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Jan 19

Video Breakdown: Atlanta’s after timeout plays

Even with this season’s relatively limited personnel, Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has continued to prepare his team for key dead ball situations that pop up throughout the game. I covered their sidelines out of bounds offense a few weeks ago and now it’s time for their after time-out

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Jan 18

Bazemore’s game-winner lifts Hawks over Pelicans

The Atlanta Hawks overcame a 19 point deficit to walk away with a 94-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night at (a quite empty) Philips Arena. For the Hawks, they were led by Kent Bazemore’s 20 points — including the game-winner — while Ersan Ilyasova added 18 points. Dennis Schröder

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Jan 18

Hawks overcome 19-point deficit in 94-93 victory over Pelicans

While the Atlanta Hawks remained home after Monday afternoon’s win over the San Antonio Spurs, the New Orleans Pelicans were busy. Anthony Davis and company played an overtime tilt on Tuesday and, following that performance, arrived in Atlanta for a road game at approximately 3:30 am ET with a tall

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Jan 13

The rookie growth curve of John Collins, version 3.0

Note: To see the first two installments of this series evaluating Atlanta Hawks rookie big man John Collins, follow each link below: Adjustments. As sports fans and followers, we often associate the terms “rookie” and “adjustment” more to baseball. Whe…

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Jan 08

Preview: Hawks take on Clippers to complete Staples Center whirlwind

A significant portion of the Atlanta Hawks fan base will be otherwise engaged on Monday evening. That, of course, comes as a result of the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta, when the Georgia Bulldogs are in action in front …

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Jan 07

Preview: Hawks continue road journey in Los Angeles

The Atlanta Hawks are on a lengthy road trip against Western Conference opponents but, for at least a small part of it, the team will be allowed to stay in one place for multiple nights. On Sunday evening, the Hawks will begin a back-to-back set at Sta…

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Jan 03

Locked on Hawks podcast: Suns recap and more

Happy Wednesday! The Atlanta Hawks began a lengthy road trip on Tuesday in Phoenix and, on cue, we are here to break down all the action. Episode 316 of the Locked on Hawks podcast includes the following topics: Well, that was a collapse! Mike Muscala is back… even if he didn’t play Have a night

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Jan 02

Preview: Hawks open 2018 with trip to Phoenix

The Atlanta Hawks are playing their best basketball of the season and that was on full display at the end of 2017. The team finished the calendar year with three wins in their last four games and, after a brief hiatus, the Hawks are back in action on T…

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Jan 01

Breaking down the Hawks’ 2017-18 SLOB offense

The Atlanta Hawks have added some new wrinkles to their sidelines out of bounds (SLOB) offense since I wrote about their sets in these situations in November 2016. With a new season comes a lot of new personnel and head coach Mike Budenholzer and his s…

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Dec 31

Hawks throttle the Trail Blazers for their third win in four games

Off the heels of a 13-point drubbing in Toronto on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks were right back in action on Saturday, when the Portland Trail Blazers came to town for their annual visit. The Hawks sent Portland away with one of the best halves of t…

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Dec 22

Preview: Hawks venture to Oklahoma City for yearly visit

One week has passed since the Atlanta Hawks ventured away from Philips Arena and it’s time for another trip. The team is in Oklahoma City on Friday evening to take on the Thunder and, if that seems like a tall task, that’s because it is. To be fair, the Thunder have struggled mightily when compared

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Dec 18

Are the Hawks making progess? Part 2

In this two-part series, I’ll be looking at the Atlanta Hawks from a big-picture perspective, diving into each of the team’s key players as well as discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the squad and where the team is in their rebuilding process. This is Part 2—check for Part 1 if you missed

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Dec 18

Preview: Hawks host Miami in search of skid-stopping victory

It was a very quiet weekend for the Atlanta Hawks but that comes to an end with a return to the hardwood on Monday evening. The opponent this time around will be the Miami Heat and, while the Hawks were theoretically relaxing at home, the visitors had …

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Dec 16

Controversial final possession sinks Hawks in Memphis

Two teams desperate for a win fought in a competitive and physical game as the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies matched up on Beale Street Friday night. The visitors entered having just won once of their last five games while the home team had won j…

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Dec 15

Preview: Hawks hit the road to take on flailing Grizzlies

The Detroit Pistons were really struggling prior to Thursday night’s game, as Stan Van Gundy and company had lost seven straight tilts. Of course, the Pistons “got healthy” in a comfortable win over the Atlanta Hawks and, on Friday evening, the Hawks will be aiming to stop the Memphis Grizzlies from

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Dec 15

Locked on Hawks podcast: Pistons recap and more

Good morning! Thursday evening was not kind to the Atlanta Hawks but that won’t stop the Locked on Hawks podcast from weighing in on what transpired. Episode 306 includes the following topics: The first quarter was quite entertaining, including some impressive ball movement from the Hawks John Collins

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