Archive for November, 2013

Hawks Unable to Complete Another Comeback; Lose to Wizards

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Hawks Unable to Complete Another Comeback; Lose to Wizards

The Hawks dug themselves a third quarter hole for the second straight night, but, unlike Friday night against the Mavericks, they were unable to complete the comeback, falling to the Wizards 108-101. Hawks vs. Wizards Photo Gallery Stats Highlights With 8:12 to play in the third, the Wizards took an 18-point lead on a Nene... »

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Scouting Report: Washington Wizards

Saturday, November 30th, 2013
Scouting Report: Washington Wizards

Though they lost to the Pacers last night (Who hasn’t?), the Wizards have been playing much better basketball as of late.  At 7-9, they currently occupy the seventh spot in the East, but they’re a very dangerous 4-2 in the nation’s capital, which is where Atlanta will be Saturday. The Hawks do catch a... »

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Hawks Come Back From 17 Down to Beat Mavs

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Hawks Come Back From 17 Down to Beat Mavs

The Mavericks led 28-23 after the first quarter thanks to 50% shooting and were 6-for-6 from the three-point line prior to a last second miss from Shane Larkin. Jose Calderon went 3-for-3 in the opening frame but left with a right ankle injury in the third. The Mavs led 53-39 at the half, and the Hawks... »

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Hawks-Mavs Preview: Hawks Looking To Split Season Series

Friday, November 29th, 2013
Hawks-Mavs Preview: Hawks Looking To Split Season Series

The Hawks (8-8) come into the game reeling after losing their third game in a row Wednesday night in Houston, while the Mavs (10-6) just avoided a three-game skid of their own with a win in Oakland over the Warriors on Wednesday. Atlanta dropped the season opener in Dallas in a high-scoring affair that... »

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Hawks Struggle On D In Loss To Houston

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Hawks Struggle On D In Loss To Houston

A few thoughts after tonight’s 113-84 loss to the Rockets: - The Hawks struggled on both ends of the floor, but particularly on the defensive end, where the Rockets scored 113 points, shot 55 percent from the field and drew 24 fouls, all without two prolific scorers in James Harden and Jeremy Lin.  After... »

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Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets are 10-5 and currently tied for fourth place in the Western Conference.  They’ve done pretty much as well as expected after making the biggest offseason move in the NBA by landing Dwight Howard in free agency. Howard is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds per game.  The seven-foot monster is the... »

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Korver’s Streak On Hold Due To Rib Injury

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Korver’s Streak On Hold Due To Rib Injury

Kyle Korver’s three-point streak is on temporary hold. The sharpshooting guard was diagnosed with a rib contusion suffered in Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic.  That injury kept him from traveling to Houston for Atlanta’s matchup with the Rockets Wednesday.  He is receiving treatment, and it is unknown how long he will be out.... »

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Hawks Go Cold In Second Half; Blown Out By Magic

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Hawks Go Cold In Second Half; Blown Out By Magic

The Hawks held an eight point lead early in the third quarter before the Magic went on a 45-16 run to close the third quarter and open the fourth. The Hawks shot 4-for-25 (16%) during that run that lasted from the 10:01 mark in the third to the 7:01 mark in the fourth. Aaron Afflalo... »

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Korver’s Streak Reaches 88

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Kyle Korver made a three-pointer in a game for the 88th straight time, the longest active streak in the NBA and second all-time to Dana Barros’ record of 89. Paul Millsap’s baseline drive to the basket forced Orlando’s defense to collapse.  Millsap dished to Jeff Teague outside, and Orlando lost Korver while rotating onto... »

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Scouting Report: Orlando Magic

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Scouting Report: Orlando Magic

One of the many scheduling quirks for the Hawks has the Orlando Magic making both annual visits to Philips Arena within a span of 17 days. The Magic return to Atlanta after losing 104-94 on Nov. 9 in a game in which all five Hawks starters finished in double figures.  The Hawks will look... »

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