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Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #4: Josh Smith Returns to Atlanta

By Robby Kalland

The Detroit Pistons will come to Atlanta on Nov. 20, which will be the first time the Hawks will play against Josh Smith. Smith signed with the Pistons this summer after spending his first nine seasons in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. Smith’s return to Philips Arena in November will... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Put Pressure Back On Pacers

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 102-91 win over the Pacers: - Obviously home court means everything in this series.  The Pacers took care of their end by winning games 1 and 2, and now the Hawks have protected their house.  The pressure is back on the Pacers as the series shifts to Indiana for... »

Postgame Thoughts: Rookies Shine Again In Win

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 124-101 win over the 76ers: - How about our rookies?  One game after combining for 45, John Jenkins and Mike Scott combine for 38 more on a combined 14-23 shooting off the bench.  Jenkins backed up a career-high 23 with 21, and Scott netted 17 to go with eight... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Show Heart In Must-Win

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 96-92 win over the Lakers: - We knew this would be a tough game without Jeff Teague, Josh Smith, DeShawn Stevenson and Zaza Pachulia, and it certainly was. The Lakers came from 14 down to take the lead in the second half, but this was truly a team win... »

Smith Joins Exclusive Club With Historic Basket

By Jaryd Wilson

Josh Smith caught the ball in transition at half court, took two dribbles at full speed and reached the rim, dropping one in off the glass while drawing a foul from Denver’s Kenneth Faried Monday night. It was a modest three-point play in what ended up being a forgettable night for the Hawks.  They... »

Postgame Thoughts: Horford’s Tear Continues With Career Night

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 102-91 win over the Jazz: - Al Horford continues to be the hottest big man in the NBA.  His career-high 34-point night bumps his average to 25.4 points per game over his last seven games, six of which have been Hawks wins.  He’s also shooting 68 percent from the... »

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... »

J-Smoove Ranked Top Perimeter Defender in NBA

By Jaryd Wilson

Bradford Doolittle from Basketball Prospectus ranked the top perimeter defenders in the NBA based on six statistical categories he pulled from various databases. The number one player on the list?  Josh Smith. For the sake of time and confusion, I won’t explain Doolittle’s formula.  You can read it here (ESPN Insider access required) if you’re... »