Found April 08, 2014 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks left the door open, be it ever so slightly, for the New York Knicks to overtake them for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Playing against the lowly Detroit Pistons -- who were minus former Hawk Josh Smith, who was ruled out shortly before tipoff with tendinitis in his left knee -- the Hawks suffered a costly mental letdown and their magic number to clinch a playoff berth remained stuck at three on Tuesday with a 102-95 loss to the Pistons at Philips Arena. Because the game was a make-up from earlier this season when ice storms forced it to be postponed, the Hawks will play their second of two home games in two nights on Wednesday when they host Boston (23-54), another team below them in the standings. The Hawks' loss on Tuesday puts a bit more significance on Wednesday's game. Any combination of three losses by the Knicks (33-45) or wins by the Hawks will clinch the playoff berth for Atlanta, which fell to 34-43 and has five game...

WATCH: Hawks use Nicolas Cage clips to pump up crowd

The Atlanta Hawks are using actor Nicolas Cage to pump up the home crowd when opponents shoot free throws by playing this clip on the Jumbotron.The video reel features Cage screaming, yelling, and freaking out in an attempt to get fans loud and distracting to the opposition.The Hawks are 22-16 at home this season as opposed to just 12-27 on the road. So maybe this Cage-inspired visual...

Playoffs in sight as Hawks rally past Celtics

ATLANTA -- With their season on the verge of a potential meltdown, the Atlanta Hawks rallied for a gutsy 105-97 win on Wednesday over the Boston Celtics that pushed the Hawks one step closer to the postseason. As they lurch toward the end of the regular season next week, the Hawks (34-43) have won four out of six. After losing on Tuesday at home to Detroit, a team 20 games under...

Pistons win second straight, snap 10-game skid in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) -- Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond each had a double-double and the Detroit Pistons snapped a 10-game skid in Atlanta with a 102-95 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday night. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Hawks hold a two-game lead over New York for the eighth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot. Paul Millsap...

Celtics-Hawks Preview

Although they've clawed back recently to regain the edge for the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot, the Atlanta Hawks stumbled back into some bad habits their last time out.

Teague, Korver help Hawks improve playoff chances

ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Korver was concerned that the Atlanta Hawks were about to squander another chance to beat a struggling opponent.

Can Atlanta Hawks hold on to the final spot?

After the New York Knicks played well yesterday in a loss to the Miami Heat, I'm guessing Carmelo and company kept their eyes to whatever media outlets were available to peek at the Atlanta Hawks game at Indiana. I'm pretty sure a few swear words were uttered as the Pacers played like crap, fell behind by 35 points in the first half, and eventually lost 107-88. With six...

Atlanta Hawks have Nicolas Cage pump-up video

Local arenas around the NBA love putting together videos to help the crowd get into the game. These videos often are mash-ups of pop culture references, and the funnier the better. The Atlanta Hawks have an especially good pump-up video full of some of actor Nicolas Cage’s loudest and craziest moments: *** Cage image courtesy of Getty Images

Rajon Rondo hopes to ruin Atlanta's playoff hopes

Remember that time Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry ratted out Rondo and got him suspended? Well, if you forgot, then maybe Rondo hasn't. Or maybe it's just because he wants to win, either way he wants to crush the playoff dreams of the Hawks.Rondo on playing spoiler: "Hopefully we can mess up Atlanta’s record a little bit more tomorrow & knock those guys out of the...

Boston Celtics Post Game Show vs Atlanta Hawks | Call into Studio: 347-215-7771

Your browser doesn't support audio. Please download the file: audio/mpeg The Boston Celtics are rounding out their short road-trip with a game in Atlanta, against the Hawks. The CLNS/CelticsBlog Post Game crew will break-down the action, following the game. Wednesday night's hosts will be Brian Langford and Ty Ray. Nick Gelso will be manning social media (@CLNSRadio). The...

Pistons' Josh Smith out in win over Hawks

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday by the score of 102-95. The win was the second straight for the Pistons, who improved to 29-49 on the season, fourth in the Central Division. The Pistons were without the services of leading scorer Josh Smith, who was out with a knee injury. Rodney Stuckey started in Smith's place and had a game high 29 points in...

Atlanta knocks down Celtics

The hawks came back in the 4th quarter to defeat the Celtics 105-97. The game was a back and forth and very long game. At the end of the first quarter Atlanta led 32-23. Boston came back with a run in the 2nd quarter. Rondo played for the Celtics and finished with 19 points 12 assists and 4 rebounds. Avery bradley had 14 points on 8-16 shooting. For the hawks, Milsapp had 14 points...

Without Josh Smith, Pistons still too much for Hawks

If the Pistons are to take anything into the last week of the season, playing the role of spoiler is the best way to keep competitive juices high. The Atlanta Hawks came in ready to take another step toward clinching the eighth playoff spot, being two games ahead of the New York Knicks, but the Pistons proved to be more than just a small roadblock, with a 102-95 win at Philips Arena...

Game Preview: Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks

Boston Celtics (23-54, 8-30 road) at Atlanta Hawks (34-43, 22-16 home) Philips Arena, 7:30 pm on CSNNE Officials: Danny Crawford, Brent Barnaky, Tony Brown   Line: Hawks -7.5 (203.5) Get tickets to tonight's game in Atlanta  The Celtics have dropped eight straight games, most recently a 115-111 defeat in Detroit on Saturday.  Atlanta is also coming off of a loss to the...

Atlanta escapes with 105-97 victory over Boston

It was anything but perfect, but after a 48-minute battle with the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Hawks emerged with a crucial victory by the final score of 105-97. The opening moments on Wednesday were the complete opposite of Tuesday's disaster, as the Hawks came out on the offensive, both literally and figuratively. Atlanta converted 5 of their first 6 shots in route to a 12...

Report: Pistons president Joe Dumars to step down

According to Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News, it appears Detroit Pistons President Joe Dumars will be leaving the team. Goodwill reports that Dumars has told multiple NBA sources he plans to step down, and it potentially could happen this week. Dumars has been a Piston for the past 29 years, dating back to when he was drafted by the team in 1985 out of McNeese State. In 2000...
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