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Preview: Hawks look to rebound in Miami

Preview: Hawks look to rebound in Miami

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks (14-19) will take on the Miami Heat (16-17) for the first time this season Sunday evening. Fresh off of a disappointing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Friday night, the Hawks will look to get that bad taste out of their mouths in South Beach. Miami seems to be trending in the right direction, winning seven of their last ten (five straight) with wins over the Jazz, Lakers and Raptors during that span. The Heat are 9-7 at home this season, while the Hawks are 6-10 on the road. Atlanta is now losers of seven of their last...
21 hours ago
Defensive correction comes too late for Hawks in road loss to Thunder

Defensive correction comes too late for Hawks in road loss to Thunder

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports These are the kind of games that make it hard on a fan base to be patient. Coming off of the team’s best win a in good while on Wednesday over the Boston Celtics, the Atlanta Hawks appeared primed to continue a modest bounce-back after winning three of their last five games following a string of seven losses in eight games. The opponent, the Oklahoma City Thunder, came in with the least efficient offense in the league. And absent former Hawks center Al Horford, the Thunder were lacking a big man that seemed like a decent matchup with...
Feb 26, 2021
Hawks begin road trip with 118-109 loss in Oklahoma City

Hawks begin road trip with 118-109 loss in Oklahoma City

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks had an odd stretch this week, losing in memorable fashion to the Cleveland Cavaliers but following that disappointment with a dominant win over the Boston Celtics just 24 hours later. After a day for rest and travel on Thursday, the Hawks returned to the floor on Friday evening in Oklahoma City, and Atlanta struggled to generate stops in a 118-109 loss. The start was fairly positive for the Hawks, with Clint Capela scoring the first six points and Trae Young knocking down an early three-pointer to give Atlanta a 9-3...
Feb 26, 2021
Game Thread 2/26/21: Hawks at Thunder

Game Thread 2/26/21: Hawks at Thunder

Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.
Feb 26, 2021
Preview: Hawks travel to OKC to kick off final road trip before break

Preview: Hawks travel to OKC to kick off final road trip before break

Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Atlanta Hawks (14-18) travel west for a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-19) Friday evening, fresh off an energizing win over the Boston Celtics. Danilo Gallinari, who spent last season with Oklahoma City, set a franchise record with ten made three-pointers in the game. Atlanta also set a team-record for triples, knocking down 23 threes vs. the Celtics Wednesday evening. Trae Young also had an outstanding game, scoring 33 points on 12-of-23 shooting to go along with seven assists. The Thunder come in losers of seven out of...
Feb 25, 2021
Hawks enjoy history-making night behind Gallinari’s arrival

Hawks enjoy history-making night behind Gallinari’s arrival

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via A much needed win, and quite a way to get it After a horrific loss in Cleveland on Tuesday night, the Atlanta Hawks bounced back to pick up a sorely needed victory against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at State Farm Arena, 127-112. Danilo Gallinari exploded for 38 points and a franchise-record 10 three-pointers, while Trae Young added 33 points as the Hawks clinched the season-series 2-1. For the Celtics — without Kemba Walker on the second night of a back-to-back — All-Star Jaylen Brown led the way with 17 points. Former...
Feb 25, 2021
ATL and 29: An eventful Tuesday and Wednesday

ATL and 29: An eventful Tuesday and Wednesday

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ After the Hawks split a back-to-back against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics, Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com joined forces with Glen Willis of Peachtree Hoops for a new episode of the ATL and 29 podcast. Topics include the following: A weird week for Danilo Gallinari, including a complete explosion on Wednesday Trae Young’s All-Star snub Tony Snell’s place in the rotation’s pecking order The Cleveland dunk Much, much more ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a number of...
Feb 24, 2021
Danilo Gallinari’s record night leads Hawks to 127-112 win over Celtics

