Found April 08, 2013 on
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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 Chicago by one game ( two in the loss column).
It's almost mathematically impossible for Atlanta to catch fourth-place Brooklyn, which owns a three-game lead over the Hawks.
Also, from their perspective, wins and losses don't mean as much as resting key players for the playoffs. Starting point Jeff Teague addressed the situation after practice on Monday.
"I think it's always fun for some of the guys who haven't been to the playoffs, we're just trying to tell them these last couple of games we just really need to focus," he said. "Get your focus right. It's not ...
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With Josh Smith and Jeff Teague free agents at the end of the year, the Atlanta Hawks will have an incredible amount of cap space. Josh Smith is leaving, but they are expected to resign Jeff Teague. So assuming everything goes to plan, the only players signed through this season will be All Star, Al Horford, Jeff Teague, elite bench scorer, Lou Williams and rookie shooting guard...
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...
The undermanned Spurs team, playing without Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, were able to grind out a win over an even more undermanned Hawks team without Josh Smith, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver and Al Horford and DeShawn Stevenson. But, the 2-point victory didn’t sit well with coach Popovich who called the win “pathetic.”
According to ESPN:
“In general, other than Timmy, in...
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...