HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hawks @ Cavaliers Game 1 — Things of Note

The Atlanta Hawks dropped Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals (93-104) on the road against the Cleveland Cavaliers, as LeBron James led the way (as he so often does) with 25 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists. Kyrie Irving added another 21 points to Cleveland’s cause. The Hawks still have an opportunity to capture home court advantage when the two teams go at it...
Via Hawks Hoop
11 hours ago

Hawks vs. Cavaliers notes: Tristan Thompson, lineup issues plaguing Atlanta

The Hawks are a mess when Tristan Thompson is on the court. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals was both frustrating and, in a strange way, encouraging for the Atlanta Hawks. On one hand, the team dug itself a seemingly insurmountable hole in the early stages of the contest, scuffling in a similar way to what transpired in last season's playoff match-up against the Cleveland...
Via Peachtree Hoops
16 hours ago

Hawks hang around but can't overcome late surge by Cavaliers in Game 1

The Atlanta Hawks rallied back from an 18 point deficit to take the lead but a late run by the Cavaliers sealed their fate in a 104-93 loss in Game 1. The Atlanta Hawks battled back from an 18-point deficit before faltering down the stretch in a 104-93 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. This game can be viewed a couple of different ways...
Via Peachtree Hoops
20 hours ago

Hawks drop Game 1 to the Cavaliers 104-93 despite 27 points from Dennis Schröder

The comeback was fun to watch, but the Hawks couldn't close. Kent Bazemore got off to a hot start for the Hawks, scoring the team's first eight points, and in a hurry. Unsurprisingly, Bazemore's efforts were matched by Kyrie Irving, who proved to be unfazed by the long time off since their series against the Pistons, where he was equally as impressive on the offensive end. The Hawks...
Via Peachtree Hoops
1 day ago

Kevin Love hurts shoulder after Kent Bazemore lands on it

Kevin Love gave Cleveland Cavaliers fans a scare when he hurt his shoulder after Kent Bazemore landed on it in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of his team’s Eastern Conference semifinals game against the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. Love tried leaning into Bazemore to draw a foul but ended up taking the brunt of some serious contact: Kevin Love a bit shaken up after drawing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Hawks Have A Better Shot At Stopping The Cavs This Time

Until they met up with the Cleveland Cavaliers in last year’s playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks had been enjoying a banner 2014-15 campaign. The team won a franchise-record 60 games during the regular season, and made its way to the conference finals for the first time ever. Then LeBron James and the Cavs dismantled the Hawks in a lopsided series sweep. Now Cleveland is in Atlanta...
Via FiveThirtyEight
1 day ago

WATCH: Hawks' Game Day Crew Running Man Challenge

We're getting ready for Cleveland the only way we know how...with the Running Man Challenge.
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks defend double screen vs. Cavs

Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron has more help as Cavs meet Hawks again in playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year's playoffs. He's got more help now. With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving healthy and well-rested following a first-round sweep of Detroit, James and the Cleveland Cavaliers enter their series against the Hawks as overwhelming favorites to return to the Eastern Conference...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks confident heading into 2nd round rematch with Cavs

BOSTON (AP) The Hawks overcame fifty years of sour playoff memories to get by a hobbled Boston team and into the second round of the NBA playoffs. Their reward is rematch with King James. The Hawks will see a Cleveland team that is rested and maybe even a little hungrier than it was last year when it swept Atlanta out of the Eastern Conference finals despite being at less than...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks block party at TD Garden

We clinched the series over the Celtics in part thanks to a block party we held on their floor in Game 6.
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks overwhelm Celtics, move on to face Cavs in second round

BOSTON — Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 104-92 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each added 15 points for the Hawks, who earned their first playoff series win over Boston since the St. Louis Hawks beat the Celtics in the 1958 Finals...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks vs Boston Celtics: game four preview and prediction

After a game three loss on Friday night, the Atlanta Hawks are looking to bounce back and win game four against Boston tonight in the TD Banknorth Garden. In game three, the Hawks began the game cold and allowed Boston to jump ahead to a wide margin going into halftime. In the third quarter, the Hawks began to mount a comeback and eventually take the lead in the fourth quarter...
Via isportsweb.com
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Hawks' Defensive Approach Has Boston On Its Heels

As the series shifts to Boston with the Celtics down 0-2, it's hard for anyone in green to be optimistic. This series has gone from bad to worse, as a tough Game 1 loss quickly became the loss of two key players and one of the worst performances of the year in Game 2. For a team that has been mostly healthy this season, it seems as if the luck of the Irish is not on their side this...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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