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  1. Orlando’s mid-season trade not reason for trouble (they were bad before)

    Apr 23, 2011, 11:04 AM EST

    Magic head coach Van Gundy reacts during Game 3 of their NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference basketball game against Hawks in Atlanta

    Orlando is in trouble. They are down 2-1 to the Atlanta Hawks, a team that through the regular season and into the playoffs has shown its matchup advantages are hard for Orlando to overcome. Now the Magic face a virtual must-win Game 4 and likely will have to do it without Jason Richardson, who probably…

  2. Video: Atlanta’s Jamal Crawford with the dagger (he called bank)

    Apr 23, 2011, 9:20 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    Jamal Crawford is back. Or the one from last season that was runaway Sixth Man of the Year is back. After a lackluster regular season Crawford has been lighting up the Orlando Magic to the tune of 23.7 points per game and shooting 58.8 percent from three. Which brings us to the dagger from Game…

  3. NBA Playoffs: Hawks take series lead in crazy game

    Apr 23, 2011, 12:44 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    The Orlando Magic are in some serious trouble against a team that gave up more points than it scored in the regular season. Game 3 could have gone either way, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Magic are a team built around Dwight Howard and versatile shooters, and the versatile shooters have failed…

  4. NBA Playoffs: Maybe the Hawks can use more Horford in Game 3

    Apr 22, 2011, 4:33 PM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Orlando Magic - Game Two

    Now the Orlando/Atlanta series moves on to Game 3 on a neutral court… wait, it’s in Atlanta? Interesting. We’ll see if anyone notices. Seriously, the Hawks fans will be into it if the Hawks are into it. And in it. Whether the Hawks are in it may depend in part on how much run Al…

  5. Atlanta Hawks head home… is that an advantage?

    Apr 22, 2011, 3:04 PM EST

    Josh Smith

    Atlanta is just an apathetic sports town. Always has been. I’m not going to try to explain it — Atlanta native Kevin Arnovitz laid it out better than I ever could hope to, and he doesn’t have all the answers — but I am here to pass along this tidbit: The Atlanta Hawks return home…

  6. NBA Playoffs: Atlanta out to prove Game 1 wasn’t a fluke

    Apr 19, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

    Jamal Crawford, Josh Smith, Kirk Hinrich

    The conventional wisdom about Game 1 of this series misses the point. As our own Matt Moore pointed out, what Atlanta did to the Magic was what teams used to do to Michael Jordan, what teams have tried to do to Steve Nash in recent years — let him score, make him a shooter. Don’t…

  7. Hawks coach Larry Drew begins quest to save his job tonight

    Apr 16, 2011, 11:36 AM EST

    Atlanta Hawks v Denver Nuggets

    Larry Drew’s seat got hot fast in Atlanta. Which is on one way unfair — they gave him the exact same team that had been making the playoffs, getting to the second round and getting crushed and expected him to turn that water into wine. Not happening. But those were the expectations because the Hawks…

  8. PBT’s NBA playoff previews — the first round

    Apr 14, 2011, 10:42 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Media Day

    There is going to be a first-round upset. One of the top four seeds somewhere — probably in the deep Western Conference, but Boston may be a little nervous — is going to get beat. To help you better understand what is about to happen this weekend, we present ProBasketballTalk’s NBA Playoff previews for the…

  9. NBA Playoff Preview: Orlando vs. Atlanta

    Apr 14, 2011, 4:53 AM EST

    Gilbert Arenas, Jeff Teague

    SEASON RECORDS Magic: 52-30 (No. 4 seed) Hawks: 44-38(No. 5 seed) SEASON SERIES Hawks 3-1 KEY INJURIES Magic: J.J. Redick, missed 16 straight games with an abdomen issue but is expected back for playoffs; Gilbert Arenas’ knees are, well, still Gilbert Arenas’ knees, but more days off in playoffs should help him; Daniel Orton is…

  10. Jamal Crawford’s dogs lead to lawsuit with landlord

    Apr 7, 2011, 10:16 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    It’s been a rough year for Jamal Crawford. On the court, his game has taken a step back as he has tried to get used to the concept of ball movement in Larry Drew’s offense and not just going isolation all the time. (To be fair, it seems most of the Hawks have struggled with…

  11. PBT Wednesday morning one liners

    Apr 6, 2011, 10:41 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta’s Jason Collins’ sprained his ankle Tuesday night but it is being called “mild” by the team. Which is good if you’re a Hawks fan, he is the key to your chances against Orlando in the first round. By the way, Josh Smith sat out for the Hawks but coach Larry Drew said after the…

  12. Man charged in post-game attack on Dominique Wilkins

    Mar 31, 2011, 2:19 PM EST

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    Rashan S. Michel has been formally charged in the attack on former Atlanta Hawks player and current broadcaster (and team vice president) Dominique Wilkins, the Associated Press reports. Michel has been released after posting $1,000 bail. Michel, a former NBA referee and current owner of a clothing company, approached Wilkins while a live post-game television…

