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Josh Smith and his Atlanta teammates spent much of Sunday's game and the postgame complaining about the calls.
Hawks coach Larry Drew had enough.
After getting dominated on the glass, being forced into a half-court game and allowing Paul George to get his first career postseason triple double, Atlanta headed home with a 107-90 loss and plenty of things to correct before this best-of-seven series resumes Wednesday in Indy.
''I thought we let some calls affect us early, we seemed like we complained the whole game. You can't do that at this level of play. You just can't do that,'' Drew said. ''You've got to play through calls and we didn't do that. Whether we perceive it's a good whistle or a bad whistle, you have to play through it and we didn't do that.''
Atlanta didn't follow the game plan at all.
Drew said the Hawks wanted to run. They wound up with only a 14-12 advantage on the fast break.
He said the Hawks want...
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Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith missed Monday’s team practice due to a sprained right ankle, reports Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Josh Smith did not participate in practice with ankle injury. Day-to-day. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) April 22, 2013 Smith received treatment on his ankle yesterday, and the Hawks are hopeful that he’ll be able...
Paul George triple-doubled Sunday,helping to lead the Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The 107-90 victory was confident as the Hawks at no point looked like a confident match for the Pacers.
George scored 23 points, launched 12 assists and secured 11 rebounds for the Pacers.
This video says it all.
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Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew says ''it's a little bit mind-boggling'' that his team didn't come out with more intensity in Game 1 of the playoff series against Indiana.
The Pacers romped to a 107-90 victory, and Drew said Monday that it's clear why: ''They physically manhandled us.''
Drew says the Hawks looked as though they were playing...
Indiana forward Paul George was honored Tuesday as the NBA's Most Improved Player.
The announcement came less than a week after the 6-foot-9 forward finished his breakthrough regular season and less than 48 hours after he became only the second player in franchise history to record a triple double in the NBA playoffs. He had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists in the Pacers...
INDIANAPOLIS — Pacers forward Paul George spent the past summer turning himself into a better player. Now he’s planning to dedicate himself to becoming the NBA’s best all-around player.
A few minutes after accepting the league’s Most Improved Player Award, the 6-foot-9 swingman promised to work even harder to attain the biggest rewards of all — an NBA title and perhaps...
Paul George looked like a man possessed during yesterday’s game one of the NBA playoffs versus the Atlantas Hawks in Indiana. George finished with his first career triple-double in the playoffs and this intense block was one of them. This play really sums of the day for both teams. The Pacers, led by George looked focused, while Hawks looked pleased to just be there.
According to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been named the NBA’s Most Improved Player for the 2012-13 season.
George, 22, made his first All-Star Game in 2013, emerging in the absence of the injured Danny Granger to average career highs of 17.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals. Regarded as one of the league’s premier...
The Indiana Pacers announced on Monday night that they will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning.
Danny Granger suited up for only five games in the regular season, and the Indiana Pacers’ leading scorer from a year ago will not back at any point in these playoffs. At one time, Granger was the standout player on a bad-to-middling team, but now his main relevance to the Pacers is to reveal which observers have or have not been paying attention.
Through no fault of his own, the...
When it comes to the NBA playoffs, matchups matter.
Atlanta likes to run. Indiana gets physical. Paul George will try to attack. Kyle Korver might be content to knock down 3-pointers.
Both teams know what's coming and have spent the last three days preparing to defend against their biggest weaknesses while exploiting their top advantages when the best-of-seven series opens...
Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers: Game 1
- This matchup just barely edges out Bulls/Nets as least intriguing first round series, in my opinion.
- The Hawks seem to know they have no shot at the NBA Finals, and they’re just going to play like it. Not a lot of effort.
- Paul George messed around and got himself a triple double. I wonder if anyone’s ever put...