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Hawks unable to overcome shooting woes in road loss to Cavaliers

Hawks unable to overcome shooting woes in road loss to Cavaliers

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Coming off of an impressive win over the Dallas Mavericks in the season opener on Thursday night, the Atlanta Hawks were looking to notch another win in Cleveland on Saturday evening. The expectations for the Cavaliers aren’t very high this year, but they deploy a mostly young team that consistently plays hard and has to be taken seriously in any contest. The Hawks got off to a fine a start, but early foul trouble on the part of John Collins and Bogdan Bogdanovic threw the Hawks rotation into unplanned territory which seemed to...
21 hours ago
Atlanta Hawks fall flat against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-95

Atlanta Hawks fall flat against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 101-95

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports For the second game in a row, the Hawks were without the services of Danilo Gallinari along with Onyeka Okongwu, leaving Atlanta thin in their big man corps. But the Hawks were looking to build off a strong start and grab a win in their first road contest of the season. Conversely, the Cavaliers were missing guard Darius Garland. Ricky Rubio took his spot in the starting lineup alongside Collin Sexton and three other 7-footers in a unique lineup strategy from Cleveland. It was a mildly ragged affair from the jump, with neither side seizing...
Oct 23, 2021
Roundtable: Takeaways from a blowout win over the Mavericks and a question about the new guys

Roundtable: Takeaways from a blowout win over the Mavericks and a question about the new guys

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks have kicked off a new season, and our staff has a few takeaways from how the Hawks looked on opening night. There are still some questions, obviously, in terms of exactly how the rotation is going to play out for the Hawks this season, so we answer a question about some of Atlanta’s new depth with an eye on how it impacts the lineups. What was your biggest takeaway from the Hawks season opening win vs. the Dallas Mavericks? Zach Hood: The defensive performance was too good to ignore. The Mavs would obviously...
Oct 23, 2021
ATL and 29: The season has opened

ATL and 29: The season has opened

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com talks with Glen Willis of Peachtree Hoops about the Hawks’ season opener, NBA awards predictions a week into the season, and teams that have and play too many bigs. ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a number of platforms. Please do us a solid and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, or Stitcher, as well as any podcast player you might prefer. Tell your friends about the show and be sure to bookmark our dedicated section.
Oct 23, 2021
Preview: Hawks look to move to 2-0 vs. Cavaliers

Preview: Hawks look to move to 2-0 vs. Cavaliers

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Atlanta Hawks will be on the road Saturday evening for a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Hawks will look to move to 2-0 on the young season vs. Cleveland after their season opening win vs. the Dallas Mavericks Thursday, who will be on a back-to-back following their loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Trae Young had 19 points and 14 assists in the win over Dallas, with Cam Reddish adding 20 points. De’Andre Hunter looked great in his return to regular season action, providing a solid presence on offense and stifling...
Oct 22, 2021
Hawks defense excels in season opening victory over Dallas

Hawks defense excels in season opening victory over Dallas

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ A dominant victory for the hosts to begin the new season. The Atlanta Hawks began their 2021-22 regular season campaign with a victory as they easily dispatched the Dallas Mavericks 113-87 on Thursday night at State Farm Arena. Trae Young scored 19 points and dished out 14 assists while Cam Reddish scored a team-high 20 points coming off the bench. For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic led with 18 points while Jalen Brunson added 17 points. While many expected an offensive clinic for the Hawks’ home opener (perhaps 40-plus point performances on both...
Oct 21, 2021
Hawks dominate Mavericks in season opening 113-87 win

Hawks dominate Mavericks in season opening 113-87 win

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via 1-0. The Atlanta Hawks hosted the Dallas Mavericks in what was a season opener for both teams Thursday evening. The Hawks took home the win, handily beating the Mavericks by a score of 113-87. It was a sloppy first quarter on each side, as the Hawks led 22-20 heading to the second quarter. First bucket of the season ✔️ pic.twitter.com/DIb7lyMdEz— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) October 21, 2021 Cam Reddish had a nice first half, scoring 12 points for the Hawks. Cam leads the way with 12 points off the bench at the...
Oct 21, 2021
Game thread: Hawks vs. Mavericks

Game thread: Hawks vs. Mavericks

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The Atlanta Hawks host the Dallas Mavericks in their season opener Thursday night. Hawks starters Trae Young Bogdan Bogdanovic De’Andre Hunter John Collins Clint Capela Mavericks starters Luka Doncic Tim Hardaway Jr. Dorian Finney-Smith Dwight Powell Kristaps Porzingis The only notable injury for the game is that Danilo Gallinari is out for the Hawks Join us in the comments for what should be a fun opening night.
Oct 21, 2021
Dominique Wilkins named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

