DeMarre Carroll: Josh Smith's taunting woke up Hawks

Even without James Harden, the Houston Rockets were on their way to a nice victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night -- until former Hawk Josh Smith taunted the Atlanta crowd that had booed him all night. Smith's interaction with the crowd got the fans going, sure. But it also woke up the Hawks, according to Atlanta wing DeMarre Carroll. (Read more at
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Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’ (vid)

Not only did Josh Smith spend his first nine years in the NBA as a member of the Atlanta Hawks, he is also a Georgia native, so it was a homecoming on multiple fronts when the forward returned along with his Houston Rockets teammates to the ATL for a Tuesday night showdown with the Atlanta...Read More The post Josh Smith trolls Hawks fans, calls them ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’...
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Josh Smith Trolls Fans In Atlanta, Calls Them Fickle

Josh Smith spent nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks before bolting to the Pistons when he became an unrestricted free agent. In his first game back in ATL with the Rockets, who picked him up after being waived by the Pistons. Smith went into an unwarranted trolling free fall, shushing the crowd twice in the third quarter after making two meaningless threes and then suggested the...
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Hawks To Sign Jarell Eddie On 10-Day Contract

The Atlanta Hawks have reached agreement on a 10-day contract with Jarell Eddie of the NBA Development League’s Austin Spurs, league sources told RealGM. Eddie -- the champion of the D-League’s Three-Point Shootout at All-Star weekend -- will join the NBA-leading Hawks on Thursday. Atlanta, which had one open roster spot, became the first team to clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday...
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Josh Smith: Hawks fans are ‘very fickle and bandwagoners’

  Rockets forward Josh Smith called Hawks fans “bandwagoners” after Houston’s 104-96 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday. Smith, an Atlanta native who played his first nine NBA seasons with the Hawks, was booed loudly whenever he touched the ball.  In the third quarter, Smith drained a 3-pointer and shushed the crowd by placing his finger over his lips as the Hawks called...
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NBA-leading Hawks rally past Rockets as James Harden sits

  Al Horford knew the Atlanta Hawks would eventually respond to Houston's big lead. He just didn't know when. ''It's a credit to our guys,'' Horford said. ''Guys were relentless, kept fighting. The biggest thing for us was we really locked in on defense. That put us in position to win the game.'' Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied...
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Teague, Horford help Hawks rally from 18 down, beat Houston

ATLANTA (AP) Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. James Harden, the league's leading scorer, was serving a one-game suspension and did not play for Houston, but the Rockets led for the most of the game until Teague's...
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Josh Smith’s three-pointer bounces in and gives it to Hawks home crowd

Josh Smith used to play for the Atlanta Hawks. Now he is a Houston Rocket. The Rockets are trying to win one in Atlanta when Josh Smith shot a three-pointer that’s never well-received by anyone. This time around, Smith’s three bounces in. And then he gives the crowd a little something something: I guess there is no love lost between Josh and his former team. *** Josh Smith...
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Hawks show they can rely on backups to keep winning

ATLANTA (AP) John Jenkins insists he wasn't surprised when the Atlanta Hawks earned their latest win on the road without three starters and a top backup. Saturday night's 93-91 win at Miami was perhaps the most impressive demonstration of the Hawks' depth this season. All-Star center Al Horford stayed home with his wife and newborn son. Starters Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll...
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Dominique Wilkins: Current NBA players can't compare to Larry Bird

When he's not telling stories about Larry Bird's legendary trash talk, Dominique Wilkins is singing the praises of his rival -- and rejecting the notion that any modern NBA player is in Bird's league. With the Atlanta Hawks set to unveil a statue in his honor on Thursday, 'Nique is being given plenty of opportunities to talk about Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, trash talk and...
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Should the Atlanta Hawks be resting starters?

ATLANTA, GA. — The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat in South Beach last night, 93-91, despite resting three of their starters. Al Horford did not make the trip for Atlanta. Instead he stayed home with his family. (He recently had a newborn son.) Forward DeMarre Carroll and guard Jeff Teague were also given an off night for rest, but the Hawks were still able to come out...
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Court Vision: Millsap, defense help short-handed Hawks drop Heat

Al Horford sat out. So, too, did Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll and Pero Antic. Still, not having those resting starters wouldn't keep the Hawks from winning the second game of back-to-backs for the eighth time this season. Behind Paul Millsap's 22 points and Kyle Korver moving to fourth on the franchise's all-time 3-point list with No. 549, they edged the Heat 93-91 Saturday night...
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Kent Bazemore skies for high-flying slam dunk during Hawks-Heat

