Found December 30, 2011 on Fox Sports South:
The scowl is gone from Jerry Stackhouse's face. It's been replaced by a smile. But make no mistake, the spirit is still willing. "I've got a burning passion still to get out there and compete and play," said Stackhouse prior to the Hawks' Friday night game with the New Jersey Nets at Philips Arena. "But I'm realistic about what I need to be for this team." At 37, this Jerry Stackhouse is not going to go off for 30 anymore. But he's also not going to go off, half-cocked either. Gone is the loose cannon. Welcome the canon of wisdom. "What he's doing over in that locker room is absolutely phenomenal from all the reports that I'm getting from some of the other players," said second-year Head Coach Larry Drew. "He's really holding that locker room together, which is something we've needed in the past." "I think he's tremendous in the locker room for us," agreed power forward and two-time All...

Marvin Williams is off to a good start for the Atlanta Hawks

25-year old small forward Marvin Williams has come out this year like a ball of fire.  He has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Hawks so far this year and he is averaging 26.0 minutes, 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game.  Williams wants to keep his starting job this year, as the Hawks replaced him late last year with Josh Smith so that Al Horford...

Atlanta Hawks: Fun with numbers has updated its stats through last night’s games and they reveal that the Hawks are the best team in the league. After two games. Against bad opponents. OK, it doesn’t mean much. But what’s the harm in my blog people looking at these lovely numbers before reality rears its (potentially disappointing) head? The Hawks are No. 1 in defensive efficiency and No....

Atlanta Hawks at Rockets: Game thread

The Hawks are using their normal starting lineup. All players except Kirk Hinrich (shoulder) are available. There could be a Twin sighting tonight. “The first three games we didn’t play Jason Collins, who was a big part of what we did last season,” Larry Drew said. “I want to preserve him but at the same time I want to make sure I keep him in basketball shape. I take it...

Teague, Johnson lead Hawks past Nets

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeff Teague scored 22 points, Joe Johnson added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game to open the season, beating the New Jersey Nets105-98 on Friday night. Deron Williams finished with 23 points and rookie MarShon Brooks added 21 to lead the Nets, who have dropped three straight and fell to 1-3. The Hawks, who earned a 36-point victory at New Jersey...

Is "good" no longer good enough?

The Hawks share some connective tissue with two of this week's opponents. And when you examine how Atlanta tangentially relates to the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets, it's actually not too pretty of a picture, given that the Wizards and Nets will almost surely be drafting in the 2012 lottery while the Hawks make yet another trip to the playoffs but both teams are...

The Hawks are good, but is it good enough?

Compare the Hawks to two of their opponents this week the Washington Wizards and New Jersey Nets and it's not too pretty of a picture. The Wizards and Nets will almost surely be drafting in the 2012 lottery, while the Hawks will make yet another trip to the playoffs, but both teams are more promising and, somehow, more relevant than Atlanta. Remember the 2008 playoffs when...

Atlanta Hawks 101, Washington Wizards 83

The Hawks outrebounded the Wizards 45-32 and they held them to 39% shooting from the floor and it showed on the scoreboard.  Joe Johnson (18 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists) and Marvin Williams (17 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot) led the way for a very balanced offensive attack by the Hawks.  Josh Smith (15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocked...

Houston Rockets 95, Atlanta Hawks 84

The Hawks came out a little flat tonight and the Rockets whacked them pretty good.  Al Horford (15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot) and Joe Johnson (15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 2 blocked shots) led the way for the Hawks tonight.  Tracy McGrady was very effective off the bench tonight with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 25 minutes on the...

Kirk Hinrich gone but presence with Wizards still felt

The Wizards avoided facing Kirk Hinrich when they got trounced by 18 points on Wednesday in Atlanta, but that didn’t necessarily mean that his presence wasn’t felt. Hinrich has been sidelined since early November as he recovers from surgery to remove a cyst and repair the labrum in his left shoulder and feels like he’s only “got one foot in” with the Hawks since he can’t...

Hawks-Rockets Preview

DAN PIERINGER STATS Writer The Atlanta Hawks proved in their first two games that they blow out opponents. In their last contest, they showed they can pull out close wins, too. After surviving their first tightly-contested game, the Hawks look to move to 4-0 for the third time in four seasons Saturday night when they open a three-game road trip against the Houston Rockets. Atlanta...

Recap: Atlanta vs. New Jersey

Jeff Teague scored 22 points and Joe Johnson had 21, including nine in the fourth quarter, as the Atlanta Hawks held off the New Jersey Nets to take a 105-98 victory at Philips Arena.

McGrady: Mavs will land Howard, Williams

Tracy McGrady predicted the Mavs would be the landing spot for Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.

Rockets vs Hawks Preview

Dec 31, 7:00 PM | Toyota Center Atlanta Hawks vs Houston Rockets Odds 3-0TEAM RECORD1-2 Houston will look to improve on its 1-2 record on Saturday when they host Atlanta in NBA odds action at Toyota Center. Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 3-0 and 2-1 ATS so far this season, while the Rockets are at 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Rockets are 2-1, while...
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