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Reflecting On the Weekend Wins

Monday, March 5, 2012
By Jon Newberry

Call me paranoid, but with all the injuries piling up for Atlanta I want Wally Blase (the Hawks trainer) to keep a close eye on Josh Smith’s back and shoulders. J-Smoove carried the team to a pair of weekend wins, despite not feeling 100% with head congestion. On Friday night the Hawks scrapped their... »

Just Enough in Reserves

Saturday, March 3, 2012
By Jon Newberry
Just Enough in Reserves

AP RECAP | BOX SCORE | PHOTOS | HIGHLIGHTS Through the first three quarters the Hawks’ bench had as many turnovers as it did points (seven) and the Hawks appeared to be headed toward another frustrating loss, trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 76-65. Larry Drew started the final period with Jannero Pargo, Jerry Stackhouse, Tracy... »

Shootaround/Injury Update – 3.2.12

Friday, March 2, 2012
By Jon Newberry

12:40 PM UPDATE: OFFICIAL RELEASE FROM HAWKS PR Johnson and Green will both miss games tonight and tomorrow. There were plenty of updates from shootaround this morning… which is not a good thing. The official injury report lists Joe Johnson (knee) as day-to-day and Willie Green (back) as doubtful, but Coach Drew said that... »

Missed Opportunities Haunt Hawks in Loss

Thursday, March 1, 2012
By Jon Newberry

The Hawks had more than a few opportunities to seize control in Wednesday’s 85-82 loss to the Warriors at the Highlight Factory, but in the end they were only able to pull even for 19 seconds of the second half. In the fourth quarter, with the Hawks trailing 70-66, neither team scored a point... »

Update from Shootaround

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By Jon Newberry

A few updates from this morning’s shootaround before the Hawks open up the second half of the season at the Highlight Factory tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Joe Johnson is still officially listed as a gametime decision, but all indications are that he will make his return tonight after missing the last two... »

Hawks Fend Off Magic Rally

Friday, February 24, 2012
By Jon Newberry

The Hawks never trailed in the second half of their 83-78 win over the Magic Thursday night at the Highlight Factory, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that there was no drama or suspense down the stretch. Atlanta had squandered a 17-point halftime lead, letting the Magic tie the score in the... »

Hawks Stumble in Road Trip Finale

Thursday, February 23, 2012
By Jon Newberry

NEW YORK 99 – ATLANTA 82 AP RECAP | BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY | HIGHLIGHTS With a depleted lineup the Hawks needed to be extra sharp on Wednesday night as they faced the upstart Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta was playing without Al Horford and Joe Johnson, and on top of that the team... »

Stepping Up Within the System

Thursday, February 23, 2012
By Jon Newberry

There is no use sugar-coating it, the Hawks are shorthanded tonight. They have played the last 21 games without two-time All-Star Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle), and now they will play the next two games without their six-time All-Star Joe Johnson (knee). That is a lot of points and a lot of leadership to... »

Joe’s Injury Update

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Jon Newberry

The following update was sent from the Hawks PR this afternoon concerning Joe Johnson: Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who left Monday’s game in Chicago in the third quarter, did not travel with the team to New York today, and is returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his left knee. He will not play... »

Three Key Questions…

Friday, February 17, 2012
By Jon Newberry

The Hawks have three games left on their road trip, and each one comes with an important question whose answer will have a profound impact on strategy and game plan. SATURDAY @ PORTLAND: Will LaMarcus Aldridge be in uniform? Aldridge has missed the last two games for the Blazers after spraining his left ankle... »