The Cleveland Cavaliers Sweep the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals

In a series that was nothing but deflating for the Hawks, Cleveland has clinched their return to the game’s biggest stage with an emphatic 4-0 sweep of Atlanta. So many things can happen in the space of a few games. A mostly unanimous bench player can be turned into the league’s biggest heel. Lebron James can launch into orbit and do things that no one else has touched. A cautionary...
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Pistons are reportedly interested in free agent DeMarre Carroll

Heading into the 2015 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons can do a lot of things with their No. 8 overall pick. The consensus from most analysts, however, is that they will seek help on the wings.That may become less of a priority for them if they gain confidence they can lock down one of their reported free agent targets, though. Small forward DeMarre Carroll, of the recently dispatched...
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Hawks point to bright future even after playoff rout by Cavs

ATLANTA (AP) The season didn't end like they wanted. Not even close. But, after shaking off the sting from a humiliating playoff defeat, the Atlanta Hawks feel like they're closer than ever to winning a championship. They won 60 games for the first time in franchise history and claimed top seed in the Eastern Conference. They set another team record with 19 straight wins. They had...
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Broken Glass: Tristan Thompson Tipped Over The Hawks One Rebound At A Time

The offensive rebound fell out of vogue in the NBA years ago. The Spurs made a dynasty out of stressing transition defense over hammering the offensive glass — among other things. It’s a copycat league: coaching staffs around the NBA emulate “the Spurs way,” with many teams — including Atlanta and coach Mike Budenholzer — hiring former assistants in San Antonio. No...
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Hawks Radio Announcer Calls Matt Dellavedova ‘Tonya Harding’

The Cavs’ Matt Dellavedova certainly hasn’t made any new friends this post-season. Cleveland’s backup guard, has gotten into it with the Bulls’ Taj Gibson and the Hawks’ Al Horford. During Tuesday’s series clinching win for the Cavs, the Hawks’ radio announcer, Steve Holman, had an interesting comparison for Delly: Dellavedova checks into the game for Kyrie Irving...
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After sweep by Cavaliers, what's next for the Hawks?

This past January, the Atlanta Hawks looked to be leaders of an NBA revolution. Without a superstar or even many years together, they were working...
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Wait ‘Til Next Year | Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks surprised everyone when they cruised to the number-one seed in the eastern conference with a 60-win season, but even though they just had the best season in franchise history, my gut tells me this is as good as it gets for this group. NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer has been winning virtually his [&hellip The post Wait ‘Til Next Year | Atlanta Hawks...
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Hawks radio announcer refers to Matthew Dellavedova as Tonya Harding

Longtime Atlanta Hawks radio play-by-play accouncer Steve Holman told everyone how he really felt about Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova on Tuesday night, introducing the "scrappy" player in this way: That's scrappy in quotes because clearly fans and reporters have diverging views on Dellavedova's controversial play. In these playoffs, Dellavedova has gotten into multiple...
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Hawks radio announcer calls Dellavedova 'Tonya Harding'

The Cavaliers busted out the brooms and blown out the Hawks in Game 4 to complete the sweep of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesady night.  But that didn’t mean Atlanta didn’t get one last parting shot on their way out of the postseason. One of the major storylines of the Conference Finals was Matthew Dellavedova’s hotly debated intense brand of play that saw Kyle Korver...
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Atlanta Hawks radio announcer refers to Matthew Dellavedova as “Tonya Harding”

Before the NBA Playoffs started, I wrote that rebounding and a lack of a star player would doom the Atlanta Hawks. To say that I was a correct would be an understatement as the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Hawks on the way to a NBA Finals berth. Even though the Hawks had a great season, they were getting a little salty during Game 4 on and off the court. Most of that was aimed...
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Charles Barkley: Hawks are a bunch of chihuahuas (Video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers took a 59-42 lead into halftime of their blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, and Charles Barkley was not impressed with Mike Budenholzer’s squad. We know that because he compared the Hawks to a certain breed of dog that isn’t exactly known for it’s ferocity. During the TNT halftime...Read More
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JR Smith’s mom quotes Drake after sweep of Hawks

J.R. Smith was a major contributor in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, and his mother could not be more proud. After the Cavs won Game 4 in convincing fashion, Smith’s mother, Ida Smith, used a line from a Drake song while reflecting on what has been a tumultuous season...Read More
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Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer reflects on end of Hawks' run: 'A good season'

