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Long-distance operators: NBA leaders Korver, Matthews' approaches differ, but results same

While four newly-minted All-Stars took the Philips Arena floor, one of the most intriguing games within the game Friday night had nothing to do with the Hawks' Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague and the Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge. It was the showdown of the NBA's most prolific 3-point shooters. Atlanta's Kyle Korver and Portland's Wesley Matthews entered the Hawks' 105...
Via Fox Sports South
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Hawks increase streak to franchise-best 18 with win over Trail Blazers

  The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night. Portland, which has lost four of five, led after each of the first three quarters but couldn't stretch the advantage to more than six points. Following four ties in the final period, 3-pointers by...
Via AP on Fox
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Hawks keep streak alive, top Trail Blazers 105-99

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night. Portland, which has lost four of five, led after each of the first three quarters but couldn't stretch the advantage to more than six points. Following four ties in the final period, 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
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Hawks' forward Carroll to miss game against Portland

ATLANTA (AP) Forward DeMarre Carroll will miss the Atlanta Hawks' game against Portland because of a left Achilles strain. Thabo Sefolosha will start for Carroll in Friday night's game. The Hawks didn't update Carroll's status for Saturday night's game against Philadelphia. Carroll is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds. He missed four games with a groin strain in November. Atlanta...
Via AP on Fox
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Column: Ferry builds a powerhouse but won't get to enjoy it

ATLANTA (AP) Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride. Make no mistake, the Atlanta Hawks are Ferry's baby. He acquired nearly every player on a team that stunningly leads the NBA in wins. Even one of his harshest critics, who led the protests...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Power Ranking: Super Bowl Edition

1. Atlanta Hawks (38-8)There’s no better way to put it: the Hawks have beaten the crap out of everybody, east and west, for multiple months...
Via Athlon Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

For 1st time since '80, Hawks get 3 players in All-Star Game

ATLANTA (AP) The Hawks keep reaping the rewards for their amazing season. For the first time since 1980, Atlanta will have three players in the NBA All-Star Game. Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Al Horford are joining their coach, Mike Budenholzer, for the Feb. 15 contest at Madison Square Garden in New York. In a sense, Thursday's announcement pf the reserves felt like the Hawks...
Via AP on Fox
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Hawks' Horford, Bazemore host Spongebob advance screening for local kids

ATLANTA -- Two Atlanta Hawks players, All-Star forward Al Horford and guard Kent Bazemore, participated in an advance screening of The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water on Thursday night, hosting more than 200 kids from local Boys & Girls clubs and Covenant House. The event also included Operation P.E.A.C.E., an after-school and summer education program in Atlanta. The process...
Via Fox Sports South
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NBA All-Star Game Reserves: Three Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Durant Make Cut

NEW YORK — Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were picked Thursday as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were selected in the West, despite early season injuries for the Oklahoma City Thunder stars. The Miami Heat also had two reserves selected...
Via NESN.com
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Hawks' Horford, Millsap, Teague named All-Star reserves

The Hawks have puzzled outsiders because in the superstar-driven NBA, they don't have the single driving force. What they are is balanced, a hardwood egalitarianism. That approach has driven Atlanta to the best record in the Eastern Conference, and now it's given them three All-Star Game reserves in Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague. The trio was named to the seven-man bench...
Via Fox Sports South
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The Most Deserving All-Star on the Atlanta Hawks

Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks congratulates Jeff Teague #0 after his steal and dunk against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Philips Arena on January 23, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia(Mandatory credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) NBA All-Star rosters generally feature an eclectic mix of global stars and first timers with the occasional head scratchers and players who themselves know that...
Via The Sports Journal
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Even The Atlanta Hawks’ Mascot Can’t Be Beat Right Now

In case you’ve missed it, the Atlanta Hawks are very good right now. Like, really good. So good, in fact, that their Twitter display name – which features an extra W for every victory in their current win streak (17 games) – has officially hit its character limit, which forced the team to get creative. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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The Atlanta Hawks now have the best Twitter account in sports

The Atlanta Hawks have been all the rage in the NBA this season.  Their 17th straight win last night now puts them in the Top 15 of all-time NBA winning streaks.  At 38-8, they have the best record in the Eastern Conference by 7 games and are doing it with a perfectly assembled lineup of guys who have never been considered as star players. They’re also having a blast on social...
Via Awful Announcing
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Trail Blazers-Hawks Preview

