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Hawks' win over Thunder ties regular season single-game ratings record

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks win against Oklahoma City on Friday, Jan. 23 generated a 4.5 HH rating in the Atlanta DMA on SportSouth, tying the highest-rated Hawks regular season game (vs. Boston on Jan. 29, 2010) ever on the network. SportSouth is the exclusive regional television home of the team. Through 42 games, the Hawks television ratings in the Atlanta DMA are up 54 percent...
Via Fox Sports South
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Horford is the Atlanta Hawks’ mid-season MVP

Al Horford has been injury-prone over the past couple of seasons, but he has been on the court and a huge presence for the Atlanta Hawks this season. The Hawks are currently sporting a 36-8 record, which is good for first place in the Eastern Conference. It is so hard to pick out a mid-season MVP for the Hawks with how balanced they have been this year, but Horford is the pick...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Contender Or Pretender?

(December 25, 2013 – Source: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Many of you just read an article I wrote 2 weeks ago titled “Atlanta Hawks: Why They Won’t Win Jack” and let me say the opinion piece wasn’t exactly taken well by Hawks fan. ESPN.com used it in one of their article and I got dozens of emails, tweets and...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Court Vision: Hawks take down Thunder for franchise-record 15th straight win

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to a franchise-record 15th straight game in a 103-93 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Here are three observations from the game: THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Defense helps Hawks hit franchise-high win streak When the doors opened for the Hawks' open locker room and the media contingent filed in, one after another...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebounding and lack of a star player will doom the Atlanta Hawks in the playoffs

The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the most impressive teams in the NBA this season. The Hawks are 35-8, which is the best record in the Eastern Conference at this time. The Hawks are also on a 14 game win streak, which puts the team in a tie with the 1993-94 team for the franchise record. Head coach Mike Budenholzer will undoubtedly be the coach of the year if his team keeps...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks' bench potent compliment behind defense, mindset

ATLANTA -- Naturally, it's the Hawks offensive approach that draws the most comparisons to the Spurs, where coach Mike Budenholzer studied for 19 years. As LeBron James said a month ago, Atlanta's sets are "identical" to those of Greg Popovich. But as the Pacers' Frank Vogel sees it, the influence of the San Antonio system goes even deeper. "Pop was the first one, really, to understand...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Predictions For 2015 NBA Eastern Conference All Star Reserves

With the All Star starters announced, I decided to give my predictions on who the coaches should vote in as the Eastern conference All Star reserves. Jeff Teague Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks The Atlanta Hawks are by far the best team in the Eastern conference with a 35-8 record and deserve to be represented big time. The strength of the Hawks are their ability to pass the ball...
Via Basketball Bicker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

At age 33, Kyle Korver proves he's a legitimate NBA starter

ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket. Turns out, he was so much more. At age 33, Korver has emerged as one of the key players on the NBA's most surprising team, helping propel the Atlanta Hawks to the best record in the Eastern Conference (35-8) just...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwks Twitter Account Is Off The Chain

The Atlanta Hawks' Twitter account is head over heels for the team's win streak, which only makes the franchise's season that much better.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Atlanta Hawks legit title contenders?

ATLANTA, Ga. — Go back 11 years ago, to the days where a forgotten superstar team was built. I’m talking about the 2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers. There was already Shaq and Kobe who were coming off a disappointing 2003 season after 3-peating and owning the league. But the huge LA market couldn’t stand being down in the dumps for more than a year, so they went out and got Gary...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Employ Choir To Help Introduce Starting Lineups

The Atlanta Hawks found a pretty cool way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day yesterday – utilizing a full choir to help introduce the starting lineups prior to their game against the Detroit Pistons. You can check out video of the introductions above and come to the realization that more teams should use this Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks: Is their rebounding a real concern?

