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How to beat… The Atlanta Hawks

  Congratulations, Celtics, for bringing everyone an unwelcome dose of reality. The loss to Brooklyn stung in so many ways, but it also should have driven home a very key point: You can’t relax against anyone and expect to do well. The Atlanta Hawks will be looking to avenge a loss that started them on a four-losses-in-five-games stretch. They’ve been banged up (Bazemore and...
Via Red's Army
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Citizen review board: Cops wrong to arrest Sefolosha

Thabo Sefolosha had his leg broken in a struggle with police in April. Glenn James NBAENew York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board says police had no right to arrest Atlanta Hawks' player Thabo Sefolosha outside a trendy nightclub in April.The New York Times says the police watchdog agency also ruled Monday that officers didn't use excessive force when his leg was broken in...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

CLE Up, A-Town Down: Cavs-Hawks, Behind the Box Score

Atlanta Hawks (9-6) 97 Cleveland Cavaliers (10-3) 109Box Score A confident Cleveland Cavaliers side jumped all over the Atlanta Hawks in the first half and kept them at arm’s length in the second, using a combination of offensive ball movement and defensive industry to coast to a 109-97 victory. It was the Cavs’ second impressive home win in as many games after back-to-back...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: LeBron gets tech for subbing himself out of game

The Cleveland Cavaliers were up big against the Atlanta Hawks midway through the third quarter Saturday night, so LeBron James decided to sub himself out. There was just one problem — you’re not allowed to do that. Richard Jefferson tried to check himself in before the referees noticed the teams were playing four-on-five basketball, but it didn’t work. And the Cavaliers were...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins suspended one game for hit on Al Horford

When Kings center DeMarcus Cousins goes Jungle Boogie, things can get ugly. This week, the ugliness resulted in a suspension. The NBA announced a one-game suspension for Cousins on Thursday (per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports) after he struck Hawks center Al Horford with a forearm to the head in Sacramento’s 103-97 loss to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks reserves Patterson, Holiday log key minutes in win over Kings

ATLANTA — Perhaps the most important basket of Lamar Patterson’s young NBA career was an accident. Late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 103-97 win over the Kings, Patterson received the ball on the wing with options. His center, Al Horford, was posting up opposing 6-foot point guard Darren Collison and demanding the ball. His own point guard, Dennis Schroder, was requesting...
Via Fox Sports South
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: First settlement offer for Hawks' Sefolosha from NYC could be soon

There could soon be news in Thabo Sefolosha's ongoing legal battle with the NYPD. Glenn James Getty ImagesWhile the Atlanta Hawks make their way through injuries and the second month of the NBA season, forward Thabo Sefolosha is simultaneously dealing with the repercussions of his injury and arrest at the hands of the NYPD. After being cleared of all charges, Sefolosha announced...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks Assign Lamar Patterson To Austin

The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookie guard/forward Lamar Patterson to the Austin Spurs of the NBA Development League, pursuant to the flexible assignment rule. Patterson has appeared in seven games for Atlanta this season.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Hawks fans said, 11/13

Summary:The Celtics improved to 4-4 with a big win at home against the 8-3 Atlanta Hawks. After a back and forth first half, the green pulled away in the 2nd half surviving a late Hawks surge by winning 106-93. It was an impressive home win against one of the best teams in the eastern conference. Hawks fans were pretty aggravated throughout the game and were the most upset at the...
Via Celtics Life
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bazemore, Hawks still soaring despite Carroll’s departure

BOSTON — The Atlanta Hawks took the NBA by storm last season, pacing the Eastern Conference with 60 wins after winning just 38 games during the 2013-14 season. It’s a testament to head coach Mike Budenholzer’s balanced, talented group, which included five All-Stars and a starting unit that was among the NBA’s best. But the Hawks lost a key cog to free agency this offseason...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer To Miss Celtics-Hawks Game Due To ‘Family Emergency’

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will miss Friday night’s game at Boston against the Celtics because of a family emergency. The team announced that Budenholzer returned to Atlanta early Friday after initially traveling with the team. The Hawks gave no additional details and asked fans and media to “respect the private nature of the situation.” Top assistant...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is veteran Hawks star Paul Millsap still improving?

