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Series Recap: Pacers Overwhelm Valiant Hawks With Size

By Jaryd Wilson

At the end of the day, Indiana was simply too big. The obvious mismatch in size was a problem the Atlanta Hawks knew they’d have to deal with going into their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers.  Looking back, it was exactly that which lost them the series. The Pacers dominated the paint from... »

Postgame Thoughts: Hawks’ Season Ends In Six-Game Series

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 81-73 loss to the Pacers: - First of all, congratulations to the Indiana Pacers on a hard-fought and well-deserved series win.  We knew this would be a tough series, and the Pacers certainly made it that.  They were the better team, and they deserve to be moving on. -... »

Pacers at Hawks – Game 6 Preview

By Jaryd Wilson

Well Hawks fans, here we are.  Game 6 with the Hawks facing elimination and needing one more Indiana loss at Philips Arena to save their season. The Hawks have played well in the two games at home in this series so far, but this game will have a different feel.  Will the Pacers be... »

Postgame Thoughts: Pacers Hold Serve, Push Hawks To Brink

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 106-83 loss to the Pacers: - Obviously the Hawks wanted to take this game since Game 7′s on the road are almost impossible to win, but the Pacers did their job in protecting home court.  This is the only first-round series in which a home team hasn’t lost, so... »

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: Hawks Step Up D In Must-Win Game 3

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 90-69 win over the Pacers: - The story of this series has been Atlanta’s inability to stop Indiana.  What a difference home-court advantage makes in changing that.  The Hawks held the Pacers to 27 percent shooting, thanks in large part to finally keeping the Pacers out of the lane.... »

Pacers at Hawks – Game 3 Preview

By Jaryd Wilson

With two rough games in Indiana behind them, the Hawks return home hoping familiar grounds equal a reversal of fortunes. Game 3 is a must-win game to say the least, and the Hawks feel like they’re ready.  Larry Drew says the team remains confident but hinted at Thursday’s practice that there may be some... »

Hawks at Pacers – Game 2 Preview

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks are looking to rebound after a disappointing 107-90 Game 1 loss to the Indiana Pacers. In Game 1, Indiana scored 70 points either in the paint or from the free throw line.  As I said before the series started, Atlanta needed to keep Indiana out of the lane if they wanted to... »

Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Cruise, Set Up Wednesday Drama

By Jaryd Wilson

The Chicago Bulls easily beat the Orlando Magic last night, which sets the stage for a Wednesday night full of channel-flipping and refreshing NBA.com. The Bulls got Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson and Richard Hamilton back in last night’s 18-point road win at Orlando.  Chicago’s win assures that Atlanta can’t clinch the five seed even... »

Rooting Interests: All Eyes on Hawks, Bulls In East

By Jaryd Wilson

With six of the eight playoff seeds set in the East, the only thing left to be decided is which team among the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks will finish fifth. The other team will of course finish sixth. Here’s how the East will look come playoff time: 1)  Heat 2)  Knicks 3)  Pacers... »