35 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season
We are counting down the days until the Hawks’ season-opener in Dallas by giving you 50 things to be excited about this year. With 35 days left, today’s is…
Overtime is some of the most intense NBA basketball you’ll watch. Every possession matters, and every decision is critical. The combination makes the extra session fun, and thus another reason to look forward to Hawks basketball.
The Hawks went 4-1 in OT last season, winning some thrillers along the way. They beat Washington 101-100 on a last-second three-pointer by Kyle Korver, then beat the Wizards again when DeShawn Stevenson drained a three to break a 92-92 OT tie late. Atlanta won a double overtime thriller when Al Horford made a free throw in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to extend a game against the Pistons, and the Hawks prevailed again in double OT after coming from 27 points down to beat Boston in one of the most memorable games at Philips Arena last season.
Boston got their revenge though, ruining Atlanta’s perfect 4-0 OT mark with an overtime win at TD Garden after the Hawks rallied from a double-digit deficit.
All five games were pure enjoyment, and we’re looking forward to some more games like those this season.
We also want your input. What are you most excited about this upcoming season. Leave a comment below to let us know, and we may feature your idea in our countdown!
Day 50 – New Faces
Day 49 – First Pelicans Visit
Day 48 – Hawks Social Media
Day 47 – Dennis Schröder
Day 46 – Celebrities at Philips Arena
Day 45 – All-Star Game
Day 44 – Hawks Footwear
Day 43 – Sky Hawk and the Sky Squad
Day 42 – Bakersfield Jam
Day 41 – John Jenkins & Mike Scott
Day 40 – SkyView Atlanta
Day 39 – Drew and Pachulia’s Return
Day 38 – Junior Cheerleaders
Day 37 – Production Day
Day 36 – Hawks Intro Video
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