Archive for April, 2013

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Put Pressure Back On Pacers

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Put Pressure Back On Pacers

A few thoughts after tonight’s 102-91 win over the Pacers: - Obviously home court means everything in this series.  The Pacers took care of their end by winning games 1 and 2, and now the Hawks have protected their house.  The pressure is back on the Pacers as the series shifts to Indiana for... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Step Up D In Must-Win Game 3

Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Step Up D In Must-Win Game 3

A few thoughts after tonight’s 90-69 win over the Pacers: - The story of this series has been Atlanta’s inability to stop Indiana.  What a difference home-court advantage makes in changing that.  The Hawks held the Pacers to 27 percent shooting, thanks in large part to finally keeping the Pacers out of the lane.... »

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Pacers at Hawks – Game 3 Preview

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Pacers at Hawks – Game 3 Preview

With two rough games in Indiana behind them, the Hawks return home hoping familiar grounds equal a reversal of fortunes. Game 3 is a must-win game to say the least, and the Hawks feel like they’re ready.  Larry Drew says the team remains confident but hinted at Thursday’s practice that there may be some... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Game 2 Follow Similar Path

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Game 2 Follow Similar Path

A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks’ 113-98 loss to the Pacers in Game 2 of their first-round Playoff series: – First and foremost, let’s remember the old playoff adage: A series isn’t a series until someone wins a game on the other team’s court. It’s a cliche, but it’s true. Neither of... »

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Hawks at Pacers – Game 2 Preview

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Hawks at Pacers – Game 2 Preview

The Hawks are looking to rebound after a disappointing 107-90 Game 1 loss to the Indiana Pacers. In Game 1, Indiana scored 70 points either in the paint or from the free throw line.  As I said before the series started, Atlanta needed to keep Indiana out of the lane if they wanted to... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Mistakes Hurt Hawks In Game 1

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Mistakes Hurt Hawks In Game 1

A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks 107-90 loss to the Pacers in Game 1 of their First-Round Eastern Conference Playoff Series: – Zaza Pachulia manned the Hawks’ twitter feed during the game, and one thing he kept saying was that the team was giving away points due to mistakes, but that they... »

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Hawks at Pacers – Game 1 Preview

Friday, April 19th, 2013
Hawks at Pacers – Game 1 Preview

The Hawks are preparing for game one against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis. Atlanta didn’t win at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in the regular season and will be looking to steal game one in a building where the Pacers won 30 games.  The Pacers will go with George Hill, Lance Stephenson, Paul... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Settle In For Tilt With Pacers

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Settle In For Tilt With Pacers

A few thoughts after tonight’s 98-92 loss to the Knicks: - It’s official – The Hawks are headed to Indiana for a first-round showdown with the Pacers.  Atlanta’s loss gave the Chicago Bulls the five seed before their win over the Wizards was official.  Game one will be Sunday. - Obviously Larry Drew’s goal... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Play It Safe With Starters As Playoffs Loom

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Play It Safe With Starters As Playoffs Loom

A few thoughts after tonight’s 113-96 loss to the Raptors: - I’ll open by saying it was cool to see the Hawks pay respects to those impacted by yesterday’s tragedy in Boston.  There was a moment of silence before the game, and ‘Sweet Caroline,’ a Boston sports tradition, played at halftime.  Nice job by... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Cruise, Set Up Wednesday Drama

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Cruise, Set Up Wednesday Drama

The Chicago Bulls easily beat the Orlando Magic last night, which sets the stage for a Wednesday night full of channel-flipping and refreshing NBA.com. The Bulls got Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Richard Hamilton back in last night’s 18-point road win at Orlando.  Chicago’s win assures that Atlanta can’t clinch the five seed even... »

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