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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...

Al Horford: “I’m playing”

There was some question if Al Horford would be available for the Hawks in Game 2, but the All-Star big man said he’s playing in Wednesday’s Game 2 after suffering a dislocated right pinky finger in Game 1. It’s not …
NetsDaily Apr 21, 2015

Al Horford will play in Game 2 vs. the Nets

Late in Sunday's Game 1 matchup between the Hawks and the Nets, Al Horford dislocated his pinky finger, left the game momentarily, and returned. However, he was uncertain on Monday as to whether or not he'd play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Nets. Now, though, there's a bit of certainty that he will play. Al Horford said he practiced and feels fine. Will still have finger taped but left no doubt he will play in Game 2. #ATLHawks — Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) April 21, 2015 Horford played 34 minutes and scored 10 points with 10 rebounds. Of course, having the former All-Star...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 21, 2015

2015 NBA Playoffs: Al Horford to play in Game 2 despite finger injury

Al Horford will play in Game 2 amid concerns about his injured finger. Breathe deeply, Hawks fans. Al Horford, who suffered a dislocated pinky finger during the course of a Game 1 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, indicated on Tuesday afternoon that he will play in Wednesday's Game 2. No worries for Hawks fans. Al Horford said his finger is fine and he is playing in Game 2 vs Nets. — Sekou Smith (@SekouSmithNBA) April 21, 2015 It is no surprise that Horford will play through the discomfort in a playoff setting, but the All-Star center was open about the fact that the injury bothered him...
NetsDaily Apr 20, 2015

Al Horford is not ready to commit to playing in Wednesday's Game 2 vs. the Nets

Late in Sunday's Game 1 matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, center Al Horford dislocated his pinky, causing him to exit the game and head to the locker room. His stint with the trainer was brief, but the injury seems to be more serious than initially thought. Regarding whether he'll play in Game 2 on Wednesday, Al Horford says "there's still some question about it." — Kevin Arnovitz (@kevinarnovitz) April 20, 2015 Al Horford says there's "still some question" about his availability for G2 Wednesday against the Nets. Treated all night, not much sleep. — David Aldridge...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 20, 2015

Al Horford admits that finger injury bothered him down the stretch

Al Horford admitted that the finger injury he suffered during the fourth quarter of Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets was painful and bothered him for the remainder of the game. Al Horford left Sunday's Game 1 early in the fourth quarter due to a dislocated pinky finger. He suffered the injury while battling for a rebound with Brooklyn's Brook Lopez. Horford was quickly met by head trainer Wally Blase and then quickly ushered to the back. Horford eventually returned to the game but with the pinky on his shooting hand heavily taped. He went scoreless for the remainder of the game and...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 19, 2015

Al Horford injury: Hawks' center leaves game with a dislocated finger (Updated)

Al Horford left the game early in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a dislocated finger. The injuries continue to pile up for the Atlanta Hawks. Al Horford left Sunday's Game 1 early in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a dislocated finger. Horford suffered the injury while battling for a rebound with Brooklyn center Brook Lopez. He immediately headed to the bench area and was then ushered to the back by trainer Wally Blase. Atlanta is leading the Nets early in the fourth quarter but will miss Horford's contributions if he is unable to return to the game. Horford had...

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