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Scoreboard Watching: Pacers Move To #2

By Micah Hart

  The Western Conference has the reputation of being the better side of the NBA, and perhaps that is true (ok, it’s certainly true). But it wasn’t last night, as both Eastern Conference playoff contenders won their interconference matchups. First, the Bucks held off the Lakers 113-103 in Milwaukee thanks in part to 21... »

Scoreboard Watching: Bucks Keep Pressure on Hawks With Win

By Jaryd Wilson

The race to avoid eighth got a bit tighter Tuesday night. In an otherwise quiet night of NBA action as it relates to the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Milwaukee Bucks protected their home court against the Portland Trail Blazers, winning 102-95 behind 45 points from Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. Milwaukee is now... »

Fitting End to a Season of What-If’s

By Jon Newberry

What if Al Horford never gets injured? What if Josh Smith isn’t slowed with a knee injury, forcing him to miss Game 3? What if one basket or stop goes differently down the stretch in Game 2, 3 OR 6? All of these questions can eat at Hawks fans (not to mention players and... »

Back to What We Know Works

By Jon Newberry

The Hawks will start a familiar lineup tonight for Game 5 at the Highlight Factory… at least it is familiar if you followed Atlanta for the first 12 days of the season. Coach Drew revealed at shootaround that he plans on using his opening night starting lineup of Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams,... »

Hawks Focus on ‘Step One’: Winning Game 5

By Jon Newberry

A lot is made during a playoff series about making adjustments game-by-game. The honest truth about this current series between the Hawks and Celtics are that there are no more secrets. Any adjustment will be minor unless that adjustment is an increased sense of urgency. Boston was much more effective in Game 4, but... »

Time to Rest and Recover

By Jon Newberry

This was the official word on Wednesday, issued from the Hawks PR: SMITH’S INJURY A STRAINED LEFT TENDON, STATUS DAY-TO-DAY ATLANTA, GA – Atlanta forward Josh Smith, who left Tuesday’s game against Boston with a sprained left knee, was diagnosed with a strained left tendon and his status is day-to-day. So you can add... »

Hawks Hold On for Game 1 Win

By Jon Newberry

The Hawks raced out to a 20-6 lead and never trailed as they posted an 83-74 in Game 1 of their opening round match-up with the Boston Celtics on Sunday night at the Highlight Factory. Josh Smith was huge for the Hawks from start to finish, turning in a big double-double with 22 points... »

Did the C’s Undervalue Home Court?

By Jon Newberry

Last week, when asked about sitting his top players even with home court advantage hanging in the balance, Celtics coach Doc Rivers was very clear in his response. “If I thought our guys were banged up, I’d sit them. That’s not even a question for me,” Rivers said. “I’m taking rest and rhythm over... »

Locked in at Five

By Jon Newberry

The Hawks came out of the weekend locked in at the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, with a first round match-up set with the fourth seeded Boston Celtics. Despite the fact that Boston will have the better seed, the Hawks will earn home court advantage if they finish the regular season with... »

Preview? About 93% Certain

By Jon Newberry

With such a tight race involving so many teams, almost every night will feature at least one game with playoff implications. Here on the blog we will provide an almost daily update on the standings, what games to watch, and where to find the best analysis about the Hawks’ position. First Round Match-Up Almost... »