Archive for March, 2013

Postgame Thoughts: Third Unit Gives Hawks Lift Despite Loss

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Third Unit Gives Hawks Lift Despite Loss

A few thoughts after tonight’s 100-94 loss to the Pacers: - How about the energy the Hawks’ third unit brought tonight?  The combination of Shelvin Mack, DeShawn Stevenson, John Jenkins, Ivan Johnson and Mike Scott helped turn a 22-point fourth quarter lead to just four.  The first two units couldn’t find a rhythm tonight,... »

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Rooting Interests: Jazz Can Help Hawks Clinch

Monday, March 25th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Jazz Can Help Hawks Clinch

There’s not a lot of meaningful Eastern Conference action in the NBA tonight, but the Hawks do have a chance to clinch a playoff spot with some help. Atlanta travels to Indianapolis for the fourth and final game of the season series with the Indiana Pacers.  Indiana currently sits four games ahead of the... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Contenders Take Care of Business on the Road

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The Hawks got a big win over the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday but couldn’t get any help. The Chicago Bulls kept pace with Atlanta by handing the Timberwolves 104-97 in Minneapolis behind a double-double from Nate Robinson.  The Bulls played without Joakim Noah for a second straight game, but they’ve won both.  The win keeps... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Continue Comebacks vs. Bucks

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Continue Comebacks vs. Bucks

A few thoughts after today’s 104-99 win over the Bucks: - There’s something about the fourth quarter in the Bradley Center that the Hawks really like. After coming from 10 down in the final period to win 103-102 on Feb. 23 in Milwaukee, the Hawks came from five down late today to win.  They... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Gain Ground on Nets, Pacers

Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Gain Ground on Nets, Pacers

The Hawks are still in the hunt for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs thanks to losses by the two teams directly ahead of them. The Brooklyn Nets started their eight-game road trip 2-0 but lost last night to the Clippers 101-95 as Chris Paul scored 29 points. The Brooklyn loss... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Can’t Stop Inside-Outside Game of Portland

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Can’t Stop Inside-Outside Game of Portland

A few thoughts after tonight’s 104-93 loss to the Blazers: - Al Horford continues to have big game after big game. He didn’t shoot the ball well tonight put pulled down 17 rebounds and walked away with 15 points. If a few more make-able shots fall for him, we may be looking at a different score.... »

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Rooting Interests: Hawks Hoping Competitors Falter On the Road

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Rooting Interests: Hawks Hoping Competitors Falter On the Road

Three teams battling for playoff positioning with the Hawks all have road games tonight, while the Hawks play at home. The Hawks host the Portland Trail Blazers, who beat the Chicago Bulls last night to give Atlanta some breathing room in the East standings. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Get Cushion With Bulls Loss

Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Get Cushion With Bulls Loss

Last night the Portland Trail Blazers were our friends.  Tonight they’ll be our enemies. Portland beat the Chicago Bulls 99-89 in the United Center behind 28 points from LaMarcus Aldridge. The loss drops the Bulls into a sixth place tie with the Boston Celtics, and the Hawks now own a 1.5 game lead over... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Get Win, Help From Hornets

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Hawks Get Win, Help From Hornets

The New Orleans Hornets made Hawks fans very happy on Wednesday night. The Hornets beat the Boston Celtics 87-86 on an Anthony Davis tip-in with .3 seconds left, dropping Boston to 1.5 games behind the Hawks in the standings. The loss keeps Boston in the seventh spot, a half game behind the idle Chicago... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Teague, Horford Power Hawks

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Teague, Horford Power Hawks

A few thoughts after tonight’s 98-90 win over the Bucks: - Not enough can be said about the play of Jeff Teague tonight. When he’s on, he’s on, and tonight he was definitely on. He scored 27 points, hit four three-pointers and handed out 11 assists. The Hawks seem to go as he goes.... »

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