Column: Hawks, Warriors have plenty of playoff doubters

ATLANTA (AP) They won 60 games, which is the accepted NBA standard of greatness. They blew away everyone else in the Eastern Conference - including you, LeBron James. Yet, there's hardly anyone outside Atlanta who believes the Hawks will make it to the NBA Finals, much less capture a championship. They are the Rodney Dangerfields of these most unusual playoffs. ''No matter what...
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Hawks F Sefolosha undergoes surgery for injured right leg

ATLANTA (AP) Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is recovering from surgery on his right leg, which he says was injured during his arrest by New York police last week. The team says Sefolosha had surgery Thursday to repair a fractured fibula and ligament damage. The operation was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at the OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina...
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Thabo Sefolosha Undergoes Surgery On Leg, Expected To return For Next Season Opener

Thabo Sefolosha underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair fractures in his leg and is expected to return healthy for the Atlanta Hawks’ regular season opener in 2015-16, league sources told RealGM. Sefolosha suffered injuries to his right leg in a physical altercation with the New York Police Department early last Wednesday, and videos emerged later online that appeared to...
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NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs: Preview and predictions

NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs: Preview and predictions First Round(1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn NetsAt 60-22, the Hawks earned the East...
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Atlanta Hawks: Why They Will Beat the Nets

(Source: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) By Tashan Reed: It took a 101-88 win over the Magic in the final game of the season to do it, but the Brooklyn Nets managed to sneak into the playoffs as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Nets appearance in the playoffs was unexpected to say the least, with their chances being the lowest following a 5 game losing streak to start the...
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Josh Childress Explains How Easily Some NBA Players Can Go Broke

Josh Childress’s basketball journey has allowed him to see and experience a lot over his professional career, from being drafted by the Atlanta Hawks, to playing in Greece, to returning to the NBA for stints with the Suns, Nets, Wizards and Pelicans to going back overseas to play in Australia. Josh’s journeys gave him some Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Top seed Hawks look to recapture form after sluggish ending

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks spent the past month doing little more than warming up for the playoffs. Now it's time to get real again. After setting a franchise record for wins and claiming the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Hawks host Brooklyn on Sunday to open the playoffs. Atlanta (60-22) goes in as an overwhelming favorite against the Nets (38-44), a team that slipped...
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2015 NBA Playoffs First-Round TV Schedule

Below you can find the tip-times and tv channel for the first-round of the NBA playoffs via EASTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets Game 1 – Sun. April 19, Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 PM, TNT Game 2 – Wed . April 22, Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7:00 PM, NBA […] The post 2015 NBA Playoffs First-Round TV Schedule appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Raptors To Face Wizards As Hawks Punt Game To Bulls

The Toronto Raptors easily defeated the Hornets 92-87 to claim a franchise record 49th win and the Atlanta Hawks punted an 18 point lead in the third quarter to lose to the Bulls 91-85. The gift from the visitors gave Chicago third place in the Eastern Conference, so the Hawks will get the winner between the fourth place Raptors and the fifth place Wizards in the second round.
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Bulls' Gibson leaves game with strained left shoulder

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago forward Taj Gibson left the Bulls' regular-season finale against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night because of a strained left shoulder. Gibson's status for the game was in question. He wound up starting and playing 20 minutes before leaving the game. He did not score.
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Millsap returns to Hawks' lineup for finale against Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Atlanta All-Star forward Paul Millsap is in the lineup for the Hawks' regular-season finale against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Millsap, averaging 16.8 points, is back after missing five games because of a sprained right shoulder. He practiced Tuesday. Backup forward Mike Scott (back contusion) is out, but the Hawks are playing their regular starters even...
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Hawks To Choose Between Raptors And Bulls Tonight

The Atlanta Hawks will almost certainly get to decide who they will face in the second round of the NBA playoffs on the last day of the regular season. A loss to the Bulls puts Chicago in third place and headed to a second round matchup with the Cavs. A Hawks win likely hands the Raptors third and puts the Hawks on a collision course with the Bulls in round two.
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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

