Rooting Interests

Rooting Interests: Hawks Control Destiny for 5th if Heat Win

Sunday, April 14, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Hawks Control Destiny for 5th if Heat Win

The Chicago Bulls have owned the Miami Heat in the regular season since LeBron James arrived in South Beach (7-3 against them).  One more win would go a long way in securing the fifth spot in the East for Chicago. The Hawks, meanwhile, are watching today’s action from home.  Having played one more game... »

Rooting Interests: Can Raptors Do It Again?

Friday, April 12, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Can Raptors Do It Again?

The Raptors beat the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on Tuesday.  Can they pull off the upset twice in one week? Doing so would help the Hawks’ cause for the five seed.  Chicago currently sits a half game ahead of Atlanta but also owns the tiebreaker, so you could look at that lead... »

Rooting Interests: Hawks Could Move Into Fifth With Knicks Win

Thursday, April 11, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Hawks Could Move Into Fifth With Knicks Win

New York’s 14th straight win could also be a big one for the Hawks. The Knicks face the Chicago Bulls tonight in the only Eastern Conference game on the schedule.  The Knicks are looking for their 14th straight victory but will be without a fair amount of their regulars, who are nursing minor injuries... »

Rooting Interests: Nets-Celtics Could Have Big Impact on Hawks

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Nets-Celtics Could Have Big Impact on Hawks

The Boston Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets tonight.  The Hawks will have a watchful eye on it. Brooklyn is almost assured of the four seed, barring a monumental collapse in the season’s final week.  Tonight’s win would cement that for them.  Boston, however, is playing for much more.  The Celtics would like to move... »

Rooting Interests: Bobcats Could Keep Hawks Close

Saturday, April 6, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Bobcats Could Keep Hawks Close

The Charlotte Bobcats travel to New York to face the Brooklyn Nets tonight in what could be a big game for the Hawks. Atlanta sits two back of Brooklyn for the number four seed.  With only five games remaining for Atlanta, they’re going to start needing help if they want home-court advantage in the... »

Rooting Interests: Magic and Cavs Must Shine

Friday, April 5, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Magic and Cavs Must Shine

The Hawks have a winnable home game tonight against a team that won’t make the playoffs.  Unfortunately the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics are in the same boat. All three teams should be in the exact same positions come tomorrow morning, provided the Hawks handle the Sixers, the Celtics dispose of the Cavs and... »

Rooting Interests: Bulls the Preference, But Hawks Win Either Way

Thursday, April 4, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Bulls the Preference, But Hawks Win Either Way

The Chicago Bulls visit the Barclays Center tonight to face the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, the Hawks, sandwiched between the two in the East standings, can kick back and watch. Atlanta will win either way tonight because one of these teams will lose.  The preference is still Chicago simply because the Hawks still have a... »

Rooting Interests: Help From Cleveland Would Be Nice

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Help From Cleveland Would Be Nice

The Brooklyn Nets conclude an eight-game road trip tonight in Cleveland.  If all goes the Hawks’ way, Atlanta could be in a fourth place tie by the end of the night. The Nets are currently 4-3 through the first seven games of their Circus Trip.  The road success has been critical in them holding... »

Rooting Interests: Can Wizards cast spell on Bulls?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson
Rooting Interests: Can Wizards cast spell on Bulls?

The Chicago Bulls have three more games to play than the Hawks.  They make one of them up tonight against the surging Wizards. Washington has blossomed since John Wall returned to lead them over the Hawks on Jan. 12.  A Bulls win would move them back into fifth in the seemingly every day Eastern... »

Rooting Interests: Lawson’s Injury Hurtful To Nuggets, Hawks

Friday, March 29, 2013
By Micah Hart
Rooting Interests: Lawson’s Injury Hurtful To Nuggets, Hawks

The Hawks have a chance tonight to put some distance between themselves and the Celtics when the two teams meet in Boston for the final time in the regular season. It’s a critical game, as Atlanta currently leads their nemeses by 2.5 games in the standings with only 10 games remaining (11 for the... »