11 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

Saturday, October 19, 2013
By Robby Kalland

Washington Wizards v Atlanta Hawks

We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 11 days left, today’s reason is…

Buzzer Beaters

Late game excitement and buzzer-beaters are another reason to be excited about the upcoming season. The Hawks first home preseason game already featured some great late-game excitement as the Hawks came back from 11 points down in the final five minutes to tie the game. Unfortunately, the Hawks ended up on the wrong end of a buzzer-beater as Aron Baynes hit a game-winning floater for the Spurs with three seconds to play in the game.

The Hawks were unable to get a shot up in time on their final possession as the ball got to Kyle Korver in the corner too late. Korver was one of the go-to guys at the end of the clock last season, and will likely have more late-game plays run for him again this year. He had a few big moments late in games and at the end of the half last year, and none were bigger than his game-winning three-pointer that gave the Hawks a one-point overtime victory over the Wizards.

The possibility of having more of those types of moments is definitely something we are excited about for this season.

We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season.  Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!

Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
Day 35 – Overtime Games
Day 34 – Fan Experiences
Day 33 – Learning Foreign Languages
Day 32 – Gustavo Ayón
Day 31 – Open Practice
Day 30 – Live Streaming/Hawks.com
Day 29 – Ryan Cameron
Day 28 – Bob Rathbun & Dominique Wilkins
Day 27 – Paul Millsap
Day 26 – Hawks Shop
Day 25 – Players On Twitter
Day 24 – Kiss Cam
Day 23 – Hawks 6th Man
Day 22 – Harry The Hawk
Day 21 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 20 – Hawks In Transition
Day 19 – Crazy Half-Court Shots at Halftime
Day 18 – DeMarre Carroll
Day 17 – Hawks Cheerleaders
Day 16 – Dunks
Day 15 – Al Horford’s Mid-Range Game
Day 14 – Friday Night Lights
Day 13 – MLK Day
Day 12 – Steve Holman and 92.9 The Game

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