HAWKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reasons for Optimism and Fear for the Hawks in Game 6

There is a lot that could go right or wrong on Friday night At times, it’s difficult not to compare the Atlanta Hawks’ present-day playoff series to their matchup with the Boston Celtics last season. In that series, Atlanta stifled Boston with an elite defense, going up 2-0 before eventually finishing things off in game six. Right now, plagued by inconsistency and poor shooting...
Via Peachtree Hoops
7 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks: Dennis Schröder Is Giving Us A Sneak Peak Of His Star Power

The Atlanta Hawks are currently down 3-2 against the Washington Wizards and are looking to stave off elimination this Friday. One player in particular has been playing at a near superstar level this postseason, and is the last one to blame when looking at the deficiencies of the Atlanta Hawks this series. Yes, Paul Millsap has […] Atlanta Hawks: Dennis Schröder Is Giving Us A...
Via Soaring Down South
10 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Lose Game 5, Fall Behind 3-2 To Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks had their chances, but couldn’t close in Game 5 of their first round series against the Washington Wizards. The Atlanta Hawks had a golden opportunity in Game 5. This was their chance to grab control of the series. A Game 5 win against the Washington Wizards would have given them a 3-2 […] Atlanta Hawks Lose Game 5, Fall Behind 3-2 To Wizards - Soaring Down...
Via Soaring Down South
13 hours ago

Game 5 Recap

What didn’t go well for the Atlanta Hawks Atlanta never could establish a solid inside presence as Dwight Howard dealt with foul trouble most of the night. In the first quarter, Howard was exceptional at contesting and altering shots. Once the fouls started to add up, the Wizards saw a chance to attack the basket ending the night with 40 points in the paint as opposed to the Hawk’s...
Via Hawks Hoop
13 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks: 3 Takeaways From Game 5 Defeat

Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Hawks solid effort comes up just short in Game 5

Atlanta is now one loss away from elimination. There is no margin for error now for the Atlanta Hawks who battled to the end but came up short in a 103-99 loss to the Washington Wizards in Game 5. The win gives Washington a 3-2 edge in the series and pushes Atlanta’s backs to the wall with their season hanging in the balance. The home team has won every game in this series so...
Via Peachtree Hoops
15 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks Headlines: Game 5 Reaction

Atlanta Hawks Headlines is back with reaction to Game 5 of the first round playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards. Entering Wednesday night, the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards were tied 2-2 in their first round playoff series. Because of that fact, Game 5 obviously took on an added importance. Rather than […] Atlanta Hawks Headlines: Game 5 Reaction...
Via Soaring Down South
15 hours ago

Dwyane Wade barely moved on defense for this play

Now that he’s 35 years old, Dwyane Wade must have decided that playing defense and boxing out is optional on certain plays.Wade, who signed a two-year deal with his hometown Bulls last summer, hasn’t given the team a great return on the $23.2 million he’s making this season.The Bulls guard isn’t a player who’s shown a lack of effort when he’s on the floor, though —...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Postgame Playoff Edition: Howard’s foul trouble, big game for Schroder & Millsap vs officials #TrueToAtlanta

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1 day ago

Dwight Howard forgot to play defense on this play

Dwight Howard has been known for putting forth a lack of effort from time to time during games, and that continued to take place even in the playoffs, as we saw on Wednesday night.With the Wizards and Hawks squaring off in a pivotal Game 5, tensions were high and every point counted. The Wizards eventually emerged victorious, 103-99, but the game really could’ve gone either way...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer assess Hawks’ Game 5 loss to Wizards

“It’s got to be us that’s the aggressor. It’s got to be us that makes the plays.” — Mike Budenholzer assess Hawks’ Game 5 loss.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kent Bazemore talks to Olivia Harlan about coming off bench for Hawks in playoffs

“I’m just out to win and do whatever it takes." — Kent Bazemore talks to Olivia Harlan about coming off bench for Hawks.
Via FOX Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dominique Wilkins and Bob Rathbun on Jose Calderon's impact for Hawks