  13. Man arrested for attacking Dominique Wilkins tweets about it

    Mar 31, 2011, 12:02 PM EST

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    Rashan S. Michel handled his business poorly. He attacked Hawks legend and broadcaster Dominique Wilkins in Philips Arena after the game and, based on Michel’s mug shot, Wilkins got the best of it. Michel, a former NBA referee who now has a custom clothing business, has said Wilkins owed him money for some suits and…

  14. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Atlanta makes a playoff statement to Orlando

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:56 AM EST

    Josh Smith

    What you missed while eating out of your Death Star cookie jar… Orlando knocking off the Suns was our Game of the Night. Hawks 85, Magic 82: This was a preview of a first round playoff matchup in the east (Orlando is locked in at the four seed, Atlanta the five). These two teams met…

  15. Dominique Wilkins attacked by fan after Hawks game

    Mar 30, 2011, 11:49 PM EST

    Reebok Pump 20th Anniversary

    UPDATE  11:49 pm: The attacker turns out to be a former NBA referee (1997-2001), but apparently this was about money allegedly owed. Isn’t it always? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Rashan S. Michel, 36, was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the…

  16. Joe Johnson day-to-day with thumb injury

    Mar 27, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Atlanta Hawks

    Joe Johnson suffered a sprained thumb in the Hawks’ playoff-clinching win over the Nets Saturday night and will miss Sunday’s game in Cleveland at least while being evaluated. Afterwards, Johnson was pretty clear on the fact he wouldn’t be rushing back from injury this late in the season, especially after clinching the playoffs. “Maybe if…

  17. Heat’s Anthony breaks nose in two places, will not miss time

    Mar 23, 2011, 1:27 PM EST

    JAnthony_jumper

    Joel Anthony thinks he’s a hockey player. The Heat’s shot blocking center off the bench (the Heat have about 48 centers on the bench at last count) broke his nose in two when Miami faced Atlanta after being head-butted by Zaza Pachulia, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN on twitter. Pachulia head butted Wallace and caused…

  18. Video: C.J. Watson does his best Derrick Rose imitation at rim

    Mar 23, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Phoenix Suns

    Derrick Rose has an ability to knife through the defense and find a way to get off a shot when none seems to exist that is second to none. Bulls backup point guard C.J. Watson has been watching that all season and apparently it has rubbed off a little. Take a look at this shot…

  19. Jordan Crawford can do more than just dunk on LeBron

    Mar 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EST

    Jordan Crawford Wizards

    You remember Jordan Crawford? He’s the Xavier college player that dunked on LeBron James in a pickup game after LeBron’s skills camp back in the summer of 2009. Which would have been no big deal — LeBron tried to rotate over on defense and was a little late in a pickup game, it happens —…

  20. Stumbling to the playoffs in the East

    Mar 19, 2011, 8:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    Interesting post put up at Hoopdata, simply looking at playoff team’s records since the All-Star Break (coming into Saturday’s games). What you notice is some team’s stumbling to the finish line in the East. Chicago 11-3 Philadelphia 10-4 Boston 8-5 Orlando 8-5 New York 7-7 Miami 6-7 Indiana 6-9 Atlanta 5-9 We knew the Bulls…

  21. Josh Powell arrested in traffic accident prior to Hawks game

    Mar 12, 2011, 10:31 PM EST

    Atlant Hawks v Golden State Warriors

    Atlanta Hawks forward-center Josh Powell was arrested by Atlanta police prior to the Hawks’ game versus the Blazers. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Powell was arrested for failure to obey an authorized officer directing traffic, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and obstruction. Apparently Powell was trying to get around downtown Atlanta following the…

  22. Bulls coach says Carlos Boozer out a few days to a week

    Mar 10, 2011, 3:13 PM EST

    Carlos Boozer injured

    Carlos Boozer had some swelling in his ankle and will be out a few days to a week, according to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. He is officially listed as day-to-day. That is the official line (as tweeted by K.C. Jones of the Chicago Tribune and Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald). Aggrey Sam of CSN…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: The Lakers just keep on rolling

    Mar 9, 2011, 3:24 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Atlanta Hawks

    What you missed while laughing at the best mugshot ever…. The Trail Blazers handing the Heat their fifth consecutive loss was our game of the night. Lakers 101, Hawks 87: The Lakers defense remains the engine of a train that has now won eight in a row (heading against a desperate Miami team Thursday). The…

  24. Atlanta nightclub sues LeBron James

    Mar 8, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Gucci Cocktail Party For Ffawn

    Pretty much wherever LeBron James goes, there is a party. In many cities where the Heat play, there are parties at clubs, ones where LeBron is paid to attend (and his friends end up making some money on the deal, think the show Entourage). But now the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that a deal over…

  25. Kevin Durant will play Friday night against Hawks

    Mar 4, 2011, 7:28 PM EST

    Kevin Durant dunks

    UPDATE 7:28 pm: Kevin Durant will start for the Thunder against the Hawks Friday. He did not miss a game. Recently twisted ankles, where things are a little more loose, are the most likely to be quickly re-injured. Hopefully Durant can get through this uninjured and playing at his usual level. 3: 44 pm: Kevin…

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