NBA ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in ''great pain'' and blamed New York City police for causing a ''significant injury'' that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower leg and ligament damage while being arrested with teammate Pero Antic outside a Manhattan nightclub while the Hawks were in the city...
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Thabo Sefolosha Says Broken Leg Caused by Police

The Chris Copeland and Thabo Sefolosha incidents in a NY nightclub last week continue to get more interesting by the day. Both guys were injured rather seriously, but both are expected to make a full recovery. Regarding Sefolosha, he broke […]
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Hawks player blames NYC police for 'significant injury'

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha blames New York City police for causing a ''significant injury'' that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower leg and ligament damage while being arrested with teammate Pero Antic outside a nightclub while the Hawks were in the city to face the Brooklyn Nets. Sefolosha won't return until...
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Thabo Sefolosha: Season-ending injury was caused by police

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday that the injuries sustained during his arrest last week in New York were inflicted by the police. Sefolosha suffered a broken right fibia and ligament damage at the scene of his arrest early Wednesday morning. He will have surgery this week and will miss the remainder of the season, including the...
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Thabo Sefolosha: Broken leg was caused by police

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha is claiming that the broken leg he suffered last week while being arrested in New York City was an injury that was inflicted by police. On Tuesday, Sefolosha released a statement indicating he will be pursuing legal action in the wake of the incident. “On advice of counsel, I hope...Read More
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Thabo Sefolosha Says Police Caused Season-Ending Leg Injury

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha was involved in a fracas with police outside a New York City nightclub last week, and suffered a season-ending leg injury as police officers attempted to subdue him. The investigation is still ongoing, and multiple parties — the NBA Player’s Association, NYPD — are interested in how events unfolded that Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Though he "can't comment," Hawks Thabo Sefolosha blames NYPD for his pain and suffering

Atlanta Hawks Thabo Sefolosha suffered a broken right fibula and ligament damage in the 1OAK melee. And now? He's not commenting as he blames the NYPD."On advice of counsel, I hope you can appreciate that I cannot discuss the facts of the case. Those questions will be answered by my attorney in a court of law. I will simply say that I am in great pain, have experienced a significant...
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Thabo Sefolosha: Injury Was Caused By NYPD

Thabo Sefolosha has released the following statement following last week's incident with New York City Police that left him with a fractured right fibula and ligament damage. Sefolosha will miss the remainder of the season. "I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to my family and friends, the Hawks organization and my teammates. This has been a difficult time for me and...
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Knicks-Hawks Preview

The Atlanta Hawks are afforded the luxury of preparing for the playoffs while drawing the best regular season in franchise history to a close. The New York Knicks are playing for ping-pong balls. After resting his starters, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is expected to have them back in the lineup Monday night when they try to sweep the season series from the woeful Knicks. Having...
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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...
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NBA Conducting Inquiry Into Arrest, Injury Of Thabo Sefolosha

The NBA is conducting its own inquiry into the events surrounding the arrest and injury of Thabo Sefolosha. "We are working with the Hawks organization and local law enforcement to obtain more information about the circumstances surrounding Thabo's arrest," NBA spokesman Michael Bass said. The league wouldn't go so far as to characterize its efforts as an official investigation,...
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Hawks' Antic: We weren't with Copeland at time of stabbing

ATLANTA -- Pero Antic says he and Atlanta Hawks teammate Thabo Sefolosha were not with Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland when Copeland was stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub. Antic and Sefolosha were at the scene early Wednesday. They were charged with obstructing authorities and disorderly conduct and were released without bail. Antic, speaking for the first time Friday about...
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Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha’s Leg Broken In Nightclub Arrest; Season Over

ATLANTA — Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Hawks’ final four regular-season games and the postseason because of a fractured right fibula and ligament damage suffered when he and teammate Pero Antic were arrested early Wednesday in New York. The Hawks confirmed Sefolosha’s injury Thursday and said he will need surgery. The Swiss player was limping following the...
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