“He was fiery … when he hit that first 3, the energy picked up even more.” Dominique Wilkins and Bob Rathbun on Jose Calderon's impact for Hawks
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hawks, Radio Station Team For Bottle Flip Challenge...and a 12-Year-Old Won

This is what happens when you flip bottles with Power 96.1
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WATCH: The Top 5 Hawks Plays From Game 4 vs. Wizards

Check out the best plays from our Game 4 win over Washington.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Wall responds to shade from Wizards reporter

John Wall was criticized on Twitter by one of the reporters covering the Washington Wizards, and he publicly acknowledged it with a response.Candace Buckner, who covers the Wizards for the Washington Post, tweeted during Game 4 of the Wizards-Hawks series on Monday and threw some shade at Wall over what she felt was his lack of defense on Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder.Wall saw the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Time-Lapse: 12-Year-Old Raids Hawks Shop After Winning Bottle Flip Challenge

12-year-old Zach won Power 96.1's Bottle Flipping Challenge on Saturday, so he was rewarded with Game 4 tickets and a shopping spree at the Hawks Shop!
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Wall goes length of court for massive dunk

His Washington Wizards didn’t jump out of the gate strong in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, but MVP candidate John Wall sure came to play.Wall dropped 14 points in the first quarter, including this awe-inspiring dunk late in the opening stanza. As you can see, Wall went the length of the court without much defense from the Hawks, ultimately throwing down a massive...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dennis Schroder admits Mike Budenholzer wants him to avoid trash talk

The Eastern Conference playoff series between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been a bit heated at times, with point guards John Wall and Dennis Schroder occasionally trading words.Schroder admitted Saturday that if it were up to his coach, Mike Budenholzer, there’d be a lot less talking and a lot more emulating one of the league’s quieter superstars. It’s hard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 3 is a must-win game for the Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta’s series against the Washington Wizards has not started well, and the Hawks find themselves behind 2-0 in a very physical series. In Game 2, John Wall played at an All-Star level as he carried his team to a win with 32 points and 9 assists. Bradley Beal also had 31 points, including a late three-pointer that sealed the game. The Hawks need to find a way to slow down Washington’s...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap on Wizards’ 2-0 series lead: ‘To us, it’s 0-0’

Paul Millsap apparently still believes in internal victories.Speaking after the Washington Wizards won Game 2 against his Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday to jump out to a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series, the All-Star power forward shrugged off the deficit.“I think they got home-court advantage. They played off of that,” said Millsap, per Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard tight-lipped with media after Game 2 loss

The Atlanta Hawks are down 0-2 in their first round series with the Washington Wizards following Wednesday’s 109-101 loss at Verizon Center. And the manner in which Dwight Howard interacted with the media after the game couldn't make that notion more plainly evident.Howard, who only posted six points and seven rebounds in just under 20 minutes of action, was relatively standoffish...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Hawks regular season awards

After many pundits suggested the Hawks wouldn’t make the playoffs, Atlanta overcame a late slump to secure the 5-seed in the East. As the team battles the Washington Wizards for a spot in the Conference Semi-Finals, here are my awards after a surprising regular season. Sixth Man of the Year – Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway finally looked worth the first-round pick the Hawks used...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap: Wizards were 'playing MMA' against Hawks

The Washington Wizards overcame early adversity to defeat the Atlanta Hawks in the first game of their first-round matchup Sunday. Along the way, John Wall busted out his version of the Jordan shrug. But according to Hawks forward Paul Millsap, they used some unconventional methods to achieve victory. It’s worth pointing out that Millsap had a few minor scuffles with Wizards forward Markieff...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Wizards: What to look for in the first round

The Washington Wizards are hosting the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference. John Wall and Bradley Beal have led this team to new heights as they are the favorites over their first round opponent, Atlanta Hawks, and are expected by many to finish the series in six or fewer games. Marcin Gortat and Otto Porter are looking to get their rhythms back and...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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