Archive for September, 2013

Antić With Solid Final Game For Macedonia

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

New Atlanta Hawk Pero Antić scored a game-high 16 points in a 76-66 loss to Latvia in Macedonia’s final EuroBasket game Monday. Antić went 10-12 from the free throw line, hit two three-pointers and also grabbed five rebounds. Macedonia struggled in the FIBA qualifying tournament, going 1-4 and failing to advance to round two.  Antić... »

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Hawks Offseason Moves

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Hawks Offseason Moves

Here’s a recap of the offseason moves for the Atlanta Hawks.  Click each headline for the full story: Hawks awarded Gustavo Ayón On Waiver Claim Hawks Sign Elton Brand Hawks Sign Paul Millsap Hawks Sign DeMarre Carroll Hawks Sign Pero Antić Kyle Korver Re-Ups Jeff Teague Talks Return Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images »

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Mexico Qualifies For World Cup

Monday, September 9th, 2013
Mexico Qualifies For World Cup

Mexico didn’t even qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship this year but was added as a replacement team when Panama got suspended. Now they’re headed to the biggest international basketball tournament in the world. Gustavo Ayón had a quiet game, playing just 11 minutes and scoring just five points, but it was enough to help... »

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Mexico On Verge of World Cup

Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Mexico On Verge of World Cup

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 19 points to help Mexico to a 100-89 win over Jamaica in the FIBA Americas Championship Saturday, putting Mexico in position to improbably qualify for next year’s World Cup in Spain. Currently tied for second in the eight-team group, Ayón’s team needs only a win over Puerto Rico or a... »

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Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

Friday, September 6th, 2013
Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

Macedonia is still alive in EuroBasket 2013, thanks in large part to Pero Antić’s 16-points, 14-rebound performance in an 89-75 win over previously unbeaten Serbia. Antić struggled from three but was able to get most of his inside shots to fall and added five free throws.  Macedonia, which lost two close games to open the... »

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Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #1: MLK Day Hosting the Miami Heat

Friday, September 6th, 2013
Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #1: MLK Day Hosting the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat’s visit to Philips Arena on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lands in the top spot on our countdown. The MLK Day game is always a special occasion here in Atlanta, as we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosting the MLK Day game is an honor... »

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Antić Turns In Solid Effort In Loss

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Pero Antić scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds Thursday, but it wasn’t enough as Macedonia fell 75-67 to Lithuania in EuroBasket. Macedonia is now 0-2 in the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournament and may have to win their final three games just to get out of the first round. Three of the six teams... »

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Ayón Nets Double-Double In Loss To Canada

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Ayón Nets Double-Double In Loss To Canada

Gustavo Ayón had another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but Mexico’s chances of qualifying for the FIBA World Cup took a hit Thursday with an 89-67 loss to Canada in the opening game of the second round of the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico entered tied for third with Canada in points.  With four... »

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Antić, Macedonia Lose EuroBasket Heartbreaker To Montenegro

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Antić, Macedonia Lose EuroBasket Heartbreaker To Montenegro

New Hawk Pero Antić fouled out of Macedonia’s EuroBasket-opening game against Montenegro with 10 seconds left Wednesday, and the Macedonians missed two chances to win in the closing seconds before falling 81-80. Antić scored eight points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists in the loss. Six teams from the 24-team EuroBasket field... »

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Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #2: Hawks’ First Chance at Revenge vs. Pacers

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #2: Hawks’ First Chance at Revenge vs. Pacers

The Indiana Pacers knocked the Hawks out of the first round of the playoffs last season in six games, and the Hawks will have their first chance to exact some revenge on the Pacers when Indiana comes to town on Jan. 8. Indiana expects to be one of the best teams in the Eastern... »

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