ATLANTA — Paul Millsap bounced around Atlanta this past offseason, frequenting select gyms to work with his personal coach or stopping by Philips Arena to put in time with the Atlanta Hawks' staff. More than anything, though, he stepped away from the game, resting up following a career year. A comfort level set in after signing a lucrative free-agent contract that guarantees him...
Via Fox Sports South
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague’s Uncalled Foul vs. Timberwolves Currently Under Review

Late in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ win over the Atlanta Hawks, Jeff Teague appeared to have slapped Timberwolves player Nemanja Bjelica in the face. This went unnoticed by league officials. According to the NBA Officiating Last Two Minute Report of the game: Teague (ATL) makes contact with Bjelica (MIN) after the rebound. The contact is being reviewed by...
Via Hoops-Nation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves recover late, hold off Hawks, 117-107

ATLANTA -- Andrew Wiggins tied a career high with 33 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 and the Minnesota Timberwolves blew a 34-point lead before snapping the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 117-107 victory on Monday night. Atlanta never led until Paul Millsap's runner with 3:26 remaining made it 107-106, but Wiggins scored the next seven points to prevent one of...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA moments: Bazemore and the Hawks do more against the Wizards

When the Atlanta Hawks fended off the Washington Wizards last spring in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the result was more the product of the John Wall injury and the erratic Washington frontcourt than anything the Hawks did. It was a close call, of course — Atlanta did plenty of things to earn the series. Al Horford made the defining and decisive play of the six-game slugfest...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' defense piles up 15 steals, 10 blocks in win over Nets

ATLANTA -- Ever since Mike Budenholzer took over as the Atlanta Hawks' head coach, the team has been known for its unselfish ball movement, which leads to easy baskets for the offense. Hiding behind that popular topic is a team that finds just as much success on the defensive side of the court. With the loss of DeMarre Carroll in the offseason, some thought the Hawks' defense would...
Via Fox Sports South
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Atlanta Hawks

Here's the next installment of our team-by-team season preview series on the Atlanta Hawks. 2014-15 Record: 60-22 Notable Acquisitions: Tim Hardaway Jr (Trade), Tiago Splitter (Trade) Notable Departures: DeMarre Carroll Temperature Check: After rampaging through the league during the regular season, the Hawks bowed out meekly to the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals. It...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Hawks are betting on their system to produce wings

The NBA's annual GM survey is always interesting, although it's hard to know how many of the league's actual decision makers fill it out as opposed to their interns or whoever happened to be by their fax machine. It's definitely a reactive survey, with whatever happened most recently having an outsized importance in the results. There's no better example than the Atlanta Hawks, whom...
Via RealGM - NBA
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Two Careers of Elton Brand

Lost somewhere in the 24-hour sports news cycle was the retirement of an NBA great. He never won an MVP award and wasn't even 1st Team All NBA, but for over a decade Elton Brand made his presence known on a nightly basis.Blessed with high shoulders, long arms, and uncanny athleticism for a 6'8" man of his girth, EB routinely abused opposing teams at both ends of the floor. His first...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted on Friday of various charges stemming from an incident outside a nightclub in New York City back in April. The Associated Press reports that Sefolosha was found not guilty of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. A Manhattan jury deliberated for less than an hour...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cavaliers sign forward Austin Daye

It was not too long ago this offseason when the Cleveland Cavaliers had the fewest players signed under contract in the NBA. It was expected they would sign several many more players to training camp and non-guaranteed deals. That trend continued again on Wednesday with the Cavs signing 27-year-old forward Austin Daye to a one-year deal, as first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Shams...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks launch Ashley Madison-inspired ticket promo

The Atlanta Hawks have attempted to make light of the Ashley Madison hacking controversy by using fans actually named Ashley Madison to promote a 10-game flex ticket promotion. “The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club announced today that they have signed three real-life people named Ashley Madison to promote the team’s new 10-game flex plans,” the campaign says. “Fans are encouraged...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Scott facing up to 25 years in prison for drug possession

It looks like Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott is in some serious hot water. According to a report published by the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore on Wednesday, Scott is looking at a maximum of 25 years in prison on two separate felony drug charges after being arrested at a traffic stop last month. Scott and his brother Antonn were pulled over on July 30 off...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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