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Scouting Report: Los Angeles Lakers

By Jaryd Wilson

After an emotion season-opening win over the crosstown rival Clippers, the Lakers have dropped their past two games and sit at 1-2 headed into Sunday’s game with the Hawks.  Los Angeles played a Tim Duncan-less Spurs team tough Friday night before falling on their home court. As we know, L.A. is without Kobe Bryant,... »

Postgame Thoughts: Third Unit Gives Hawks Lift Despite Loss

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 100-94 loss to the Pacers: - How about the energy the Hawks’ third unit brought tonight?  The combination of Shelvin Mack, DeShawn Stevenson, John Jenkins, Ivan Johnson and Mike Scott helped turn a 22-point fourth quarter lead to just four.  The first two units couldn’t find a rhythm tonight,... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Continue Comebacks vs. Bucks

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after today’s 104-99 win over the Bucks: - There’s something about the fourth quarter in the Bradley Center that the Hawks really like. After coming from 10 down in the final period to win 103-102 on Feb. 23 in Milwaukee, the Hawks came from five down late today to win.  They... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Get Biggest Conference Road Win of Season

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 105-93 win over the Nets: - It was clear the Hawks wanted to establish the paint tonight, playing through Al Horford from the get-go.  The big man had a game-high 22 points on 11-21 shooting.  The 21 shots is what I loved.  Coach Drew had a plan to get... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Can’t Keep Up With Running Nuggets

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 104-88 loss to the Nuggets: - This was a recipe set up for disaster from the get-go.  The Hawks were coming off a road game against one of the hottest teams in basketball in Los Angeles, had to fly into Denver in the middle of the night, turn around... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Notch Fourth Straight Road Win

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 114-103 win over the Pistons: - The Hawks are rolling offensively right now.  They’ve scored at least 100 points in eight of their past nine games and improved on their 97.4 points per game with 114 tonight. - Al Horford continues his dominant play. He had 23 points and... »

Postgame Thoughts: Horford the Hero to Start Road Trip

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 103-102 win over the Bucks: - Al Horford came up big down the stretch, getting easy baskets twice in the final minute, including the game winner on the same play the Hawks ran to tie the game in an eventual overtime win over Detroit. - The Hawks’ starters did... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Leave For Road Trip On Good Note

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 122-108 win over the Kings: - The talk of the week has been about whether or not Josh Smith was going to stay or go.  He appears to be relieved of the distractions.  J-Smoove went an efficient 8-12 from the field (18 points) to go with six rebounds and... »

Trade Deadline Recap: Hawks Mostly Quiet, Acquire Dahntay Jones and Jeremy Tyler

By Micah Hart

Well, that was exciting, wasn’t it? Despite rumors circling the Hawks for days and days, in the end, the team made a couple small moves before the NBA trade deadline on Thursday, shipping guard Anthony Morrow to Dallas in exchange for forward Dahntay Jones and acquiring F/C Jeremy Tyler from the Warriors for a future... »