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Rooting Interests: Pacers, Celtics in Action

By Micah Hart

As Jim Morrison once said, “The West is the best.” Let’s hope that is the case tonight, as the Celtics and Pacers both head out of town for road games in Western Conference cities. Boston, licking their wounds from last night’s rout at the hands of the Knicks, heads to Minnesota to take on... »

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

By Micah Hart

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... »

Scoreboard Watching: Pacers Move To #2

By Micah Hart

  The Western Conference has the reputation of being the better side of the NBA, and perhaps that is true (ok, it’s certainly true). But it wasn’t last night, as both Eastern Conference playoff contenders won their interconference matchups. First, the Bucks held off the Lakers 113-103 in Milwaukee thanks in part to 21... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Complete Amazing Comeback Against Celtics

By Micah Hart

A few thoughts coming up (once I catch my breath) after the Hawks’ unbelievable 123-111 double-overtime win over the Celtics at Philips Arena: – Hang on, I still need a minute. – Seriously, give me a second, I need some time to process what just happened. – Ok, let’s start here. The Hawks did... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Fall to Celtics

By Micah Hart

A few thoughts coming up on the Hawks’ 89-81 loss to the Celtics Saturday night at Philips Arena: – A tale of two halves. The Hawks shot the ball well, played terrific defense, and cruised to a 15-point lead at the end of the first half. In the second half, the Celtics turned the... »

Scouting the Opposition: Boston Celtics

By Micah Hart

For every home game this season, we’ll be gathering some intel on the opposing team from someone who knows them best — a team employee, a rival blogger, beat writer or broadcaster. For the Hawks’ home game Saturday night against the Celtics, we reached out to Celtics.com’s Marc D’Amico for his take on their... »

Fitting End to a Season of What-If’s

By Jon Newberry

What if Al Horford never gets injured? What if Josh Smith isn’t slowed with a knee injury, forcing him to miss Game 3? What if one basket or stop goes differently down the stretch in Game 2, 3 OR 6? All of these questions can eat at Hawks fans (not to mention players and... »

Back to What We Know Works

By Jon Newberry

The Hawks will start a familiar lineup tonight for Game 5 at the Highlight Factory… at least it is familiar if you followed Atlanta for the first 12 days of the season. Coach Drew revealed at shootaround that he plans on using his opening night starting lineup of Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams,... »

Hawks Focus on ‘Step One’: Winning Game 5

By Jon Newberry

A lot is made during a playoff series about making adjustments game-by-game. The honest truth about this current series between the Hawks and Celtics are that there are no more secrets. Any adjustment will be minor unless that adjustment is an increased sense of urgency. Boston was much more effective in Game 4, but... »

Hawks Hold On for Game 1 Win

By Jon Newberry

The Hawks raced out to a 20-6 lead and never trailed as they posted an 83-74 in Game 1 of their opening round match-up with the Boston Celtics on Sunday night at the Highlight Factory. Josh Smith was huge for the Hawks from start to finish, turning in a big double-double with 22 points... »