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Hawks In, But Who Will Be Their Opponent?

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks clinched a playoff spot with a convincing 98-85 win over the Miami Heat Saturday night at Philips Arena.  They are now locked in as the #8 seed in the East and will face either the Miami Heat or Indiana Pacers. But which one? Both teams have identical 54-26 records with two... »

Magic Number Now 1 For Hawks

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks are on the brink of their seventh consecutive playoff appearance. After a dazzling defensive performance allowed them to get a win in Brooklyn despite five percent shooting from deep, the Hawks reduced their Magic Number to one.  Both Atlanta and New York have three games remaining, meaning the Knicks would need... »

Hawks Reduce Magic Number To 2

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks came back to beat the Boston Celtics in thrilling fashion Wednesday night, finishing the game on a 25-8 run to turn a nine-point deficit into an eight-point win. In the process, they also stretched their lead over the idle New York Knicks to two games with four to play in the... »

Hawks Dominate Pacers in Indiana

By Robby Kalland

The Hawks (34-42) came out hot in Indiana (53-25), jumping out to a 9-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back on their way to a 107-88 victory over the Pacers. Atlanta shot 56.2% from the field (41-of-73) and 44.4% from three (12-of-27) for the game, and they held the Pacers’ offense... »

Scouting Report: Indiana Pacers

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks head to Indiana to face the struggling Pacers in a game that means a lot for both teams. For Indiana, wins are a must if they hope to catch the Miami Heat in the race for home-court advantage.  The Pacers currently sit one game back in the loss column, and if last... »

Short-Handed Hawks Lose in Indiana

By Robby Kalland

The short-handed Hawks (25-27) lost their sixth straight game as the Pacers (41-12) dominated the first and third quarters on their way to a 108-98 victory. The Pacers jumped out to a 31-9 lead in the first quarter thanks to a 13-of-14 shooting start, and they took advantage of seven early Hawks turnovers to... »

Scouting Report: Indiana Pacers

By Jaryd Wilson

The timing of the All-Star break couldn’t have been better for the Hawks, who lost their last five games of the first half and needed the long weekend to rest, regroup and get healthy. Unfortunately, the timing and luck aren’t always shining at the same time.  Atlanta opens the second half of the season... »

Comeback Falls Just Short vs. Indiana

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 89-85 loss to the Pacers: - Tonight showed why, in my mind, this Hawks team is one of the most fun teams to watch.  Many teams could have packed it in after falling behind by 16 in the fourth quarter, but not this team.  Led by an unlikely fourth... »

Scouting Report: Indiana Pacers

By Robby Kalland

The Pacers — owners of the best record in the NBA — will return to Philips Arena Tuesday night to face the Hawks. In their first meeting of the season, also in Atlanta, the Hawks got a 97-87 victory behind a balanced scoring effort, led by 17 points from Kyle Korver. In that meeting,... »

Hawks End Losing Streak With Win Over NBA-Best Pacers

By Robby Kalland

The Hawks came into Wednesday on a three-game losing streak but dominated the Pacers, owners of the NBA’s best record, from the tip. The Hawks jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first four and a half minutes of the game and never led by fewer than eight points after that. The Pacers,... »