Hopes were higher than an Eastern Conference finals sweep this season for the Atlanta Hawks, but the most successful season in franchise history is nothing to sneeze at. The Hawks sent four starters to the All-Star Game, and coach Mike Budenholzer took home the hardware for Coach of the Year. They didn't reach the Finals, but things ended up going pretty well for these Hawks.After...
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Highlight on a low night: Hawks' Kent Bazemore throws down awesome reverse slam (VIDEO)

There's not much solace right now for the Atlanta Hawks after they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals. The team should be proud of what the accomplished this season, and they seem to understand that they have the opportunity to build something bigger and better moving forward. But none of that takes the immediate sting out of the end of such a...
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Big things on Hawks' horizon? 'Only our second year together' is rallying cry

If the Atlanta Hawks truly are Spurs East, as so many people rushed to proclaim this team this season, then one year falling short of a title won't be the end of the world. And that sense of perspective -- and of what this team can accomplish going forward -- was apparent in the locker room after the Game 4 loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.It was on display at the postgame...
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LeBron James goes Air Jordan in Game 4 dunk vs. Hawks (Video)

LeBron James added another dunk to his ever-impressive highlight reel with a sensational jam against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday night. James got a steal in the first quarter, based to teammate Iman Shumpert, and then Shump gave it right back to LeBron, who was off to...Read More
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Hawks guard Kyle Korver to have surgery on ankle

CLEVELAND (AP) Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver will have surgery on the right ankle he injured in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Korver went to New York on Tuesday to get a second opinion from a specialist and it was determined he'll need an operation to repair his ankle. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer did not say what damage Korver has in his ankle and there is no timetable...
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Cavs' Kevin Love cleared to travel with team

Kevin Love has raised a few eyebrows over the last few weeks as the power forward has not been present for Cleveland Cavalier away games despite the presence of fellow injured teammates Kyrie Irving and Anderson Varejao. As it turns out, all of the consternation and rumor generating was (surprise!) all for naught as Love had not been cleared to travel—at least until today. From...
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Report: No further discipline for Al Horford after Game 3 ejection

The Atlanta Hawks can hardly afford to be down another superstar, so it's with a deep sigh of relief that Atlanta received the reported news that Al Horford will not be suspended for Game 4 due to his elbow to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in Game 3. This according to a report from's Dave McMenamin, who writes that NBA spokesperson Tim Kuck said that Horford...
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Al Horford’s Sister Gets Salty After Ejection, Game Three Loss

Al Horford's sister, Anna, went off on everyone in sight after Al's ejection and the Hawks' Game Three loss to Cleveland.
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Cavs vs. Hawks Game 3: Behind the Box Score

Atlanta Hawks – 111 Cleveland Cavaliers – 114 Cavs lead series 3-0 Box Score It’s so easy to be a cynic these days. We now have the ability to greet every asserted truth — no matter how slight or insignificant — with skepticism and have the means to support that skepticism. It’s never been easier to make someone look like an fool. Exhibitions of sentimentality or...
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Kyle Korver Awaiting Second Opinion On Possible Ankle Surgery

A report on Sunday stated Kyle Korver will need surgery on his severe ankle sprain and miss four to six months. Howver, Korver has yet to visit a foot and ankle specialist for a second opinion on the injury, which could eventually require surgery. The upcoming examinination has yet to be scheduled. Korver suffered the injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Hawks' Mike Scott makes mental mistake late in loss to Cavs

People have brain farts all the time. Ideally they would happen in the comfort of one's home where no one else is witness to it, but sadly they usually occur in public or at work where plenty of people will feel the need to ask you stupid questions like "WTF?" and "Are you an idiot?" and my personal favorite "What the hell where you thinking?"Like Mike Scott as this ball bounces...
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LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Cleveland Cavaliers guard LeBron James may have missed his first 10 shots, including all nine in the first quarter. Kyrie Irving might have been sitting out for the second consecutive game. At the end of the night, it didn’t matter. Riding yet another awe-inspiring overall performance from a hobbled James, Cleveland defeated the Atlanta Hawks 114-111 in overtime to take a 3-0...
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Watch: Big shots at end of game by LeBron lead Cavs to victory in game three

The Atlanta Hawks played a gutsy game three but ultimately it came down to LeBron James hitting two clutch shots with the game on the line that gave the victory in game three to the Cleveland Cavaliers… Huge three by LeBron #NBAPlayoffs #Cavs — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) May 25, 2015 LeBron put #Cavs up by 3 #nbaplayoffs
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