TAG: Atlanta Hawks

NBA / May 1, 2014 / 11:30 am

If Pacers Lose Tonight, Head Coach Frank Vogel Should Be Fired

Frank Vogel

The Indiana Pacers are on the brink of elimination. Who ever thought those words would be written on May 1? The Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed is getting beaten up and kicked to the ground by the Atlanta Hawks, the squad that finished 38-44 to end the season and squeaked by the lowly New York Knicks to just barely reach the playoffs. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Apr 28, 2014 / 11:01 pm

Fan Heckles Paul George As Pacers Lose At Home To Go Down 3-2

Paul George

The Pacers were supposed to be fired up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after tying their first-round series in Atlanta during a gutty Game 4 performance. But now they’re down 3-2 to a Hawks team headed back to Philips Arena to close the series out on Thursday night. One play in particular spoke to the frustration of Pacers fans after Paul George was whistled for a traveling call. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 9:30 am

Jeff Teague Hits Disputed Sideline 3-Pointer & Does MJ Shrug

Jeff Teague

Within the last three minutes of Atlant and Indiana’s Game 3 Larry Bird peeked at between his fingers, the Hawks’ underrated point guard Jeff Teague hit an off-balance three-pointer as the shot clock expired. It was a huge part of shredding the last hopes of an Indy comeback; except, Teague was also out of bounds on the play, which isn’t reviewable. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Lance Stephenson & Evan Turner Fistfight Before Hawks Series

Evan Turner, Lance Stephenson

The Pacers got a win over the Hawks in Game 2 Tuesday night, but questions still surround the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. After imploding down the stretch, but still managing to keep home court in the East, the Pacers started off their playoffs with a fight of a different kind right before they fell to the visiting Hawks on Saturday in the opener. Mid-season acqusition Evan Turner and Lance Stephenson got into a fistfight the Friday before the series began. Read More »

NBA / Apr 23, 2014 / 1:11 am

Watch Paul George Lead The Pacers Past The Hawks

David West, Paul George

Despite grabbing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers have been spiraling out of control since the trade deadline. After losing Game 1 to the Atlanta Hawks, the criticism and questions surrounding Indy only increased in volume. Therefore, a Game 2 win on their home-court was arguably considered a necessity for the Pacers. Paul George seemed to get that message loud and clear, regardless of his off-day extracurriculars. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Game 2 Of Pacers-Hawks Going For $9.99 On StubHub

Donnie Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

The Pacers and Hawks will face off in Game 2 tonight at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in a must-win situation for the favored Pacers — who were upset in Game 1, 101-93. The Pacers have had a hard time drawing fans to games since the Malice at the Palace back in late 2004. They were a playoff team in 2012, but were next-to-last in attendance that year. Their gate receipts have gotten better this season, but for Game 2, you can still purchase a ticket at StubHub.com for under $10. Read More »

NBA / Apr 21, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Paul George Goes Fishing…Hopefully Hooks His Jumper

Paul George

Fresh off of his 6-for-19 performance during Indiana’s embarrassing 101-93 loss at home to a sub .500 Hawks team on Saturday, Paul George needed some “R&R” otherwise known as rest and relaxation. At least, that’s what his Instagram post said with a picture of George holding up some fish he caught on Easter Sunday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 20, 2014 / 2:22 pm

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Badly Burns Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Jeff Teague

The Hawks upset the Pacers in Indiana yesterday, becoming the third road team with a win on the first day of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Point guard Jeff Teague and his 28 points were a large reason why the Hawks throttled Indiana so brilliantly in their Game 1 win. Watch as Teague crosses up Evan Turner so bad, he’s probably still walking around in a cloud of Teague’s dust. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 19, 2014 / 9:19 pm

Noted Rim Protector, Kyle Korver, Swats Roy Hibbert

Kyle Korver, Roy Hibbert

No one will ever accuse Kyle Korver of being a rim protector. That was obviously a joke. But the 6-7 Creighton grad isn’t just a three-point specialist. Well, he is, and he does it better than anyone else in the league, but he showed some defensive tenacity against an actual rim protector during Atlanta’s surprising Game 1 performance in Indiana on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Manu Ginobili

The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs.

For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklahoma City and Brooklyn, the most important key to the first round is to stay healthy. San Antonio and Brooklyn have veteran rosters and will need the extra rest to stay healthy throughout the playoffs. Read More »