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Waiting For Next Year:
[Shaun Livingston] had a horrific injury. I tip my hat off to him, the hard work that he put in just to get back into the NBA let alone play. He’s still a great talent in this league. I think that if that injury wouldn’t have happened, no doubt in my mind that he’d be a max player. But, you know, things happen in life. I don’t think he’s hanging his head from it — I think he’s just continuing to try and play while being humble as he’s always been. I think he’s a great pick-up for the Cavs.
– Atlanta Hawks power forward Josh Smith on Cavs guard Shaun Livingston. Smith and Livingston were two of the eight players selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft who opted to skip playing at the collegiate level. Smith has gone on to play at a very high level and will likely sign a max deal this coming offseason. The Cavaliers recently claimed Livingston off of waivers (Washington).
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Following last night’s win against the Cavaliers, All-Star center Al Horford was very flattering of the opponent’s fans.
Cleveland fans are great! Very impressed with the way they support their team.
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) December 29, 2012
Horford was teammates at the University of Florida for two seasons with another center in the association who’s not quite so fond...
The Cleveland Cavaliers held a "Wild Thing Wig Night" promotion at Quicken Loans Arena for Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks as a tribute to center Anderson Varejao. The first 10,000 fans received a wig modeled after Varejao's curly hair, complete with a yellow Cavs headband.
The fans seemed to enjoy wearing the wigs, and even guard Daniel Gibson...
Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson sustained a concussion Friday against Atlanta and will sit out the Cavaliers' game Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Gibson was injured when he collided with Atlanta's Anthony Morrow midway through the second quarter. Gibson was on the floor for several minutes before being helped to his feet. He walked to the locker room under his own power, but...
CLEVELAND -- With the game in the balance, Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters dribbled near the top of the key, passed to rookie center Tyler Zeller, who then passed it back.
Two rookies. One ball. One outcome to be determined. The results werent likely to be very good.
And they werent.
Waiters missed an off-balance jumper from the perimeter, a shot that came with enough time...
Hawks coach Larry Drew said leading scorer Josh Smith has a strained right hip flexor and will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Smith was injured on Friday in the Hawks' 102-94 victory at Cleveland. He is averaging 16.6 points. Smith's 8.2 rebounding average is second on the team behind center Al Horford.
Atlanta was without guards Devin Harris, who...
After yet another heartbreaking loss late in the game to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night, the media gathered as usual in the press room awaiting Randy Wittman’s press conference. In a room that has seen a decrease in the number of representatives, I had a side conversation with one of the writers. I mentioned that I could probably tweet Randy Wittman’s quotes in advance...
New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been pivotal in the team’s recent success.
As the hottest team in the East, all eyes have been trained to focus on MVP candidate Carmelo Anthony.
Felton however, has played at nothing short of a All-Star level and now that he is out, the Knicks will sincerely be tested.
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Looking for the block of Wednesday night in the National Basketball Association? You need to check out this block from Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith.
It happened in their game against the Detroit Pistons as he swats Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey's put-back attempt:
ATLANTA - Josh Smith and Al Horford dragged themselves off the court, exhausted, barely able to manage a feeble fist bump. And barely able to laugh at each other as they did. The Atlanta Hawks had just blown a 22-point lead in the fourth quarter but scraped out a 126-119 double-overtime win over the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night at Philips Arena. "A couple of times I...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Horford added 22 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 126-119 in double overtime on Wednesday night.
The Hawks blew a 22-point, fourth-quarter lead as Detroit reserves Will Bynum and Charlie Villanueva scored a combined 26 points in the final period of regulation.
Atlanta has won two straight and eight of 12. Detroit has...