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Al Horford rises for soaring one-handed slam dunk against Wizards

While the Atlanta Hawks look to bounce back from their game one loss to the Washington Wizards, Al Horford will be a major reason why if they win the series. During the second half of yesterday’s game, Horford took a nice pass from teammate Jeff Teague and was able to sky over Marcin Gortat for the slam: Nice play, Al! *** Horford skies for slam dunk [NBA] Horford image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wizards deserve credit for win, but don't read too much into it

Not every outcome of a game has to have some everlasting, mythic, and truly meaningful story to come out of it. Sometimes it is what it is, and what that can be is what exactly it was — one result of one specific game. People are going to ask the question, though: What does Washington’s upset over Atlanta mean? Well, why does it have to mean anything? Can’t it just be a...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Hawks to beat Wizards, Atlanta's starters need more playing time

The Atlanta Hawks' starting five is one of the best in the NBA. There's a reason that four members of that lineup went to New York for the All-Star Game this season. And in Game 1 against the Wizards, the Hawks starters lived up to their reputation, according to ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz. The problem for Atlanta in its Game 1 loss was the reserves.The Hawks’ starting unit was so...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague finds DeMarre Carroll with nice bounce pass against Wizards

As the Atlanta Hawks start their second round series against the Washington Wizards, Atlanta guard Jeff Teague showed off some impressive passing in the first quarter. Check out the below bounce pass as Teague from the far side of the court finds teammate DeMarre Carroll for the easy lay-up: Nice pass, Jeffrey! *** Teague bounce pass [Crossover Chronicles] Teague image courtesy of Getty Images
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: Hawks-Wizards Eastern Conference Semifinal Preview

With every first-round playoff series now wrapped up, the NBA Playoffs move to the conference semifinal round. There weren’t many surprises in the initial set of games, so these matchups are going to be pretty darn good throughout the Association. Check out our preview of the Hawks-Wizards series, which gets going Sunday in Atlanta. 1) Atlanta Hawks vs. 5) Washington Wizards Season...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Korver torches Nets with six threes in Game Six

The Atlanta Hawks buried the Brooklyn Nets in the second half of their game six to take the series victory. One of the keys for the Hawks was Kyle Korver. In the Nets victories in the series, they played Korver very tight and held him to 4 for 18 combined shooting from the three point line. In game six, Korver was running free and throwing daggers through the Nets as he went 5 of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford and Hawks Beat Nets In Game 5

Al Horford pushed the Atlanta Hawks past the Nets in Game 5 with 20 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists as the Hawks now control the series with a 3-2 edge. “The playoffs are a new season,” said Horford, who dislocated his right pinkie in Game 1 but has played through the pain. “You never underestimate any team.” The Hawks will have a chance to close the series out on...
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Kyle Korver wins NBA Sportsmanship Award

  Atlanta's Kyle Korver has won the NBA Sportsmanship Award and will receive the Joe Dumars Trophy before the Hawks host Brooklyn in Game 5 of their playoff series. Korver earned 87 of 317 first-place votes and 2,351 total points in voting by NBA players. New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was second with 2,171 points. Korver beat out five other finalists -- one from each division...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha at center of debate on race and police as activists speak out

Atlanta Hawks wing Thabo Sefolosha isn't from the United States -- he was born in Switzerland -- but he's found himself embroiled in the conversation on race and police in this country thanks to the arrest and subsequent injury that Sefolosha says was caused by the New York Police Department.Sefolosha has been careful not to say anything that could interfere with any potential investigation...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA: Referees made mistakes in final minutes of Nets-Hawks

The Brooklyn Nets surprisingly have taken two of the first four games in their first-round playoff series with the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. They had a bit of help from the zebras in their second win, however. The NBA released a report Tuesday, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stating the referees made four incorrect calls or non-calls in the final two minutes and overtime...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Budenholzer Deserved Coach of the Year

(Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Atlanta Hawks: Budenholzer Deserved Coach of the Year By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/HoopStuff… Following the announcement that Mike Budenholzer, head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, was the victor in the race for the 2015 Coach of the Year award, there were mixed reviews of the award throughout the media. Several agreed with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

After A Game 3 Loss To The Nets, The Atlanta Hawks Will Finally Be Unmasked… For Better Or Worse

The Atlanta Hawks stand at the center of several recognizable paths after three games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs. Whether that’s a good or bad thing for them? We don’t know… but we’ll soon begin to collect much more valuable and revealing information. The final two rounds of the NBA playoffs represent showcase events in which elite foes tear at each other. For this reason...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Fan Gets Clever With Pizza

As a pizza loving New Yorker, I can get behind this. With a nod to their playoff opponent in Brooklyn, here is New York style pizza made into an Atlanta Hawks logo: We are ready for the @ATLHawks #TrueToAtlanta pic.twitter.com/AelHK7RhHx — Bert Hawks (@bertbrantley) April 22, 2015 That’s pretty clever. Who doesn’t love pepperoni, right? And here’s the finished product after...
Via Food and Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Al Horford Will Play in Game 2

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford dislocated his right pinky finger during the team’s Game 1 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday afternoon. Per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Horford was adamant that he would be available for the second meeting of the first-round series. “I’m playing. I’m playing. I feel fine. I practiced today.” Horford tallied...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer named 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling relayed the news on Twitter. Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) April 21, 2015   Budenholzer guided the team to a franchise-best 60-22 record, earning the No. 1 seed in the...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets preview and predictions

After a close race for the last spot in the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, the Brooklyn Nets now have the difficult task of stopping the No. 1 seed Atlanta Hawks. There are no signs that suggest the Hawks will have an incredibly difficult time disposing of their opponents. But even with this being said, they know that the Nets are still fully capable of giving them some headaches...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha: Broken leg was caused by police

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is claiming that the broken leg he suffered last week while being arrested in New York City was an injury that was inflicted by police. On Tuesday, Sefolosha released a statement indicating he will be pursuing legal action in the wake of the incident. “On advice of counsel, I hope...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha suffers broken leg during arrest

Thabo Sefolosha suffered a season-ending injury the night he was arrested during an incident at a New York club that saw three people stabbed, including Pacers forward Chris Copeland. Sefolosha and Atlanta Hawks teammate Pero Antic were arrested for resisting arrest and making it difficult for officers to set up a crime scene after the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

#HawksBros Journal: On Atlanta's franchise-record 58th win

The #HawksBros movement is real, as the Atlanta Hawks prepare for playoff armageddon as the East's 1-seed. Because of this, we gave a HawksBro a diary. The post The #HawksBros Journal: On The Atlanta Hawks’ Franchise-Record 58th Win appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks sign 8-year-old boy with leukemia to one-day contract

In another installment of the kind of story that never gets old, the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday signed Georgia native Lake Bozman, an eight-year-old boy with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, to a one-day contract, per an official team release. Bozman was the recipient of the honor as part of “Bert’s Big Adventure,” a non-profit organization that...Read More The post Atlanta Hawks sign...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Plan for Atlanta Hawks in the Playoffs

Before the start of this NBA season, not many would have thought that The Atlanta Hawks would sit atop the standings with the best record in the Eastern Conference and be a contender for an NBA Championship Title. But long behold, this happened to be the case and they are a revelation in the eyes of spectators. But with seven games left and the start of the NBA Playoffs beginning...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Can we envision the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Finals?

Let’s really, really, really, REALLY think about this for a moment. This entire season, the Atlanta Hawks have raised eyebrows in a way not seen in the NBA in quite..... The post Can We Envision The Atlanta Hawks In The NBA Finals? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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