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Atlanta Hawks Dikembe Mutombo Jersey Retirement Ceremony

The Atlanta Hawks officially retired the number of Hall of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo in a ceremony at Philips Arena. “I don’t think I ever thought my jersey would be retired,” Mutombo told reporters after his jersey was hung from the arena rafters in a halftime ceremony of the Hawks’ 121-97 win over the Boston Celtics. “My name will stay forever.” Recognized on the...
Via Hooped Up
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

No-no-no more No. 55 in Atlanta -- Hawks retire Mutombo's No.

Dikembe Mutombo got one more chance to use his famed finger wag on Tuesday night ... to point to his jersey which now hangs in the Philips Arena rafters. David Goldman AP PhotoATLANTAThe Atlanta Hawks retired Dikembe Mutombo's No. 55 jersey Tuesday night to honor the longtime shot blocker's Hall of Fame enshrinement.Mutombo signed as a free agent in 1996 to make Atlanta the second...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics lose second straight game, fall 121-97 to Atlanta Hawks

After getting off to a slow start, the Boston Celtics were not able to come back against the hot-shooting Atlanta Hawks, falling 121-97 on Tuesday night. The Hawks shot 56.3 percent for the game and had an answer for every run from the C's. They used a 20-6 run to start the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.After closing the gap with a few runs sparked by their defense...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Hawks and WWE join forces for cool Survivor Series shirt

This Hawks T-shirt is something to yell about. APAtlanta is Hawks country, of course, but it's also a city that appreciates its wrestling. And while the Hawks were coming up short on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, WWE was in town this weekend for its annual Survivor Series pay-per-view.It's a big date on the wrestling calendar, and that's something the Hawks recognized...
Via Fox Sports
2 days 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
3 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...
3 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
5 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
6 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
6 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thabo Sefolosha speaks on the Paris, France Terrorism Attacks with CLNS Radio

Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha spoke with CLNS Radio about the Paris Terrorist attacks and the religious and ethnic tensions in France.
Via CLNS Radio
11 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...
11 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...
12 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
12 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
14 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
15 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Korver, Sefolosha being eased into Hawks' busy start to season

ATLANTA — Following offseason surgery rehabs for two of the Atlanta Hawks' most prominent wing players, Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha have been eased back in to the team's rotation in the early stages of the season. Both players saw time in the season-opening loss to Detroit, but Sefolosha did experience some tightness in his ankle after the game. In the season's first back-to...
Via Fox Sports South
25 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

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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