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East Out To Reclaim Dominance

By Jaryd Wilson

The East has the past five NBA MVP award winners and the past two NBA Champions, but the West has been the more dominant conference in 2013-14.  While the All-Star Game (8 ET, TNT) is largely just a show and hardly indicative of which conference is actually more talented, the East still feels they have... »

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... »

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... »

Scouting the Opposition: Oklahoma City Thunder

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 against the Thunder, we reached out to Royce Young, who blogs about OKC for Daily Thunder and... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks Fall In Opener To Rockets

By Micah Hart

The season is underway, after the Hawks fell 109-102 to the Rockets in front of a sold-out Philips Arena. A disappointing way to start the campaign for sure, but some positives to take away going forward. Let’s take a quick look: Lou Williams gave Hawks fans plenty of reasons to be happy the Snellville... »

Scouting The Opposition: Houston Rockets

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’ season opener against the Rockets, we reached out to the excellent Jason Friedman, who covers the Rockets beat for... »