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Fear The Sword May 20, 2015

NBA Playoffs 2015: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Game 1 game thread

Here we go The Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs made it. You made it. We made it. Let's have some fun. 2014/2015 NBA Playoffs (0-0) vs (0-0) May 20, 2015 Philips Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia 8:30 PM ET TNT Probable Starters Jeff Teague PG Kyrie Irving Kyle Korver SG Iman Shumpert DeMarre Carroll SF LeBron James Paul Millsap PF Tristan Thompson Al Horford C Timofey Mozgov Key Reserves Dennis Schroder James Jones Kent Bazemore J.R. Smith Mike Scott Matthew Dellavedova
Bullets Forever May 15, 2015

Top 5 Wizards and Mystics stories for the week of May 10, 2015

What's been happening around D.C. professional basketball? Let's take a quick peek. One team's season is on the verge of ending, but I'm not counting on it ending tonight. Meanwhile, another team's season is about to begin. 1. The Wizards are on the brink of elimination, but they still can win this series! The Wizards trail the Hawks, 3-2 in the Eastern Conference semifinals. After missing over a week due to a fractured left hand and wrist, John Wall still came out balling. Unfortunately, they lost on a last second Al Horford put back shot on Wednesday for Game 5. Game 6 is tonight at...
Washington Post May 14, 2015

Wizards have Paul Pierce’s bravado, but now must match Al Horford’s grit

The first four game-winning baskets of the NBA postseason featured a mastery of arc and trajectory (Chris Paul), geometric angles and gracious backboards (Derrick Rose and Paul Pierce) and overriding a coach’s questionable play call by making everyone else get out of the way (LeBron James). But what Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford did to put the Washington Wizards on the brink of elimination for Friday’s Game 6 in this best-of-seven series wasn’t about grace, luck or skill; it was about will. Read full article >>
Washington Post May 14, 2015

Wiz Insider: Who’s to blame for Al Horford’s winning putback in Game 5?

The dagger was swift, 6.4 seconds of action that spiraled the Washington Wizards from elation after Paul Pierce drained a go-ahead three-pointer on the previous play to frustration as Al Horford swooped in for a putback, snatching a Game 5 victory from Washington’s clutches.Read full article >>
Peachtree Hoops May 14, 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: Al Horford, Hawks find a way in Game 5

Al Horford answered the call for the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 as his putback with one second remaining was the difference in an 82-81 win. In an ugly, slugfest of a playoff game it came down to a single possession for the Atlanta Hawks and Al Horford delivered in a big way. Horford's putback with one second remaining gave the Hawks an 82-81 win in Game 5 over the Washington Wizards and a 3-2 lead in the series heading to Game 6. The play came moments after Paul Pierce hit what looked like yet another game winner for Washington. "The last play was an opportunity to get to the paint, get to...
Washington Post May 13, 2015

John Wall plays, but Wizards fall to Hawks on Al Horford putback

ATLANTA — John Wall emerged from the visiting locker room at 6:49 p.m. on Wednesday, attracting a television cameraman the instant he stepped out for his walk through Philips Arena’s bowels. A minute later, he was using his left hand and wrist, fractured in five places, to dribble and shoot as a group of observers encircled half the hardwood to document the warmup session.Read full article >>
Peachtree Hoops May 13, 2015

Hawks vs Wizards Game 5 final score: Atlanta survives, claims 3-2 lead with 82-81 win

The Hawks have a 3-2 lead. That is all. The Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't always well-constructed, but again, the Atlanta Hawks have a 3-2 lead. It took every bit of 48 minutes, but Al Horford put the team over the top with a lay-up in the waning seconds, and Atlanta snuck past Washington by a final score of 82-81 in Game 5. Despite the perception of a "boost" from the return of John Wall, the early returns were strong for the Hawks. Washington scored the first four points of the game, but Atlanta countered with a 10-2 run to claim the lead. That early push...
Bullets Forever May 3, 2015

NBA Playoffs 2015: Wizards vs. Hawks series predictions

Our staff weighs in on which team they expect to come out on top in the second round series between the Wizards and Hawks. Another series, another set of predictions. Once again, we had our staff make their predictions on who would come out on top in the Wizards vs. Hawks series and we'll be going from least optimistic to most optimistic. Jake Whitacre (from the SB Nation NBA preview): There's a lot of reasons to like the Wizards in this series. They're playing their best basketball of the season, Al Horford and Paul Millsap are playing through injuries, and John Wall will be the best...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 30, 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: Atlanta Hawks ride starters to Game 5 win over Brooklyn Nets

The Atlanta Hawks got big performances from DeMarre Carroll and Al Horford in a 107-97 win in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. The Atlanta Hawks took back control of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets with a 107-97 win in Game 5 at Philips Arena. The Hawks jumped out to an early lead but once again watched the Nets make a charge in the fourth quarter. However, this time it was Al Horford and Jeff Teague that had the final answer coming down the stretch. "The thing that stands out to me is the competitive nature of the group...
Canis Hoopus Apr 29, 2015

NBA Playoffs: Nets-Hawks, Blazers-Grizzlies

Two games tonight in the NBA playoffs. Nets at Hawks6:00 pm CDTTNT This series has become much closer than I expected, though still not particularly entertaining. After two hard fought wins in Atlanta, the Hawks dropped the next two in Brooklyn, and now the #1 seed is under heavy pressure to get game five back home in Atlanta. Deron Williams, who looked like he had a fork in his back through much of the series exploded for 35 points in game four, Brook Lopez is consistently doing damage inside, and both Paul Millsap and Al Horford are under 43% from the field so far. The Hawks really need...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 25, 2015

Hawks vs Nets Game 3 final score: Offense falls apart as Atlanta falls to Brooklyn, 91-83

The Atlanta Hawks couldn't generate any semblance of quality offense in Game 3. That ineptness resulted in a 91-83 loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The Atlanta Hawks did not play their best basketball in either of the first two games against the Brooklyn Nets. Little did we know that the worst game of the series was yet to come in Game 3, as the Hawks struggled to a comical point offensively on the way to a 91-83 defeat that ended any notion of a sweep. In simple terms, the first quarter was one of the ugliest of the season for the Hawks. Al Horford opened the scoring with a basket, but...

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