Archive for November, 2010

Road Warriors Return Home

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The Hawks returned home from abroad on Sunday evening with the best road record in the Eastern Conference at 7-2. This trip yielded a pair of wins against the Knicks and Raptors, which on the surface sounds like a mild accomplishment. However, take into account that both games were played at 1pm and the... »

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Moving On… but Taking Note

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

It may be a blessing that the Hawks don’t have any time to brood over last night’s loss to the Celtics. They flew to New Jersey after the game last night and will face the Nets at 7pm tonight at the Prudential Center ( Preview). Many times the best strategy is to have a... »

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Doing the Dirty Work

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The last time the Hawks took the floor they hit 8-of-15 shots from behind the arc. It was a “pretty” win because it featured made jump shots and offensive efficiencies. Listening to Coach Drew it has become apparent that he is looking more for the “ugly” win. “I won’t count on that every night,”... »

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Day Off Provides Time to Reflect

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

We are just 12 games into the season and have seen a little bit of everything. With the Hawks taking the day off from practice it gives us some time to evaluate how the team has done during this early stretch of the season. The Good: 5-1 Road Record Six-Game Winning Streak Leading the... »

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Notes from Shootaround: Nov. 12, 2010

Friday, November 12th, 2010

A few topics of note after talking with the team following Friday’s shootaround: Injury Update: Mo Evans will come off the bench and be available to play limited minutes tonight after missing the past eight games to take care of his right knee that underwent surgery during the offseason. Marvin Williams and Pape Sy... »

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Take It Out on the Jazz

Friday, November 12th, 2010

With an 82 game regular season schedule there are going to be times when things aren’t going smoothly. Even the closest friends don’t get along ALL the time, and losses and not performing well are often the catalysts for bickering. Some might view the jawing from Wednesday’s loss to Milwaukee as a red-flag this... »

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Hawks Looking to Rebound

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Coming off of two straight losses after opening the season 6-0, the Atlanta Hawks are certainly looking to bounce back tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks and get back in the win column. Coach Drew is especially focused on rebounding, but he is looking at the box scores rather than the standings. He feels strongly... »

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Warming Up Like an MVP – Part 1

Monday, November 8th, 2010

This season we will take a look at the warm-up routines for each of the former MVP’s that are still in the league when they visit the Highlight Factory. Steve Nash – NBA MVP in 2005-06 & 2004-05 In all honesty, Nash is the former MVP that motivated this series of posts. His warm... »

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Update from the Infirmary

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

A year ago the Hawks had the good fortune of avoiding the injury bug for the most part of the season. Now, just five games into the 2010-11 campaign, Atlanta has been without a key bench player (Mo Evans) for all but one game, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year (Jamal Crawford) last... »

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Hawks Want to Avoid Being "Humbled"

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Preview from Atlanta enters the second week of the season as the only team left in the Eastern Conference without a loss. Looking at the next three games on the schedule would have many thinking about a 6-0 start, but Larry Drew and his 27 years working in the NBA know better. The... »

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