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Rooting Interests: West Has More On the Line Thursday

Thursday night’s action will have a bigger impact on the Western Conference playoff picture than it will the East, but the Hawks still have reason to follow along. Atlanta would love to see the Lakers steal a win in Wisconsin against the Milwaukee Bucks to push the struggling Bucks further into the #8 hole.... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Clinch But Get No Help

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Clinch But Get No Help

The Atlanta Hawks won and clinched a playoff spot last night. But they made up exactly zero ground on the competitors. The Eastern Conference flexed its muscle last night with the New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics all earning wins to keep pace with the Hawks. The most... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Clinch Playoff Spot For Sixth Straight Season

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Clinch Playoff Spot For Sixth Straight Season

A few thoughts after tonight’s 107-88 win over the Raptors: - The Hawks are going to the playoffs for the sixth straight season.  As of right now, they’re in sole possession of the longest current streak in the Eastern Conference, though Boston will tie them with six once they officially clinch.  Congratulations are in order... »

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Rooting Interests: Hawks Want Heat To Keep Streaking

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Hawks Want Heat To Keep Streaking

Hawks fans may not want to root for the Heat, but logic says you should tonight. The Heat play the Chicago Bulls, looking to extend their win streak to 28 games.  Chicago is .2 percentage points ahead of Atlanta in the conference standings and hold the tiebreaker over the Hawks, so Atlanta needs a... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Celtics’ Slide Continues With Loss to NY

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Celtics’ Slide Continues With Loss to NY

The Boston Celtics are hobbling to the finish line, literally and figuratively. All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo is done for the season, and recent injuries to Courtney Lee and Kevin Garnett have forced Boston’s bench players to step up. So far, it hasn’t worked out. The New York Knicks thumped the Celtics 100-85 on... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Magic Number to 1 After Sixers Loss

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Magic Number to 1 After Sixers Loss

A quiet Monday night in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but the Hawks did get a game closer to clinching a playoff spot. Atlanta lost to the Indiana Pacers 100-94 despite a rousing fourth quarter effort from the bench.  The Pacers pounded the glass and the paint early to go up by as many... »

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