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Hawks Shut Down Rockets For Second Straight Win

By Robby Kalland

The Hawks’ (20-17) offense struggled but their defense held the Rockets’ (23-14) offense — 4th highest scoring in the NBA coming in — to just 80 points on 41.4% shooting (31.6% from three) as the Hawks won 83-80. Atlanta’s defense forced 18 turnovers, leading to 16 points, and the Hawks as a team got... »

Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

By Robby Kalland

The Houston Rockets (23-13) will bring their high-powered offense led by James Harden and Dwight Howard to Atlanta to face the Hawks (19-17) on Friday night. The Rockets are fourth in the NBA in points per game (105.8) and offensive rating (109.3). The Rockets, who are on the forefront of using analytics to shape their play on... »

Hawks Struggle On D In Loss To Houston

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 113-84 loss to the Rockets: - The Hawks struggled on both ends of the floor, but particularly on the defensive end, where the Rockets scored 113 points, shot 55 percent from the field and drew 24 fouls, all without two prolific scorers in James Harden and Jeremy Lin.  After... »

Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

By Jaryd Wilson

The Houston Rockets are 10-5 and currently tied for fourth place in the Western Conference.  They’ve done pretty much as well as expected after making the biggest offseason move in the NBA by landing Dwight Howard in free agency. Howard is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds per game.  The seven-foot monster is the... »

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,... »

Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #6: Rockets Come to Atlanta

By Robby Kalland

The Rockets were able to lure Dwight Howard to Houston this summer and now look to be one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference. Their lone visit to Atlanta on Jan. 10 is the sixth game in our schedule countdown. Last year, the Rockets finished seventh in the Western Conference with... »

Postgame Thoughts: Never-Say-Die Hawks Rally Again

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 99-98 loss to the Lakers: - The Hawks looked dead in the water about midway through the third quarter after the Lakers took a 65-49 lead.  But we know these Hawks, and we know they don’t lay down. Led by Devin Harris and Kyle Korver off the bench, the... »

Scouting the Opposition: New Orleans Hornets

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 Friday night against the Hornets, we reached out to Jim Eichenhofer, who covers the Hornets for their team... »

Scouting the Opposition: Memphis Grizzlies

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 Wednesday night against the Grizzlies, we reached out to Matt Moore, senior blogger for CBS Sports’ Eye on... »

Scouting the Opposition: Orlando Magic

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 Monday night against the Magic, we reached out to Evan Dunlap, who writes about Orlando for the... »