Archive for January, 2011

Tuesday Practice Report

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

“Felt a little weird.” That was Coach Drew’s comment after having a full squad practice on Tuesday for one of the first times this month. LD would not commit to a starting line-up for Wednesday’s game in Milwaukee, saying “I’m going to soak in having all of the guys back, and on the plane... »

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Bruised, but No Longer Battered

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The Hawks are still dealing with plenty of aches and pains, but the team was given a boost on Monday when Al Horford and Marvin Williams both were cleared for full participation at practice. That was the good news… The bad news was that Josh Smith and Joe Johnson both missed practice and opted... »

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Resorting to Red

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

The Hawks hadn’t lost while wearing their red uniforms this season, so a night after scoring 59 points they must have figured it couldn’t hurt to tap into any kind of positive Karma they could find. In the end the Hawks got exactly what they needed. They got a big (and efficient) offensive night... »

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Time to Band Together

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

According to Hawks officials, Josh Powell has been suspended for “conduct detrimental to the team” and will miss tonight’s game against the Bobcats. This means that Atlanta will likely only have 11 players in uniform tonight since Marvin and Al are both listed as “doubtful” and Pape Sy is out west with the Utah... »

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Injury Update: Marvin and Al

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The team’s official stance is that both Marvin and Al are “questionable” for Friday night’s game against the Hornets. Marvin Williams did participate in practice today, but don’t assume that means he will be back in uniform tomorrow night. He looked good, but it is usually better to play it safe when returning from... »

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Dodging Bullets

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Elite teams find ways to win games that they shouldn’t… Case and point, both the Celtics and the Magic won last night despite trailing their opponents a large majority of their respective games. The Magic needed overtime to beat the Sixers (recap). Boston trailed by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter... »

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Total Team Victory

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It wasn’t the prettiest win of the season. Heck, the score was 35-34 at halftime with the Heat leading despite scoring just 11 points in the first quarter. It was downright ugly at times. BUT…. there is something to be said for being able to win the ugly games, especially on the road. Two... »

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Full Force in Miami

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Hawks make their second trip to Miami tonight to take on the Heat. The Heat are the most controversial team in the league with their superstar trio of LeBron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh. Many critics say that their thin bench keeps them from being a true favorite in the East, while others cite... »

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Halfway Home

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Well, add one more thing to the list of problems caused by Atlanta’s “Blizzard of 2011″… I was all set to do the midseason update on the Hawks, but Tuesday’s postponement has us one game short of the actual halfway mark. Oh well, we are going for it anyway. There were a few big... »

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Deja Vu – Featuring Mike Bibby

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Just in case you missed the highlight, here is a breakdown of the play Coach Drew set up for Mike Bibby’s go-ahead 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining in last night’s win in Toronto: First, let’s set the stage. Bibby is on the court with Joe Johnson, Smoove and Horford, with Jamal inbounding. Smoove and... »

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