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2013-2014 NBA Season

Heat Comeback Bounces Brooklyn

Johnson scores 34 in losing effort

Why did the Brooklyn Nets succumb to the Miami Heat despite a healthy lead and a 34 point performance from Joe Johnson? Easy because Johnson has yet to learn that he has to generate fouls on opposing defenders when scoring.   continue reading...

Hawks Defend Nest, Bounce Kings

Horford shoots over Cousins

Atlanta outscored Sacramento 39-20 in the final period to defeat the Kings 124-107 and run their home streak to 5-0 in the month of December.   continue reading...and slide show

2012-2013 Season

Melo Drills 40 Pushes Knicks to 10th Win

Melo goes for 40.

Carmelo Anthony cooled off a little the night after broiling the Heat for 50 pts. On the eve of the Final Four, the former 'Cuse star scalded the Hawks for 40 pts and pushed the Knicks to their 10th straight win 95-82.    continue reading...and slide show

Blazers Even Series

Dahntay Jones defends Kobe Bryant.

Visiting Portland exploded for 31 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Hawks 104-93 and even the season series.    continue reading...and slide show

Injury Overshadows Hawks Win

Dahntay Jones defends Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant’s potentially game-tying jumper from the corner with under 4 seconds to play missed it’s mark preserving the Atlanta Hawks 96-92 win over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers at Philips Arena Wednesday night.    continue reading...and slide show

Clips LAC Luster in Loss to Hawks

Zaza Pachulia tightens up the defense on Blake Griffin.

With a bench that reads like a collection of All-Star sixth men, it’s hard to fathom the talent-laden Clippers struggling against a team that has been pieced together in the off-season like the Hawks. Well imagination became reality Saturday night as the streaking Atlanta Hawks hammered the Los Angeles Clippers 104-93    continue reading...and slide show

Hawks Falter as Heat Escapes

Heat slips by Hawks

The Hawks let opportunity after opportunity slip through their fingers allowing the reigning NBA Champions Miami Heat to escape Philips Arena with a 95-89 win.    continue reading...and slide show

Hawks Heat Up Cool Pacers

Kyle Korver lifts Hawks

Kyle Korver knocked down two big three-pointers in the midst of an 18-0 run to help lift the Hawks to an 89-86 win at Philips Arena.    continue reading...and slide show

Harden, Lin Drop 66 in Opener

Lou Williams dribbles against the Mavs defense

“They treating them like mother-expletive all-stars already,” blurted Hawks guard Louis Williams to everyone within earshot during the final minutes of the Hawks season opening 102-109 loss to the visiting Houston Rockets at Philips Arena.    continue reading...and slide show

Hawks Pass Final Home Tune Up Test

Lou Williams dribbles against the Mavs defense

Rookie forward Mike Scott muscled in 17 points to lead all scorers and help the Hawks to a 110-94 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Atlanta’s final preseason game in Philips Arena..   continue reading...and slide show

Lynx Claw Away Dream

Minnesota Lynx huddle up

Minnesota continued its winning streak in Philips Arena with an 84-74 dispatching of the Atlanta Dream Saturday evening.   continue reading...and slide show

Celtics Rekindle Rivalry with Hawks

Jeff Teague leads Hawks over Pistons

Everything the first round Atlanta Hawks - Boston Celtics playoff series should be it isn’t. Atlanta’s stars are young and experienced enough to sweep an aging Boston squad. Swap the ages of the Celtics Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce with the Hawks Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and Jeff Teague and Boston runs away with both of the first two games.   continue reading...and slide show

Hawks Eye Fourth Seed With Win

Jeff Teague leads Hawks over Pistons
A double-double from Jeff Teague’s and 28 points from the bench help the Hawks stave off a fourth quarter charge from the Detroit Pistons. Rodney Stuckey scored 12 of his game high 27 points for the Pistons in the fourth but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks prevailed 101-96.continue reading...and slide show

Johnson, Smith Spoil Woodson's Return

NY Knicks Interim Coach Mike Woodson and Guard Baron Davis
Mike Woodson returned to Philips Arena for the first time as the newly minted Interim head coach of the New York Knicks. Joe Johnson and Josh Smith combined for 51 points to lead the Hawks to a 100-90 victory and give Larry Drew a win over his former boss.continue reading...and slide show

No Rose Just Thorns

Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
Derek Rose missed yet another game with an ailing groin injury but the Chicago Bulls were able to improve their record to 13-5 playing without their leading scorer. Loul Deng picked up the slack leading all scorers with 22 points to pace the Bulls to a 98-77 win over the Hawks in Atlanta.continue reading...and slide show

Jazz Done Over Time

Jazz guard CJ Miles
In a lockout compressed season where four games in a week is the norm, uttering the word overtime can draw harsh looks. Knowing this it shouldn’t have come as a surprise how exasperated both the Hawks and Jazz appeared when the Sunday matinee finally ended after four of them.continue reading...and slide show

Nets Self Destruct

Deron Williams winces after hitting the deck
After leading for three quarters, the struggling Nets imploded defensively losing to the homestanding Hawks 93-84. Hawks forward Josh Smith scored 13 of his 30 points in the paint on an array of dunks, hooks and jumpers.continue reading...and slide show

Celtics Battle Back, Beat Hawks

Ray Allen and Zaza Pachulia exchange words.
Ugly is probably the only way to describe the first half of the Celtics first visit to Philips Arena this season. The two teams combined to score 64 points making only 27 of 78 shots from the field. Each team went to the free throw line 4 times in the first 24 minutes.continue reading...and slide show

Short Wizards Fall to Hawks

Wizards John Wall.
After dropping 4 games during a six game road trip, the Atlanta Hawks returned to the friendly confines of Philips Arena where they boast a 13-6 record. The team du jour was none other than the struggling and short-handed Washington Wizards (10-33).continue reading...and slide show

NBA Trade Talk

Dwight Howard stays in Orlando.
There will be some winners and some really salty fans if the trades orchestrated over the past few days don't pan out. A long time Laker packs his bags and Orlando works a little magic as teams try to improve going into the stretch run to the playoffs. continue reading...and slide show

Hawks Rebound, Dust Magic

Hawks best Magic.
ATLANTA- After three straight losses on the road, Atlanta returned home for some tasty home cooking a 83-78 win over Orlando. Josh Smith dropped 22 points and pulled down 12 boards to lead the Hawks who were without Joe Johnson due to injury. continue reading...and slide show

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