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Losses to the Philadelphia 76ers have been rather frequent for the Atlanta Hawks, but coach Larry Drew was seething after a dismal start doomed them in last week's meeting.
He's expecting an improvement this time, particularly from Al Horford, Josh Smith and Jeff Teague.
The trio attempts to lead the playoff-bound Hawks to just their second win in over two years versus the 76ers on Wednesday night.
Atlanta (42-36) has lost seven of eight games versus Philadelphia, including four straight on the road. Those struggles were on display early Friday in a 101-90 home loss. They never recovered from a poor start, allowing the 76ers to connect on 16 of 22 from the floor - hitting all four from beyond the arc - for a season-high 40 first-quarter points.
Drew leveled sharp criticism for that poor start.
"Going back to training camp ... we've had to be a team that is gritty, a blue-collar team, particularly on the defensive end," Drew told the league's official w...
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ATLANTA Hawks forward Al Horford doesnt feel anxious when he plays. But when he's viewing sports as a fan, everything changes.
That's the role Horford will play on Monday night when his brother, John, suits up for Michigan against Louisville in the NCAA title game at the Georgia Dome.
"I don't get nervous when I play, I never do," Al Horford said. "I...
ATLANTA Nine days and four games remain in the NBA's regular season for the Hawks, who, having already clinched a playoff spot for the sixth consecutive season, are set in a state of limbo.
They don't know their playoff opponent for the first round, although it would be the No. 3 Pacers at this moment. Atlanta leads seventh-place Boston by 1 12 games and trails fifth-place...
Andrew Bynum and his knee situation may or may not be his fault.
But refusing to provide the Philadelphia 76ers with a measure of dignity is.
Bynum was a no-show for team pictures on Wednesday.
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Considering he hasn’t been part of the team all year, this shouldn’t be very surprising. Bynum’s checks are signed by the Sixers, but beyond that, he has as much connection to the team as you or I. I am sure the Sixers wish, it wasn’t just a picture that Bynum was missing from, but their payroll as well. Here are the details from Pro Basketball Talk. Though there were a...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Atlanta Hawks missed 11 of their first 14 shots.
They barely missed anything the rest of the game.
Josh Smith had 28 points and 12 rebounds, John Jenkins added 21 points and the Hawks blitzed the Philadelphia 76ers 124-101 on Wednesday.
Mike Scott contributed 17, Al Horford had 16 and Jeff Teague 13 for the Hawks, who snapped a three-game losing streak and...
Jrue Holiday has logged some heavy minutes for a struggling 76ers team this season.credit: http://news.menshealth.com/
This season has been a major disappointment for the Philadelphia 76ers. After losing Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic, and Jason Richardson for Andrew Bynum, there was hope in Philly that Bynum and Jrue Holiday could lead the team to new heights. However, Andrew Bynum’s...
Nick Young, who signed a one-year deal with the 76ers last summer, should be an attractive guard option on the free agent market this offseason.
Some members of the 76ers' organization prefer a coach who is more pliable in his dealings with management and players.
The marriage between the Philadelphia 76ers and its head coach and city legend, Doug Collins appears to be headed towards an awkward divorce.
Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Bob Ford is reporting from various league sources that 76ers brass would prefer Collins not return for the 2013-2014 season, and they would prefer he simply quits or retires so they don’t have to pay him.
Larry Drew has guided the Hawks to the postseason in each of his three seasons and has compiled a 127-100 regular-season record.