Archive for December, 2013

Hawks Close 2013 With More Drama

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Hawks Close 2013 With More Drama

A few thoughts after today’s 92-91 win over Boston: - This team sure knows drama.  After three straight overtime games and another close one in Orlando, it’s only fitting that the Hawks close 2013 with another game decided on the final shot.  This time, Boston’s Jordan Crawford had three chances to give his team... »

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Scouting Report: Boston Celtics

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Scouting Report: Boston Celtics

The Hawks march on without Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll or John Jenkins as they face the Boston Celtics on New Year’s Eve.  TD garden has been a house of horrors for Atlanta, and they’ll hope to right the ship by closing 2013 with a win. The Hawks will be tasked with slowing down Boston’s... »

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Tired Hawks Fall To Magic 109-102

Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Tired Hawks Fall To Magic 109-102

The Magic (10-20) followed 21 points and seven assists from Aaron Afflalo to beat the Hawks (17-14) 109-102 in Orlando. The Hawks, coming off a back-to-back and three overtime games in a row, looked a bit sluggish on the offensive end and were dominated by the Magic in the paint. The Magic outscored the Hawks... »

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Scouting Report: Orlando Magic

Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Scouting Report: Orlando Magic

The Hawks don’t have much time to recover after playing their fourth overtime period in three games Saturday night, as they’re in Orlando Sunday for an early evening tip against the Magic. This is the third time these teams have played already, so they’re very familiar with one another.  The glaring difference, obviously, is... »

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Hawks Go to OT Again to Beat Bobcats In First Game Without Horford

Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Hawks Go to OT Again to Beat Bobcats In First Game Without Horford

The Hawks (17-13) went to overtime for the third straight game, the first time the franchise has done that since 1997, and got a 118-116 victory over the Bobcats (14-17) (the Hawks 10th straight win over Charlotte). The game was the first since Al Horford tore his right pectoral and in his absence the Hawks got big... »

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Losing the Boss: Al Horford Out Indefinitely with Torn Right Pectoral

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Losing the Boss: Al Horford Out Indefinitely with Torn Right Pectoral

The Hawks suffered a major blow Friday learning that star center Al Horford had suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle late in the fourth quarter of the Hawks’ 127-125 double-overtime win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Thursday night. Horford tore his left pectoral 11 games into the lockout shortened 2011-12 season,... »

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Hawks vs. Bobcats Game Preview

Friday, December 27th, 2013
Hawks vs. Bobcats Game Preview

The Hawks (16-13) are coming off of a grueling double-overtime win over the Cavs in Cleveland on Thursday that saw Al Horford (right shoulder) and DeMarre Carroll (right thumb sprain) each go down with an injury in the fourth quarter. The Bobcats (14-15) are winners of four of their last five games, and their offense, which is... »

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TRILLSAP: Breaking Down Paul Millsap’s Three-Point Excellence

Friday, December 27th, 2013
TRILLSAP: Breaking Down Paul Millsap’s Three-Point Excellence

In recent years, three-point shooting has taken on a much bigger part of the NBA game, and more and more players are being asked to make three-point shooting part of their repertoire. As analytics have become a more integral part of how teams view the game, efficiency has become increasingly valuable, and teams have... »

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Jeff Teague Lifts Hawks to Double OT Win over Cavs

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Jeff Teague Lifts Hawks to Double OT Win over Cavs

A Jeff Teague pull-up jumper from 20 feet took four bounces off the rim before dropping through the net as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hawks (16-13) a 127-125 victory in double-overtime over the Cavaliers (10-18). Teague set a career-high with 34 points and added 14 assists, three rebounds, and three steals in just... »

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Scouting Report: Cleveland Cavaliers

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Scouting Report: Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s been a weird NBA season to say the least, but perhaps no team has been more perplexing than the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Tonight’s Hawks opponent is a league-worst 2-12 on the road but 8-5 at home.  They sit seven games under .500 despite a roster than many thought would compete for a playoff spot.... »

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