In their 93-82 win over the Detroit Pistons Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks were outrebounded 61-42. Forward Greg Monroe led the way for the Pistons with 20 total rebounds (six offensive) and center Andre Drummond finished with 18 boards, including 11 in the first quarter alone. Yet the Hawks still won the game by double digits, and have won 13 straight and 27 of 29 despite...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks win 13th in row; Scott, Millsap each get 20 vs Pistons

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th straight game, one shy of tying the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points Monday in a 93-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons. The Hawks haven't lost since Dec. 26 against Milwaukee. Scott, a backup, had eight points in the fourth quarter. Al Horford added 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds. The Pistons...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks Win Again, Top Chicago Bulls in East Showdown

The Atlanta Hawks win their 12th straight game and 26th of last 28 games in Chicago vs. the Bulls. The Atlanta Hawks win their 12th straight game tonight as they defeated fellow Eastern conference contender Chicago Bulls. The Hawks went into Chicago and defeated the Bulls 107-99 led by strong performances from Al Horford and Kyle Korver. Korver had 24 points on 7 of 10 shooting...
Via Basketball Bicker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks seek redemption in Toronto

Though the Toronto Raptors are four and a half games behind the first-place Atlanta Hawks and are third in the Eastern Conference standings, they are 2-0 against the Hawks this season and recently activated injured star guard DeMar DeRozan, who had missed the previous 21 games with a torn groin tendon suffered in a November 28 home loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors were...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Cavs coach David Blatt about to get fired?

Things have not gone well for the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers — this is not news. But the continued escalation of their visible, nearly...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tonight's game is very winnable: Kyle Korver and Al Horford will not dress for the Hawks

Tonight's game against the Hawks just became much more winnable for the Celtics as Marc D'Amico announced: Kyle Korver and Al Horford will not dress for the Atlanta. Al Horford and Kyle Korver will not dress tonight for the Hawks.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) January 14, 2015Boston already matches up very well with the Hawks, the best team in the East, as evidenced by the Celts...
Via Celtics Life
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Teague's new name is what?!

Firsto Lasto. #NBABallot pic.twitter.com/BGa9cEwr5w — John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) January 11, 2015   The Atlanta Hawks… the HAWKS!!!… have the best record in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.  And much of it has to do with the All-Star caliber play of point guard Firsto Lasto.  I thought something seemed different about Jeff Teague this year… The post (SCREENGRAB...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Hank Aaron is trying to buy the Atlanta Hawks

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron is interested in buying the Atlanta Hawks as part of a group bidding on them. The Hawks just went on sale this past week and should sell for a pretty penny. Aaron was the homerun king for 33 years after his retirement (thanks a lot, Barry Bonds) and is trying to team up with a group of potential owners led by Memphis Grizzlies minority owner...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Atlanta Hawks the 'Spurs East'?

At the end of last season, the Atlanta Hawks were in what long-term-minded fans might consider the very worst position in the league: after finishing 38–44, they were bounced in the first round as the East’s sub-.500 eight seed. An NBA team is typically both too far away from contending for a title, yet also too far away from committing to a proper rebuild that could pay real...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks are for real

One of the biggest surprises of the NBA season is the outstanding play we’ve seen from the 27-8 Atlanta Hawks. Georgia’s basketball...
Via Athlon Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

We’ve finally learned more about the Hawks’ “Swipe Right” night

At this point, you’ve probably seen the fact that Tinder is sponsoring an Atlanta Hawks game on Wednesday, January 7th. Well, in case you were looking for more details, NBA.com has them: “Hawks games have always been a great place to meet fun and vibrant people and we think ‘Swipe Right Night’ will take that to a whole new level,” said Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “We were...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Check out Bill Simmons assisting NBA in latest scheme

I shouldn’t even dedicate words to this, but as a loyal Seattle Supersonics fan, it’s my duty to address any and all “rumors” regarding a team coming back to the Emerald City. I put “rumors” in quotes because the latest hardly counts as one, but it did come from Bill Simmons, who was spot-on with Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tinder is sponsoring an Atlanta Hawks game

Well, that’s one way to meet people! On Wednesday night, the Atlanta Hawks are hosting a Swipe Right Night, sponsored by Tinder. That’s…interesting. Like, are you supposed to just go and hope you meet someone at the game? Sit in your seat and swipe right until you find someone to meet you for a beer in the concourse? I am not familiar with the Hawks’ arena so I am not sure...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks hosting night sponsored by Tinder

2015 is getting off to a weird start for the Atlanta Hawks as they are not only atop the Eastern Conference standings, but are also set to host “Swipe Right Night.” It’s an event that’s associated with the dating app “Tinder” people use to get matched up with potential dates and mates. Details on the event are scarce and it would seem the only way to find out what’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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