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Hawks' 6th Man tryouts underscore city's growing NBA interest

ATLANTA - There's an elevator that runs up the southwest corner of Philips Arena, from the service level up through the main concourse and into the arena's upper levels where banners commemorating division titles, Ted Turner and Widespread Panic concerts sway in the air conditioning. On Monday evening at Philips, as Zamboni machines paved a frozen surface on the arena floor for an...
Via Fox Sports South
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' 6th Man tryouts underscore city's growing NBA interest

ATLANTA - There's an elevator that runs up the southwest corner of Philips Arena, from the service level up through the main concourse and into the arena's upper levels where banners commemorating division titles, Ted Turner and Widespread Panic concerts sway in the air conditioning. On Monday evening at Philips, as Zamboni machines paved a frozen surface on the arena floor for an...
Via Fox Sports South
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks hope getting bigger will address most glaring weakness

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Even while emerging as one of the NBA's best teams, the Atlanta Hawks had a very glaring weakness. Rebounding. So, after setting a franchise record with 60 wins and reaching the Eastern Conference final, the Hawks got bigger. A lot bigger. Atlanta acquired 6-foot-11 Tiago Splitter from San Antonio and signed massive prospect Walter ''Edy'' Tavares, who checks in...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks pursuing one-to-one D-League affiliate

The NBA is getting closer and closer to a one-to-one system of affiliation between its big league franchises and D-League teams. And the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly part of that trend moving forward.The Hawks had previously been affiliated with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, but the Mad Ants are reportedly being pursued for purchase by the Indiana Pacers. That would leave the dozen teams...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA to Play One Game in Africa, Featuring ‘Team Africa’ vs. ‘Team World’

Luol Deng #9 of the Miami Heat drives between Paul Millsap #4, DeMarre Carroll #5 and Mike Muscala #31 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by: Kevin Cox/Getty Images)   The NBA and NBA Players Association have partnered to put together an event titled NBA Africa, wherein the league will play its first-ever game in Africa, at Johannesburg’s...
Via The Sports Journal
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks Can’t Stop an Exausted LeBron James and the Surging Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) goes up for a shot against Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Muscala during the second half in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Last season we watched LeBron James leave game one of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs with cramps from the air conditioning...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Wall’s Return Not Enough as Washington Wizards Fall in Game Five to Atlanta Hawks

Washington Wizards’ John Wall, center, passes the ball in front of Atlanta Hawks’ Mike Muscala, right, in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Atlanta. (Mandatory Credit: John Bazemore/AP Photo) Washington Wizards point guard John Wall returned for game five of the NBA playoffs Wednesday night after missing...
Via The Sports Journal
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards-Hawks Preview Capsule

A look at the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards (with regular season and playoff records): No. 1 ATLANTA HAWKS (60-22, 4-2) vs. No. 5 WASHINGTON WIZARDS (46-36, 4-0) Season series: Hawks, 3-1. Atlanta won the first three meetings before giving its entire starting lineup the night off on April 12 and going with Elton Brand, John Jenkins...
Via AP on Fox
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Atlanta Hawks Resting Starters Against Washington Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks have already clinched home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs, so the final games of the 2014-15 regular season mean very little to the team. Consequently, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has elected to rest all five of his starters Sunday against the Washington Wizards, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hawks will...
Via Sportsnaut
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Muscala, Hawks beat Hornets to earn first 60-win season

  Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Korver had 16 points for Atlanta (60-19), and Al Horford finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Muscala was 8 for 9 from the field in 25 1/2 minutes while filling in for injured forward Paul Millsap. The Hawks...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Muscala, Hawks beat Hornets 104-80 for first 60-win season

ATLANTA (AP) Mike Muscala scored 17 points, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-80 on Friday night to reach 60 wins for the first time in franchise history. Kyle Korver had 16 points for Atlanta (60-19), and Al Horford finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Muscala was 8 for 9 from the field in 25 1/2 minutes while filling in for injured forward Paul Millsap...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2015  |  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
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks' historic season continues with franchise-record 58th win

