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33 Days Until the Atlanta Hawks’ Season

By Micah Hart

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 33 days left, today’s is… Learning Foreign Languages There’s a real international flair to this year’s Hawks team, with five different countries represented on the roster. The rookie class is... »

Ayón Earns MVP Honors As Mexico Wins Gold

By Jaryd Wilson

Gustavo Ayón and Mexico completed their improbable run to the FIBA Americas Championship game with a 91-89 win over Puerto Rico Wednesday night. Ayón scored 20 points and pulled down a game-high 16 rebounds to complete a magnificent individual tournament performance that crowned him MVP. Ayón also made the all-tournament team, averaging 17.2 points and... »

Ayón Leads Mexico Into Championship Game

By Jaryd Wilson

New Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to help Mexico’s Cinderella story continue at the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico beat Argentina 76-70 to advance to the championship game and will play Puerto Rico Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Ayón also added three assists for the Mexican team, which has already... »

Antić With Solid Final Game For Macedonia

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Pero Antić scored a game-high 16 points in a 76-66 loss to Latvia in Macedonia’s final EuroBasket game Monday. Antić went 10-12 from the free throw line, hit two three-pointers and also grabbed five rebounds. Macedonia struggled in the FIBA qualifying tournament, going 1-4 and failing to advance to round two.  Antić... »

Mexico Qualifies For World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

Mexico didn’t even qualify for the FIBA Americas Championship this year but was added as a replacement team when Panama got suspended. Now they’re headed to the biggest international basketball tournament in the world. Gustavo Ayón had a quiet game, playing just 11 minutes and scoring just five points, but it was enough to help... »

Mexico On Verge of World Cup

By Jaryd Wilson

New Atlanta Hawk Gustavo Ayón scored 19 points to help Mexico to a 100-89 win over Jamaica in the FIBA Americas Championship Saturday, putting Mexico in position to improbably qualify for next year’s World Cup in Spain. Currently tied for second in the eight-team group, Ayón’s team needs only a win over Puerto Rico or a... »

Antić, Ayón Shine Friday In FIBA Qualifying

By Jaryd Wilson

Macedonia is still alive in EuroBasket 2013, thanks in large part to Pero Antić’s 16-points, 14-rebound performance in an 89-75 win over previously unbeaten Serbia. Antić struggled from three but was able to get most of his inside shots to fall and added five free throws.  Macedonia, which lost two close games to open the... »

Ayón Nets Double-Double In Loss To Canada

By Jaryd Wilson

Gustavo Ayón had another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds, but Mexico’s chances of qualifying for the FIBA World Cup took a hit Thursday with an 89-67 loss to Canada in the opening game of the second round of the FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico entered tied for third with Canada in points.  With four... »

Ayón Nets Double-Double; Mexico Prepares For Round Two

By Jaryd Wilson

After a somewhat surprising winning streak to start the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, Mexico finally suffered its first loss of the season Tuesday night, a 98-78 setback at the hands of Argentina. Mexico finished first round group play 3-1, advancing to the second round as the group’s #2 seed.  They have five points carrying... »

Ayón, Mexico Stun Dominican To Stay Perfect

By Jaryd Wilson

Mexico entered the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship as a team not picked to qualify for the FIBA World Cup in Spain next year.  At best, most thought Mexico would be the third-best team in their group of five, get to the second round, then quietly bow out. Apparently no one told Mexico. Entering Friday’s... »