Found February 24, 2013 on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog:
The Atlanta Hawks have six weeks of four-game slates starting Monday. Josh Smith, Jeff Teague, Al Horford and Kyle Korver are must-own players in this stretch (and J-Smoove's fantasy owners should be happy that he wasn't traded). Devin Harris is definitely worth a look, especially after Saturday night's line (39 minutes, 21 points, four 3-pointers, four assists, a steal and a rebound). And also consider Zaza Pachulia in head-to-head leagues. The Golden State Warriors and their sweet sleeves have the next best schedule with three four-game weeks, so roll with the usual suspects. Taking a longer view,  Minnesota and New York have the most remaining games (29). After this week, both teams play six four-game slates. They're followed by Atlanta Miami, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Washington with 28 games apiece. Houston has the worst remaining schedule with only one four-game week left (24 total games). Here's a look at this week's schedule: Four Games: Hawks, Bulls, Mavs, Pistons, Warriors, Pacers, Clippers, Magic, 76ers, Kings, Raptors, Wizards Three Games: Nets, Bobcats, Cavs, Nuggets, Rockets, Lakers, Grizzlies, Heat, Bucks, Wolves, Hornets, Knicks, Thunder, Suns, Spurs, Jazz Two Games: Celtics, Blazers

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Horford, Smith lead Hawks over Pistons

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Horford's late bucket lifts Hawks over Bucks

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Starting 5

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Five observations from Hawks' win over Kings

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Hawks pull away late, beat Kings

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NBA Rundown – February 25th, 2013.

Carlos Osorio/AP Photo Under-appreciated: It is about time that Al Horford gets some love. He has been solid all season for the Hawks, and is averaging a career high in just about every statistical category. The Florida product went off for 23 points on 10 of 13 shooting, a career high 22 rebounds to go along with his gigantic ears in the win against the Detroit Pistons. Josh...

By trading for J.J. Redick, the Bucks display win-now approach

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