Archive for April, 2013

Rooting Interests: All Eyes on Hawks, Bulls In East

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Rooting Interests: All Eyes on Hawks, Bulls In East

With six of the eight playoff seeds set in the East, the only thing left to be decided is which team among the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks will finish fifth. The other team will of course finish sixth. Here’s how the East will look come playoff time: 1)  Heat 2)  Knicks 3)  Pacers... »

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Scoreboard Watching: 5 Seed is Atlanta’s If They Want It

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: 5 Seed is Atlanta’s If They Want It

With the Chicago Bulls‘ loss to the Miami Heat Sunday afternoon, the Hawks now have sole possession of the five seed with two games to play. Atlanta can finish no worse than sixth, so it’s a matter of who the Hawks want to play.  If they feel more comfortable playing the Indiana Pacers first... »

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Rooting Interests: Hawks Control Destiny for 5th if Heat Win

Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Hawks Control Destiny for 5th if Heat Win

The Chicago Bulls have owned the Miami Heat in the regular season since LeBron James arrived in South Beach (7-3 against them).  One more win would go a long way in securing the fifth spot in the East for Chicago. The Hawks, meanwhile, are watching today’s action from home.  Having played one more game... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Rally Against Bucks…Again

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Rally Against Bucks…Again

A few thoughts after tonight’s 109-104 win over the Bucks: - There’s something about the Bucks that must make the Hawks think they’re never out of a game.  Atlanta rallied from 10 down in the final minutes to beat the Bucks 103-102 in game one, overcame an eight-point deficit to win game two, clawed... »

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Rooting Interests: Can Raptors Do It Again?

Friday, April 12th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Can Raptors Do It Again?

The Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday.  Can they pull off the upset twice in one week? Doing so would help the Hawks’ cause for the five seed.  Chicago currently sits a half game ahead of Atlanta but also owns the tiebreaker, so you could look at that lead... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Stay Ahead of Hawks With Win

Friday, April 12th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Stay Ahead of Hawks With Win

The Chicago Bulls broke another streak last night and got a big win in the standings at the same time. The New York Knicks came into last night’s game on a 13-game winning streak, but Nate Robinson’s 35 points off the bench sparked Chicago to a 118-111 overtime win despite the Bulls blowing a... »

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Rooting Interests: Hawks Could Move Into Fifth With Knicks Win

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Hawks Could Move Into Fifth With Knicks Win

New York’s 14th straight win could also be a big one for the Hawks. The Knicks face the Chicago Bulls tonight in the only Eastern Conference game on the schedule.  The Knicks are looking for their 14th straight victory but will be without a fair amount of their regulars, who are nursing minor injuries... »

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Scoreboard Watching: Nets’ Stars Help Give Hawks Cushion

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Scoreboard Watching: Nets’ Stars Help Give Hawks Cushion

The Hawks are in prime position to finish no worse than sixth in the East after the Brooklyn Nets took care of the Boston Celtics 101-93 at TD Garden last night. The Brooklyn win means the Hawks cannot host a first round playoff series.  However, it appears unlikely that Atlanta will have to deal... »

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Postgame Thoughts: Rookies Shine Again In Win

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Postgame Thoughts: Rookies Shine Again In Win

A few thoughts after tonight’s 124-101 win over the 76ers: - How about our rookies?  One game after combining for 45, John Jenkins and Mike Scott combine for 38 more on a combined 14-23 shooting off the bench.  Jenkins backed up a career-high 23 with 21, and Scott netted 17 to go with eight... »

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Rooting Interests: Nets-Celtics Could Have Big Impact on Hawks

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Rooting Interests: Nets-Celtics Could Have Big Impact on Hawks

The Boston Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets tonight.  The Hawks will have a watchful eye on it. Brooklyn is almost assured of the four seed, barring a monumental collapse in the season’s final week.  Tonight’s win would cement that for them.  Boston, however, is playing for much more.  The Celtics would like to move... »

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