Danilo Gallinari’s record night leads Hawks to 127-112 win over Celtics

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Following a highly disappointing one-point loss in Cleveland on Tuesday, the Atlanta Hawks returned to State Farm Arena for the third matchup against the Boston Celtics in the span of eight days. After splitting the first two meetings, the Hawks exploded in a 127-112 home victory, with Danilo Gallinari putting together a night for the ages. Though there was some doubt about whether he would play after missing the second half on Tuesday with a concussion evaluation, John Collins wasted no time making an impact. He scored seven quick points and, in...
Feb 24, 2021
Game Thread 2/24/21: Hawks vs. Celtics

Game Thread 2/24/21: Hawks vs. Celtics

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday at State Farm Arena. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter Tony Snell John Collins Clint Capela Injury report John Collins (concussion evaluation) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.
Feb 24, 2021
Hawks schedule released for ‘Second Half’ of 2020-21 season

Hawks schedule released for ‘Second Half’ of 2020-21 season

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Nearly three months after the NBA announced the “first half” schedule for all 30 teams, the “second half” schedule was still a mystery. In fact, the league waited almost as long as possible to reveal its plans for after the All-Star break, in part due to extensive postponements for several teams. Finally, however, the NBA released the breakdown of the final 36 games for the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Atlanta will wrap up the first half on Wednesday, March 3 in Orlando. From there, the All-Star break arrives, including the All-Star...
Feb 24, 2021
Preview: Hawks host Celtics in rubber match

Preview: Hawks host Celtics in rubber match

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Atlanta Hawks suffered a brutal loss on Tuesday evening, yielding to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the final seconds. While that result looms, the Hawks have little time to press the reset button, as the team returns home to Atlanta to host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday evening. This is the third meeting in eight days between the Hawks and the Celtics, with the two teams splitting a pair of matchups in Boston. Atlanta won the first tilt and, after digging a massive hole in the follow-up, the Hawks played well in the second half to threaten the...
Feb 24, 2021
Hawks let down by execution in loss to Cavaliers

Hawks let down by execution in loss to Cavaliers

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports A horrid end to the game and a horrid result The Atlanta Hawks were unable to chain a second consecutive victory on Tuesday night, falling short on the road to the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-111. Trae Young scored 28 points and dished out 12 assists while Kevin Huerter scored 22 points, hitting four three-pointers. For the Cavaliers, Collin Sexton scored 29 points despite his foul trouble in the second half. Darius Garland added 17 points. Whoo boy, where to begin because this was a wild game. The Hawks were decent favorites heading into last...
Feb 23, 2021
Heartbreak: Hawks blow late lead to Cavaliers, 112-111

Heartbreak: Hawks blow late lead to Cavaliers, 112-111

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports An unfortunate sequence of events. The Atlanta Hawks visited the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday evening, in what was about as close to a “must-win” game as possible at this point in the season for the Hawks, as their schedule gets significantly more difficult following this game. It’s no exaggeration to say that coming into this game, the Cavaliers were playing bad basketball, sitting on a 10-game losing streak. The Hawks were looking to secure a win as they head into the toughest part of their schedule. The Hawks lost the first matchup...
Feb 23, 2021
Trae Young snubbed from 2021 NBA All-Star roster

Trae Young snubbed from 2021 NBA All-Star roster

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via In the midst of a breakout campaign, Trae Young was selected as a starter for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, and he was quite busy during All-Star Weekend, participating in the Rising Stars Challenge and Three-Point Contest before putting up a double-double in Sunday’s main event. On Tuesday, however, word broke from Shams Charania of The Athletic that Young was not included when the NBA revealed its selections for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, leaving the Hawks without a representative in the league’s showcase event. Sources: 2021 NBA...
Feb 23, 2021
Game Thread 2/23/21: Hawks at Cavaliers

Game Thread 2/23/21: Hawks at Cavaliers

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday evening. GAME PREVIEW Starting Lineup Trae Young Kevin Huerter TBD John Collins Clint Capela Injury report Rajon Rondo (low back pain) is available to play. Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness) is out. Bogdan Bogdanovic (avulsion fracture, right knee) is out. Kris Dunn (right ankle surgery) is out. De’Andre Hunter (right knee surgery) is out. Join us and (please) be cordial to one another in the comments below.