  The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns. Mike Muscala, starting for injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points and Al Horford added 14 for the Eastern Conference champion Hawks. The Suns missed 31 of 40 shots from...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Suns hit season low as Hawks reach franchise high

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns. Mike Muscala, starting for injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points and Al Horford added 14 for the Eastern Conference champion Hawks. The Suns missed 31 of 40...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks win 58th game to set single-season franchise mark

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks set a single-season franchise high with their 58th victory, getting 16 points each from DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague in a 96-69 win Tuesday night over the Phoenix Suns. Mike Muscala, starting for injured All-Star forward Paul Millsap, finished with 16 points and Al Horford added 14 for the Eastern Conference champion Hawks. The Suns missed 31 of...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2015  |  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

Bucks vs. Hawks preview

The visiting team has taken all three matchups between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks this season. That trend could continue even though the Bucks have dropped 10 straight on the road since they are getting healthier while the Hawks may limit the minutes of their stars on Monday night. Atlanta (55-18) clinched the Eastern Conference's top seed with Friday's 99-86 home win...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks-Hawks Preview

The visiting team has taken all three matchups between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks this season. That trend could continue even though the Bucks have dropped 10 straight on the road since they are getting healthier while the Hawks may limit the minutes of their stars on Monday night. Atlanta (55-18) clinched the Eastern Conference's top seed with Friday's 99-86 home win...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins does powerful right-handed dunk against Hawks

We saw DeMarcus Cousins drop a dime earlier. Now we see him in a more conventional play. Watch Cousins get past two Hawks before lowering the boom on Mike Muscala: Calm down, Boogie. Geez. *** DeMarcus Cousins pic from Getty Images.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Beasley Returns with a Poster Dunk

Back from China, Michael Beasley has returned to the NBA on a 10-day contract with the Miami Heat — for the third time. To make his case for an extension, Super Cool Beas scored 9 points in a loss to the Hawks which included this poster dunk on Mike Muscala. The post Michael Beasley Returns with a Poster Dunk appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michael Beasley Serves up the Facial on Mike Muscala

Michael Beasley, who currently has nine points on 4-10 shooting from the field against the Atlanta Hawks, served up his two most emphatic points since being signed to a 10-day contract a couple days ago. Off of an offensive rebound, Beasley drives straight to the basket and rises over the top of Hawks forward Mike Muscala. The post Video: Michael Beasley Serves up the...
Via Heat Nation
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who should represent East-leading Hawks in All-Star Game?

ATLANTA -- Mike Muscala has a confession to make: he hasn't voted for the All-Star Game yet. "No, but I should actually start doing that," the Hawks forward said. "We did our part, but I should start voting too." Along with Kent Bazemore, Muscala appeared in the team's '#Hashtag' skit -- a takeoff of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake's depiction of what a Twitter conversation looks...
Via Fox Sports South
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawks channel Fallon, Timberlake's '#Hashtag' skit for All-Star vote push

The original '#Hashtag' skit racked up over 27 million views on YouTube, as Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake launch into what a Twitter conversation would sound like in real life. The Hawks have gotten into the act with reserves Kent Bazemore and Mike Muscala, and they've done so to generate votes for their All-Star Game hopefuls. CLICK HERE TO WATCH BAZEMORE AND MUSCALA'S '#HASHTAG...
Via Fox Sports South
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks recall rookie center Payne from Fort Wayne

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have recalled rookie center Adreian Payne from Fort Wayne of the NBA Development League. Forward Mike Muscala was assigned to Fort Wayne. Payne, the team's first-round pick from Michigan State, is returning to Atlanta from his second stint with Fort Wayne. He is tied for seventh in the Development League with his average of 10.5 rebounds and has not...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Douglas-Roberts Hits Game-Winning Floater against Hawks

The name Chris-Douglas Roberts may look familiar to you; Derrick Rose’s former teammate at Memphis, the 6’7” shooting guard has played on a different NBA team each of the last four season. However, it seems as though CDR has maybe found a permanent home this year. On Monday night, Douglas-Roberts was trusted enough by head coach Steve Clifford to take the last shot of the game...
Via Diehardsport
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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