Archive for February, 2012

Update from Shootaround

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

A few updates from this morning’s shootaround before the Hawks open up the second half of the season at the Highlight Factory tonight against the Golden State Warriors. Joe Johnson is still officially listed as a gametime decision, but all indications are that he will make his return tonight after missing the last two... »

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Hawks Fend Off Magic Rally

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Hawks never trailed in the second half of their 83-78 win over the Magic Thursday night at the Highlight Factory, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that there was no drama or suspense down the stretch. Atlanta had squandered a 17-point halftime lead, letting the Magic tie the score in the... »

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Hawks Stumble in Road Trip Finale

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

NEW YORK 99 – ATLANTA 82 AP RECAP | BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY | HIGHLIGHTS With a depleted lineup the Hawks needed to be extra sharp on Wednesday night as they faced the upstart Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Atlanta was playing without Al Horford and Joe Johnson, and on top of that the team... »

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Stepping Up Within the System

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

There is no use sugar-coating it, the Hawks are shorthanded tonight. They have played the last 21 games without two-time All-Star Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle), and now they will play the next two games without their six-time All-Star Joe Johnson (knee). That is a lot of points and a lot of leadership to... »

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Joe’s Injury Update

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The following update was sent from the Hawks PR this afternoon concerning Joe Johnson: Hawks guard Joe Johnson, who left Monday’s game in Chicago in the third quarter, did not travel with the team to New York today, and is returning to Atlanta for an MRI on his left knee. He will not play... »

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Update: Marvin Out, Rose Probable

Monday, February 20th, 2012

(UPDATE: 2:51pm CST – Rose is listed in the starting lineup.) Marvin Williams is attending a funeral in Seattle and will not be with the team for today’s match-up with the Bulls in Chicago. Willie Green will start at the shooting guard for Atlanta, while Joe Johnson will slide over to start in Marvin’s... »

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Three Key Questions…

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The Hawks have three games left on their road trip, and each one comes with an important question whose answer will have a profound impact on strategy and game plan. SATURDAY @ PORTLAND: Will LaMarcus Aldridge be in uniform? Aldridge has missed the last two games for the Blazers after spraining his left ankle... »

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Smith Simply Refused to Lose

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

When Larry Drew called a timeout just 58 seconds into the third quarter, things did not look good for the Hawks. Playing a back-to-back out west is always a challenge, and now Atlanta was facing a double-digit deficit in the second half. It had the look of a loss, but Josh Smith had other... »

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Joe Reaches Milestone

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

With his 3-point basket with 1:53 remaining in last night’s game against the Lakers, Joe Johnson became the seventh player in franchise history to reach 10,000 points in a Hawks uniform. Earlier this season Joe recorded his 2,500th assist as a Hawk, and now he is the first player in team history to reach... »

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‘Lid’ Blocks Out the Positives

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

L.A. Lakers 86, Atlanta 78 BOX SCORE | AP RECAP | PHOTOS | HIGHLIGHTS With 8:34 left in the third quarter, Joe Johnson hit a routine 15-footer that gave the Hawks a 49-44 lead, forcing the Lakers to call a timeout. The rest of the quarter featured a host of missed opportunities as Atlanta... »

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