Found February 24, 2013 on
Vinny Del Negro
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Late flight
The Atlanta Hawks were thought to be pretty close to trading Josh Smith to their opponent on Saturday night.
The team's recent run of Playoff appearances had appeared to run its course. A deal could not be struck and so both the Hawks and Bucks went their merry ways, thinking only about what if rather than what was.
What was Saturday night was J.J. Redick's debut in a Milwaukee jersey ruined by Al Horford and the Hawks.
Horford hit a hook shot with 5.9 seconds left to give Atlanta a 103-102 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday. A big road win for the Hawks in keeping pace in the middle of the East and setting the Bucks back in their goal to maintain the eighth spot and possibly climb the standings as Redick hoped he could help the team to do.
Horford scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Man of the Week, so to speak, Josh Smith, h...
BEST OF MAXIM
MILWAUKEE There was a very real chance Josh Smith could have been gearing up to play against his former team Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Instead, the star forward took his usual place in Atlanta's locker room, his teammates nearly on the floor laughing as he cracked jokes and told stories. He's comfortable staying with the Hawks, but became convinced...
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...
There were all kinds of rumors surrounding Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith as the trade deadline approached, but the club ultimately elected to retain him. While Smith is remaining in Atlanta for the time being, it’s “highly unlikely” that he re-signs with the Hawks this summer, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports.On Thursday, Smith said Atlanta will be on his...
The Bulls are 29th in the league at 3-point attempts this season, opposed to 18th in 2011-2012. Part of that is due to the absence of Kyle Korver who the Bulls traded to the Hawks for a trade exception in the off-season. He currently leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (45.8%) and will be a free agent this season and has expressed interest in possibly rejoining the...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- On the second game of a tough road trip, Al Horford and the Atlanta Hawks made the most of a chance to put away a weakened opponent.
Horford had 23 points and 22 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 114-103 victory over the banged-up Detroit Pistons on Monday night. It was the fifth win in six games for Atlanta.
The Pistons were without injured guard Brandon...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Al Horford was looking to get the ball to teammate Devin Harris with the clock winding down in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks trailing by one.
When the Milwaukee Bucks clamped down on Harris, Horford backed down defender Larry Sanders, who leads the league in blocked shots per game, and hit a baby hook shot with 5.9 seconds left as the Hawks rallied late...
Here are five things we learned from the Hawks' 122-108 victory over the hapless Sacramento Kings on Friday, a high-scoring game that had a 1980s feel, even though Atlanta was decked out in retro uniforms from 1997:
Josh Smith played like a man no longer carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders
The box score indicates that Smith rolled the Kings for 18 points, six...
ATLANTA (AP) -- When Josh Smith took the challenge of defending DeMarcus Cousins, the Atlanta Hawks finally took control against the Sacramento Kings.
Smith, who remained in Atlanta after being discussed in talks leading up to Thursday's trade deadline, came through with his defense one day later.
Al Horford led Atlanta's balanced scoring with 24 points and the Hawks overcame...
Instead of acquiring Josh Smith from the Hawks, as was widely rumored that they would, the Bucks swung a deal to bring in J.J. Redick from the Magic
On a trade deadline day which did not hold many surprises and/or major deals, one involving the Magic and Bucks probably held the most intrigue.
In a six-player deal, Orlando traded their fan-favorite shooting guard...
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...