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Hawks vs Celtics Game 6 preview: Atlanta looks to close things out in Boston

The Atlanta Hawks return to Boston and look to close things out against the Celtics in Game 6 The Atlanta Hawks look to close things out on Thursday in Boston when they face the Celtics in Game 6 of their best of seven series. After two straight road defeats in Games 3 & 4, the Hawks flipped the script in Game 5 with a 110-83 blowout win. Now they will look to exorcise some demons...
Via Peachtree Hoops
13 hours ago

The Atlanta Hawks' mascot put on a Prince costume and sang 'Purple Rain'

The Atlanta Hawks steamrolled the Celtics in the second and third quarters Tuesday night and went on to win Game 5 of the series, and a mid-game 80-39 run may or may have not been sparked by a fantastic [beak-syncing?] tribute to Prince.
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kyle Korver on the home crowd, passing the ball and Harry the Hawk.

Kyle Korver posted an impressive defensive game, including a notable hustle play on the floor versus Celtics' Amir Johnson, to finish with five steals. He also knocked down 3/6 threes, 5/8 overall from the field, scoring 13 points. Here, Korver explains the first quarter struggles and how the Hawks' 30 assists (and a Prince tribute from Harry the Hawk) attributed to a win.
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

WATCH: Kent Bazemore's 9 Points in 87 Seconds Puts Hawks Up For Good

Kent Bazemore hit 3 threes in a span of 1:27 before halftime to stretch our lead to 10 in Game 5, and we never looked back after that.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With big turnaround, Hawks beat Celtics 110-83 for 3-2 lead

ATLANTA (AP) Kent Bazemore sparked a stunning turnaround with three straight 3-pointers in the second quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks reclaimed the upper hand in their playoff series against the Boston Celtics with a 110-83 rout Tuesday night. The Hawks are up 3-2 in the series and positioned to close it out Thursday in Boston. If Game 7 is needed, it would be Saturday in Atlanta...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics vs. Hawks Game 5 preview: Atlanta returns home for virtual must-win

The Hawks need to win on Tuesday. It's that simple. The Atlanta Hawks don't have to win Game 5 in order to move on to the next round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs, but they certainly should plan to do so. Mike Budenholzer's team dropped both contests in Boston in highly frustrating fashion, and even as there were some positives to take away from Games 3 and 4, this is a results-driven...
Via Peachtree Hoops
2 days ago

Hawks-Celtics is a fun series, but Mike Budenholzer needs to win it

The loser of the Boston Celtics-Atlanta Hawks first-round series was always going to face an unpleasant offseason, but Mike Budenholzer is now in a position where failure could sting even more than previously imagined. Playoff series acquire a given appearance on paper, but as soon as Game 1 unfolds, the context can — and often does — shift. The most relevant shift in Celtics...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Millsap's 45 Points Cut Down To 45 Seconds

Paul Millsap had a playoff career-best 45 points against the Celtics in Game 4 on Sunday. Watch every basket in 45 seconds.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA fines Marcus Smart $5000 for violation of its "flopping" rule

When Celtics guard Marcus Smart flung himself wildly into the basket support during Friday’s Game 3 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, as it turns out, he might as well have just landed on his wallet. The NBA announced a $5000 fine for Smart on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-flopping rules, per Marc J. Spears of ESPN. Boston’s Marcus Smart fined $5,000 for violating...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Marcus Smart had a flop for the ages in Game 3 vs Hawks

Marcus Smart has long been known for flopping. So much so that opposing college fan bases used to collectively flop to mock him when he played at Oklahoma State: Now, Smart’s taking his flopping to new levels, at the highest of basketball levels: The NBA Playoffs. In the fourth quarter of Celtics-Hawks Game 3 on Friday night at TD Garden, Smart barely made contact with Atlanta’s...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart flops ridiculously in win over Hawks

The Boston Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks in game three on Friday night to pull to within 2-1 in the series. Throughout the game the Celtics played with a lot of heart and effort but this flop by Smart is ridiculous….. Either Kyle Korver has superhuman strength or Marcus Smart just enjoys trying to injure himself.
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

This Marcus Smart flop belongs in the flop Hall of Fame

Marcus Smart delivered a flop for the ages during the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 3 of their playoff series on Friday. Perhaps trying to draw a foul, Smart went all out with his acting effort: That was probably our favorite flop since this one by Jerome Simpson.
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

