Archive for December, 2010

Take Care of Business

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

PREVIEW FROM NBA.COM Yes, the Golden State Warriors are 12-18 this season and 4-12 on the road. Yes, the Hawks have won eight in a row at the Highlight Factory. Yes, the Warriors only road wins in their last ten tries have come against the two worst teams in the West (Minnesota and Sacramento).... »

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Shootaround Update: Jamal Still Out

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Word from shootaround today is that Jamal Crawford will miss his fifth consecutive game with a sore back. The Cavs lineup skews toward smaller and quicker at the guard positions, so Jamal’s absence could mean increased minutes for Jeff Teague. Plus, Mike Bibby played almost 40 minutes in Monday’s win against Orlando, so if... »

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Quick Healing Joe

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Joe Johnson returned WEEKS ahead of schedule when Larry Drew reinserted the Hawks All-Star guard into the starting line-up for Friday night’s match-up with the Bobcats. Joe spoke with Michael Cunningham of the AJC before the game: “The therapy just went great, the swelling’s gone down,” Johnson said. “We’ve just been shooting (with) no... »

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Smoove Santa

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PSP FROM J-SMOOVE ON HIS SITE – CLICK HERE Many of the Hawks are taking active roles in the team’s “Season of Giving” (Read the Official Press Release) and Josh Smith is now taking things up a notch. Smoove has recently held a “Secret Santa” event at... »

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No Joe+No Jamal=True Test

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Word was just released that Jamal Crawford will miss tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics with a sore back. This news is especially disappointing because Jamal always gets fired up for the bright lights of national television. With Jamal joining Joe Johnson on the inactive list Atlanta is left without the two players on... »

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What Are the Celtics Doing So Well?

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

GAME INFO FROM NBA.COM Last season the Celtics finished 50-32 (and were swept by the Hawks), while this season they have started 19-4 which puts them on pace to win 67 or 68 games. This begs the question, what are they doing so well this year? True, last year they were bitten by the... »

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Joe vs. No Joe

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Joe vs. No Joe

Taking a quick look at the Hawks stat sheet since Joe Johnson was sidelined and the most glaring difference is the team’s offensive output. In 18 games with Joe the team averaged 100.2 ppg, and in the eight games without Joe they are averaging 93.4 ppg. Seven points doesn’t seem like a huge deal,... »

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A Texas-Size Challenge

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Let’s hope the Hawks remember the Alamo… or at least remember the Alamodome since the team has yet to win in the Spurs new home, the AT&T Center. To be fair, Atlanta didn’t fair much better before the move. Overall, the Hawks have lost 12 straight games in San Antonio, dating back to February... »

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An Impressively Smoove Line

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
An Impressively Smoove Line

Josh Smith’s line from last night’s game (34 pts on 14-of-16 shooting) has turned some heads, especially among those number crunchers over at Elias Sports Bureau. FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Smith became the first Hawks player with a game of that many points (34) and that high a FG pct (87.5 pct) in... »

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Reevaluating the 1st Quarter

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Much had been made about the quality (or lack of quality) wins by the Hawks during the early stages of the 2010-11 season. The general consensus has been that Atlanta has feasted on the teams that would finish toward the bottom of the standings and struggled with the teams that are poised to make... »

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