As the Atlanta Hawks continue their dominance of the Eastern Conference, the Hawks traveled to Miami to face off with the Heat on Saturday. Since many notable starters for the Hawks were resting, that meant more playing time for bench players like Kent Bazemore. In the first half of play, watch as a Hawks fast break ends with Bazemore flying for an impressive slam dunk: *** Bazemore...
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Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7 P.M. Paul Millsap is back on track and so are the Atlanta Hawks, though Mike Budenholzer would still like to see his team commit fewer turnovers. They seek a fifth straight victory over the Miami Heat for the first time in more than 23 years Saturday night. The visiting Hawks (46-12) have won three in a row after their first back-to-back...
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Court Vision: Hawks blow early lead, still win by 7 over Magic

Going inside the Atlanta Hawks' 95-88 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night at home, their third win in a row: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. The Hawks were quick out of the gate, but not much for stamina In the first 2:38 of the game, the Hawks were able to drain a bucket from Al Horford, two from DeMarre Carroll (one a 3-pointer) and a three ball from Kyle Korver. By the time the Magic...
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Atlanta Hawks: Will the East run through the ATL?

57 games in. 25 to go. The Atlanta Hawks are still atop the Eastern Conference with an eight game lead over the Toronto Raptors. We are that much closer to being able to say that the East will have to go through the ATL to get to the finals, something we haven’t been able to say in nearly 50 years. They haven’t been perfect. A 25 point loss coming to those same Raptors exactly...
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Rondo 'extremely unlikely' to re-sign with Mavericks

Rajon Rondo was suspended for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, which came in the wake of at least two heated exchanges that the Dallas Mavericks point guard had with head coach Rick Carlisle. Will the tension ultimately lead to the end of their working relationship? Tim MacMahon of reports that Rondo is...Read More
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UnManning The Game TV: Meet Nzinga Shaw, the Atlanta Hawks’ Fixer

When news headlines are all negative everything due to racially-charged remarks from an NBA owner and general manager, damage control is needed. Quick. In the February installment of UnManning The Game TV, produced by Creative Production Partners, meet the Atlanta Hawks’ she-roe hired to swoop in and rebuild the relationship between the organization and the greater Atlanta community...
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Atlanta Hawks Continue Dominance of West, Push East Lead to 8

Kent Bazemore #24 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrates after the game against the Dallas Mavericks on February 25, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With their 104-87 win over the short-handed Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night in a game that almost wasn’t played, the Atlanta Hawks improved their record against Western Conference foes to...
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Court Vision: Hawks overcome sluggish start to torch Mavs

The Atlanta Hawks did not jump out to a fast start against the Dallas Mavericks, but a hot-shooting second half led to a decisive 104-87 win on Wednesday night. Here are three observations from the game: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Hacks outlast undermanned Mavs in quirky game For two teams sitting in the top-five of their respective conferences entering the night, this game got off to a...
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Rain Delay Halts An Atlanta Hawks Game … That Was Inside Philips Arena

There was a five minute rain delay during the Atlanta Hawks basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks.
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Report: Hawks could sell for over $1 billion

The Atlanta Hawks have officially been on sale for a little over a month, and the process of finding new ownership is going swimmingly. Yesterday was the deadline for non-binding preliminary bids from interested potential owners, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the current market for NBA teams combined with the number of interested owners could push the sale price...
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Thabo Sefolosha will be the Biggest X-Factor to the Atlanta Hawks Playoff Success

Thabo Sefolosha #25 of the Atlanta Hawks defends against Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Philips Arena on November 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images)   The Atlanta Hawks currently lead the NBA’s Eastern Conference in wins and will continue to be a major factor come playoff time, however in recent weeks their defense has taken a step...
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Hawks have embraced Budenholzer's ball-sharing system

ATLANTA (AP) The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme. The second-year coach said Tuesday he likes seeing his players get on each other when someone strays from his lessons of court spacing, pick-and-rolls and pass after pass. Long known for isolation basketball, the Hawks had to change...
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Atlanta Hawks: Pero’s Perils

It’s been a tough month for Atlanta Hawks’ backup center Pero Antic. The 32-year-old Macedonian big man is mired in the worst shooting slump of his young career, aside from his dreadful performance in last year’s first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. Antic, who despite his frame (6’11”, 260 lbs), plays more away from the basket than he does near the rim...
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