An effort to explain Marcus Smart's egregious, shameless flop against Atlanta

Marcus Smart has a reputation for flopping, but he outdid himself Friday night in the Celtics' Game 3 win over the Hawks in Boston. With the Celtics up six with 4:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, Smart ran down the baseline to attempt to rebound a Jae Crowder 3-pointer. Crowder's shot missed, and Smart was boxed out by Atlanta's Kyle Korver, who, despite being little more than...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Schroder still questionable for Hawks with ankle injury

ATLANTA (AP) Hawks guard Dennis Schroder did not practice Thursday because of an injured left ankle and remains questionable for Game 3 of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics. Schroder was hurt in the closing minutes of Tuesday's 89-72 victory over the Celtics, which gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. X-rays were negative, and Schroder accompanied the...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks G Dennis Schroder nursing injured left ankle

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks are hopeful that backup point guard Dennis Schroder will be able to play in Game 3 against Boston after injuring his left ankle. Schroder was hurt in the closing minutes of Tuesday night's 89-72 victory over the Celtics, which gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. X-rays were negative, and Schroder has a couple of days to recover...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Atlanta Hawks mascot crushed his nuts after failing jump

Being an NBA mascot can be tough. Atlanta Hawks mascot Harry the Hawk was trying to do his job, and entertain some fans during Tuesday’s Game 2 matchup against the Boston Celtics. As the play was going on behind him, Harry thought it would be a good idea to attempt to jump a barricade. He wobbled his way to the gap and jumped. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as planned. Harry didn’t...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sefolosha, Korver discuss Game 2 victory over Celtics

Guards Thabo Sefolosha and Kyle Korver took to the podium to talk about our 89-72 victory over Boston in Game 2 Tuesday night.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What does winning Game 2 mean for the Atlanta Hawks going forward

On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Hawks held serve at home defeating the Boston Celtics 89-72. It was an important game for both teams. Throughout the game, the Hawks proved why they were one of the top defensive teams in the NBA this season. After the first quarter, the Celtics had only scored 7 points, which was the fewest points in a NBA postseason quarter ever. That shows how dominant...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks mascot obviously not wearing a cup after this hilarious landing

Everything went the Atlanta Hawks way Tuesday ... or so it appeared. The Hawks rolled past the Celtics 89-72 to take a 2-0 series lead.So all is right in Atlanta, right?Not if you ask the team's mascot Harry The Hawk, who thought he would make a smooth landing after leaping from one row to the other.Uh, not so much.Wonder if Harry will be on the injury report.
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jeff Teague hits Al Horford for alley-oop

The Atlanta Hawks got out to a quick start on the Boston Celtics in game two of their series which included this alley-oop from Jeff Teague to Al Horford…. Teague to Horford for alley-oop https://t.co/r2nj1xZSaK — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) April 19, 2016 The post Watch: Jeff Teague hits Al Horford for alley-oop appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three question playoff preview: Hawks vs. Celtics

The NBA's (totally awesome) second season is finally upon us. Now that the 16 postseason teams are officially set, we have a chance to further examine the craziness that sure to lie ahead. In our playoff preview series, we will take a look at some of the more intriguing questions surrounding these first round matchups. Atlanta Hawks (4) vs Boston Celtics (5) 1. Who will win the...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap Is (Still) The Most Underrated Star In The Game

The concept of someone being "so underrated that (he or she) is overrated" has become common in today's media landscape. Social media reactions and "reactions to reactions" have made it nearly impossible for any public person to remain properly valued. The pendulum of public opinion can swing from underrated to overrated in nearly an instant, the result of a viral article or a trending...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha files civil suit against New York City police over arrest & injury

Thabo Sefolosha brought civil charges against five New York City police officers and the city Wednesday, almost one year to the day after the Atlanta Hawks forward suffered a broken leg during a nightclub incident with police. The suit alleges false arrest, excessive force, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment, and has a potential cap of $50 million in damages. The incident...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pero Antic, Thabo Sefolosha to file lawsuits against NYPD

Former Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic has filed a civil suit against the New York Police Department stemming from an incident last April, with Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha reportedly to follow. According to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz, Antic filed claims of false arrest, unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, negligence, civil rights violations and malicious prosecution. Sefolosha...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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