Dominique Wilkins named to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ In honor of the 75th anniversary of the NBA’s existence as a league, the NBA has been revealing its greatest 75 players in league history throughout this week. On the third day of revealing those selections, Dominique Wilkins was named as a selection to that elite circle of basketball players. Selected to the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team... Dominique Wilkins! #NBA75 pic.twitter.com/3K4wT0jx9I— NBA (@NBA) October 21, 2021 Dominique Wilkins spent the first 12 seasons of his career as an Atlanta Hawk, and his heroics led the Hawks to new...
Oct 21, 2021
Q&A: Delon Wright on his role with the Hawks, getting to know Trae Young and much more

Q&A: Delon Wright on his role with the Hawks, getting to know Trae Young and much more

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Ahead of the new season, our own Zach Hood spoke with new Atlanta Hawks guard Delon Wright for a few minutes to discuss his role with the Hawks, getting to know Trae Young, how to slow down the Dallas Mavericks Thursday night, and more. The Atlanta Hawks acquired veteran guard Delon Wright in a multi-team trade with the Sacramento Kings this offseason, addressing the long-plagued backup point guard role on the roster behind Trae Young. Wright, who came into the league in 2015 with the Toronto Raptors, is an established, quality...
Oct 21, 2021
Preview: Hawks set to host Mavericks in season opener

Preview: Hawks set to host Mavericks in season opener

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks will face the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday evening in what will be the first game of the new NBA season for both sides. Trae Young and Luka Doncic will face off yet again, as the two are always linked after being traded for one another during the 2018 NBA Draft. Each player has obviously went on to have great success with the franchise that traded for them, as Doncic has put up near MVP numbers since entering the league, while Young’s numbers aren’t to shabby either. Young was the first of the two to win a playoff...
Oct 19, 2021
NBA Power Rankings roundup: Week 1

NBA Power Rankings roundup: Week 1

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Taking a look at where the Hawks rank in the first week of NBA power ranking roundups The wait is over and we are finally here for the first week of NBA power rankings. Following a deep playoff run, the Hawks are looking to build on that and show the league that they deserve to be part of the upper teams in the conference. The season finally starts this week so let’s take a look at where the Hawks fall in the first week of the NBA power rankings. NBA.com — No. 7 Preseason numbers get thrown out on Tuesday, but Trae Young’s preseason...
Oct 19, 2021
ATL and 29: Talking with Sarah Spencer about Huerter’s extension, rotation battles and more

ATL and 29: Talking with Sarah Spencer about Huerter’s extension, rotation battles and more

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com speaks with Sarah Spencer of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the Kevin Huerter contract extension, trying to draw the line between the back end of the rotation and players who may not play, and the good teammate vibes of Bogdan Bogdanovic and Clint Capela. ‘ATL and 29: A Peachtree Hoops Podcast’ is hosted on Megaphone and you can subscribe via a number of platforms. Please do us a solid and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, PlayerFM, or Stitcher, as well as any podcast player you might...
Oct 18, 2021
Hawks announce roster ahead of 2021-22 season

Hawks announce roster ahead of 2021-22 season

Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via The Atlanta Hawks have announced their initial roster ahead of the 2021-22 season, the team announced Monday afternoon in a release. Here’s a look at the roster: Bogdan Bogdanovic, G/F Clint Capela, C John Collins, F Sharife Cooper, G (Two-Way) Gorgui Dieng, C Solomon Hill, F Kevin Huerter, G De’Andre Hunter, F Danilo Gallinari, F Jalen Johnson, F Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, G/F Skylay Mays, G (Two-Way) Onyeka Okongwu, C Cam Reddish, F Lou Williams, G Delon Wright, G Trae Young, G Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot makes the final cut, winning the...
Oct 18, 2021
Report: Kevin Huerter, Hawks agree to four-year deal

Report: Kevin Huerter, Hawks agree to four-year deal

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ The Hawks lock up another big piece. The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly locked up another key piece from the 2021 run, as they have locked up Kevin Huerter on a four-year, $65 million contract per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter has agreed on a four-year, $65 million rookie contract extension, @PrioritySports agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 18, 2021 Huerter notoriously carried the Hawks offensively for stretches during their Game 7 win in the...