Archive for February, 2014

Paul Millsap Plays Well In All-Star Game Debut

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Paul Millsap Plays Well In All-Star Game Debut

Paul Millsap made his All-Star game debut at the beginning of the second quarter of the 2014 All-Star game in New Orleans. Millsap made his first shot attempt, a mid-range jumper, and also added a nice layup finish off a half-court lob from Joakim Noah. East vs. West Photo Gallery Stats Game Recap Millsap finished... »

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‘Nique Joins Twitter…And He Wants To Be Verified NOW!

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Hall-of-Famer and Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins has had a busy All-Star weekend.  He competed in and won the Shooting Stars competition, judged the Slam Dunk contest, joined Twitter and…wait what?  Yep.  Dominique Wilkins joined Twitter. You can follow SportSouth’s color commentator at @DWilkins21.  He’s already well over 800 followers as of All-Star Game tip... »

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Unlock Our Next All-Star Animation

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

You unlocked our first two All-Star animations with your tweeting prowess.  Now it’s time to unlock our third and final one! If we get 400 tweets with #HawksAllStars by the end of tonight’s All-Star Game, we’ll show you the third animation AND give you 40% off + FREE SHIPPING on all Paul Millsap and... »

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East Out To Reclaim Dominance

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
East Out To Reclaim Dominance

The East has the past five NBA MVP award winners and the past two NBA Champions, but the West has been the more dominant conference in 2013-14.  While the All-Star Game (8 ET, TNT) is largely just a show and hardly indicative of which conference is actually more talented, the East still feels they have... »

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“One of the best dunks I’ve seen in a long time”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
“One of the best dunks I’ve seen in a long time”

Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins cemented All-Star Saturday Night by starting what would be a unanimous vote for the best and final dunk of the evening. The Hall-of-Famer held up “East” to signify that he was voting for John Wall’s dunk in the Battle Round.  Magic Johnson and Julius Irving followed suit, giving Wall the... »

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‘Nique, Team Bosh Repeat As Shooting Stars Champs

Saturday, February 15th, 2014
‘Nique, Team Bosh Repeat As Shooting Stars Champs

Team Bosh — featuring Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, and Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins — won their second consecutive Sears Shooting Stars contest with a final round time of 31.4 seconds to beat Team Durant — Kevin Durant, Karl Malone, and Skylar Diggins. In the first round they defeated Team Hardaway — Tim Hardaway, Jr., Tim Hardaway, Sr., and Elena... »

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Pero Antic’s “Team Hill” Wins Rising Stars Challenge

Friday, February 14th, 2014
Pero Antic’s “Team Hill” Wins Rising Stars Challenge

Unable to play because of a foot injury, rookie Pero Antic instead watched from the bench as his team won the Rising Stars Challenge 142-136. Antic was selected by NBA assistant coaches as one of nine rookies to participate, but a late January injury forced him to miss the game. MVP Andre Drummond led... »

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Hawks Close First Half With Loss In Toronto

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Hawks Close First Half With Loss In Toronto

The Hawks (25-26) dropped their fifth game in a row heading into the All-Star break as the Raptors (28-24) were too much in the second half, rolling to a 104-83 victory.  DeMar DeRozan  led all scorers with 31 points and, after a 1-of-6 start, finished on a 10-for-13 shooting run. Without DeMarre Carroll (hamstring), the... »

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Animating Hawks All-Stars

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Animating Hawks All-Stars

If you’ve seen this floating around the internet the past few weeks, you may be familiar with the work of Patrick Truby, who does (among other things) really cool animation of NBA action. We liked his stuff so much that we commissioned him to do some work for us in advance of All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.... »

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One-on-One with Paul Millsap

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
One-on-One with Paul Millsap

In his first season as a Hawk, Paul Millsap earned his first All-Star selection of his career after seven seasons in Utah. The former Jazzman is averaging 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game — on pace for career-highs in all of those except rebounds. Millsap quickly adapted to Coach... »

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