As the Atlanta Hawks continue to roll, the Portland Trail Blazers are mired in their worst stretch of the season. Looking to surpass their victory total from last season, the Hawks can extend their team-record winning streak to 18 by handing the Trail Blazers a fifth consecutive road defeat Friday night. Paul Millsap had 28 points with 15 rebounds and Al Horford added 20 points,...
Via AP on Fox
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A look inside the Atlanta Hawks winning streak

Last year as the 8th seed, the Atlanta Hawks showed glimpses of great promise as they pushed the Pacers to the edge in that first round 7 game series. No one, not even the biggest die-hard Atlanta fans, foresaw the current 17 game winning streak, and winning 32 of their last 34. When the most recognizable name to the common NBA fan is Kyle Korver, and you play in the Eastern Conference...
Via isportsweb.com
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Atlanta Hawks Get 17th Straight Win Over Brooklyn Nets

The Atlanta Hawks secured their 17th straight win on Wednesday night defeating the Brooklyn Nets 113-102. The Hawks were led by their impressive front court of Paul Millsap and Al Horford. Millsap delivered 28 points on 15 of 16 shooting from the free throw line and a whopping 15 rebounds. Horford added 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting from the field with 10 rebounds and 5 assists...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Millsaps' 28 points lead Hawks past Nets for 17th straight victory

  Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Atlanta (38-8) has won 31 of 33 and leads the Eastern Conference by a commanding seven games. This was a bit tougher than expected against...
Via AP on Fox
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Millsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

ATLANTA (AP) Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Atlanta (38-8) has won 31 of 33 and leads the Eastern Conference by a commanding seven games. This was a bit tougher than...
Via AP on Fox
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Hawks' Schroder named to Rising Stars Challenge

ATLANTA -- The Hawks' All-Star Weekend contingent grew by one Wednesday, but when news came, Dennis Schroder was fast asleep. The point guard was named to the Rising Stars Challenge Roster on Wednesday, but he let slip that he was getting in a pregame nap. "I just woke up before I came to the arena and everybody like texted my phone and called me and I was like 'Something happened...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harry the Hawk dances and lip syncs to ‘Uptown Funk’ during timeout

The Atlanta Hawks are the hottest team in the NBA right now. But not only are they tearing it up on the basketball court but the Hawks are also doing that during their entertainment portions. During a timeout, Harry the Hawk dances and lip syncs to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars: Look at them dance moves. Look at the perfect lip syncing. It’s just a wonderful combination...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Hawks mascot goes 'Uptown Funk' with show-stopping dance routine (Video)

Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry The Hawk recently performed this show-stopping choreographed dance routine while lip synching to Marc Ronson's "Uptown Funk" during a timeout in a recent home game at the Philips Arena.Harry The Hawk seems to have raised the bar for all other NBA mascots to live up to. Very impressive. Video via Atlanta Hawks. H/T BC. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Atlanta Hawks’ Mascot Go to Town Lip-Syncing ‘Uptown Funk’

At what point does everyone in the NBA stop playing basketball and just award the title to the Atlanta Hawks? They’ve won 16 games in a row, Mike Budenholzer is resting guys like his mentor Gregg Popovich and Kyle Korver is randomly on pace to join the 50-50-90 club. Hell, even their mascot “Harry the Hawk” has caught fire and is performing choreographed dance numbers set to...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rathbun: Hawks showing zero glaring weaknesses during historic win streak

FOX Sports South announcer Bob Rathbun discusses the Atlanta Hawks' historic winning streak, Kyle Korver's season and more in this week's column: The Hawks just keep on winning, running their winning streak up 16 games. Is there any underlying positive about this team that we haven't discussed yet? They just go to work. I thought Minnesota coach Flip Saunders said something interesting...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia lawmakers honor streaking Hawks

ATLANTA -- Even Georgia's elected officials have gotten caught up in the love affair with the streaking Hawks. Inside the office of Gov. Nathan Deal, Dominique Wilkins -- the Hall of Famer and SportSouth analyst -- and team CEO Steve Koonin posed for photos Tuesday at the Statehouse before making their way to the Senate Mezzanine room. Joined by coach Mike Budenholzer, shooting guard...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia lawmakers honor streaking Hawks

ATLANTA -- Even Georgia's elected officials have gotten caught up in the love affair with the streaking Hawks. Inside the office of Gov. Nathan Deal, Dominique Wilkins -- the Hall of Famer and SportSouth analyst -- and team CEO Steve Koonin posed for photos Tuesday at the Statehouse before making their way to the Senate Mezzanine room. Joined by coach Mike Budenholzer, shooting guard...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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