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NBA Playoffs: Nets Beat Hawks, Even Series at Two

The Brooklyn Nets were on the verge of falling down 3-0 against the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks on Saturday afternoon before pulling off an eight-point win to pull to within 2-1 in the series. The Nets continued their momentum Monday night by taking their second consecutive game against Mike Budenholzer and company. Deron Williams matches his career playoff high with 35 points to...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' Jeff Teague gets angry, 'hated' performance against Nets

The Hawks know that they let an opportunity slip away when they came out flat Saturday and lost to the Nets, who now trail just 2-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. And like some kind of Sith point guard, Jeff Teague is ready to let the hate flow through him if it'll help the Hawks beat the Nets in Game 4.“I hated our game [Saturday], I hated the way I played...
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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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1 day 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...
Via Bloguin Best
2 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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets beat Hawks 91-83, pull within 2-1 in series

NEW YORK (AP) Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series. The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on...
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Nets take down Hawks, pull within 2-1 in series

NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series. The Nets seized control with an 18-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters after the Hawks grabbed their first lead since the opening basket, then went on to...
Via AP on Fox
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Etan Thomas shares an awesome Tim Duncan story

Etan Thomas bounced around the NBA for nine seasons, playing most of his career with the Washington Wizards. He's out of the league now, but recently posted an incredible Tim Duncan story on his Facebook page. You won't want to miss this. Check it out right here.  (h/t: Facebook)Photo Credit: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images
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Hawks-Nets Preview

Al Horford says the Atlanta Hawks have been "playing on the edge" while trying to recapture the form that keyed their climb atop the Eastern Conference. The Brooklyn Nets only hope they can get back into the series at home before the so-far underwhelming top seed finds its way. With their banged-up frontcourt showing signs of progress, the Hawks aim to play more like the club that...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself. He knows there's so many other ways he can help the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, whether it's playing shutdown defense, banging for a rebound or diving to the floor to grab a loose ball. Besides, Carroll knows a thing or two about...
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Josh Childress On The Lowest Points Of His NBA Career

Josh Childress has had one of the more interesting professional basketball careers in recent memory. After a very promising college career, Josh was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. After playing for the Hawks for several years, Josh went to play professional basketball in Greece in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Nets coach clarifies comment comparing Kyle Korver, Stephen Curry

Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins won't deny that he said Atlanta Hawks wing Kyle Korver is no Stephen Curry, but there was no disrespect intended by Hollins. While his comment seemed peculiar out of context, the full nature of the quote was fairly clear at the time: Yes, Korver is an outstanding shooter, Hollins acknowledged. But Korver isn't the off-the-bounce threat to pull up...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri sing "Welcome to Atlanta" at Hawks game

It was the surest bet on the night, an act so guaranteed that no sports book in the world would have taken action. With Ludacris in the building for Game 2 of the first-round series between the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets, "Welcome to Atlanta" absolutely had to be on the agenda.After Luda helped out with the pregame introductions, he kept a low profile for much of the first half...
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Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks.
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Paul Millsap shakes off injury, helps Hawks to 2-0 lead over Nets

  Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night. Squandering an early 12-point lead, the Hawks fell behind before halftime and spent the rest of the game struggling to put away the No. 8 seed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Millsap scores 19, Hawks hold off Nets 96-91 for 2-0 lead

ATLANTA (AP) Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night. Squandering an early 12-point lead, the Hawks fell behind before halftime and spent the rest of the game struggling to put away the...
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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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks, Ressler agree on $850 million sale for NBA team

ATLANTA (AP) A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. The team announced the deal Wednesday night during the first half of the Hawks' playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets. The sale price was not released. But a person familiar with the deal, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the two sides did...
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AP Source: Atlanta Hawks, group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler agree on sale of team

ATLANTA (AP) AP Source: Atlanta Hawks, group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler agree on sale of team.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Johnson says he's unsure why Hawks fans boo, isn't concerned

The relationship between Joe Johnson and Atlanta Hawks fans is complicated. Johnson brought wins and playoff appearances to Atlanta when he left the Suns to join the Hawks for the start of the 2005-06 season. But he also signed a massive contract, one which limited Atlanta's financial flexibility for much of his tenure with the team.No player can be faulted for getting as much money...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hawks ratings skyrocket on back of title-contending team

It's not just the greater basketball world that's tuning into the Atlanta Hawks in bigger numbers these days. More eyeballs from local fans are on the hometown team, according to a report from the New Pittsburgh Courier:"According to team officials, the Hawks’ first-round playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets on April 19 had a 104 percent surge in ratings and more than doubled...
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Ressler-Grant Hill Group Finalizing Purchase Of Hawks

A group led by Antony Ressler that also includes Grant Hill are progressing on a deal to purchase the Atlanta Hawks. The purchase price is believed to be less than $1 billion. The Hawks became available for purchase earlier this season. Ressler has made his fortune in private equity.
Via RealGM
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Lionel Hollins on stopping Kyle Korver: “It’s not like we’re talking Stephen Curry”

The Brooklyn Nets know that they have to improve on defense if they want a chance to beat the Atlanta Hawks. What is disconcerting about their defense is how Kyle Korver lit them up from the 3 point line. Korver was 6-of-12 from the field and was 5-of-11 from the three-point line for 21 points. Nets head coach Lionel Hollins doesn’t seem to concerned about what Korver did in game...
Via No Guts, No Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks forgot all about Jeff Teague in their promo T-shirt giveaway

The Atlanta Hawks are one of the best teams in the NBA at the whole fan experience thing, so it was a little odd when the team didn't offer some sort of promotional clothing giveaway before Game 1. As Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported, however, a giveaway was planned and ready to go. There was just one small problem: The promotional T-shirt, which...
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6 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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