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Hawks/Clippers Preview: Containing Chris Paul

By Robby Kalland

The Hawks will look to rebound tonight from their tough 102-100 loss on the road to the Spurs, but the task does not get any easier as Chris Paul and the 12-6 Clippers come into Atlanta. Paul is the NBA’s leading assist man, averaging 12.1 assists per game, and is averaging 18.9 points per game... »

Scouting Report: Toronto Raptors

By Jaryd Wilson

The Toronto Raptors are one of many Eastern Conference teams that, on paper, improved in the offseason.  Tyler Hansbrough, Steve Novak and D.J. Augustin bolster a rather nonexistent bench a season ago, and Rudy Gay enters his first full season as a Raptor. Toronto beat Boston 93-87 in their opener in Canada Wednesday night.... »

Scouting Report: Dallas Mavericks

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks are in the unique position of just having played the team they’ll open the season with.  After traveling to Dallas exactly a week ago to face the Mavericks in their preseason finale, Atlanta heads back to the American Airlines Center for the season opener tonight. None of the Hawks’ projected starters (Jeff... »

Scouting Report: Dallas Mavericks

By Jaryd Wilson

Much like the Hawks, the Dallas Mavericks have a new-look team this season.  They’re still led by former MVP Dirk Nowitski, who presents a nightmare matchup for any power forward simply because of his height, his ability to shoot over defenders and his range.  The Mavs are hoping having Dirk healthy this season will... »

Scouting Report: Indiana Pacers

By Jaryd Wilson

The Indiana Pacers will be good again this season. Really good. The team that pushed Miami to a seventh game in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals returns all five starters from a year ago and bolstered their bench this offseason. The familiar faces are back.  Roy Hibbert protects the rim as well as any... »

Scouting Report: Memphis Grizzlies

By Jaryd Wilson

The Grizzlies come into Atlanta having won three straight preseason games after an 0-2 start.  Last year’s Western Conference runner-ups added forward Mike Miller to an already good lineup and look to be even better this year. So far, it looks like Miller is fitting in just fine with first-year head coach David Joerger’s... »