TAG: Atlanta Hawks

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 »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:26 pm

Chris Douglas-Roberts Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

Chris Douglas-Roberts

In a game between the last two teams to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, it came down to a final shot and the final half second. Sweet Lou Williams tied the back-and-forth battle, 93-all, with two seconds remaining in regulation and many in Atlanta prepared for OT. With 27 points and 15 rebounds, the grimacing visage of Al Jefferson would be the popular choice to take the final look for the Bobcats, if he could get the ball in time. Instead, it was\ Chris Douglas-Roberts, who got the ball when the ball was passed in. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 12, 2014 / 12:27 pm

GIF: Jeff Teague Crossover Breaks His Brother’s Ankles

Jeff Teague, Marquis Teague

When the Hawks did battles against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night, it was a chance for some sibling rivalry. That’s because 25-year-old Jeff Teague was going against his 21-year-old little brother, Marquis Teague, the backup point guard for the Nets. The elder Teague put his younger sibling on the floor with a blistering crossover. Too bad Jeff missed the reverse layup following his brother’s impromptu ice skating routine disguised as defense. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Cold As Ice: 10 NBA Players Slumping At The Worst Time

Luol Deng

The All-Star break is just that, it’s a break, a reprieve, after which NBA players are supposed to head back to work rested, refocused, and poised to pounce on the most important stretch of the season. Many players flourish after the All-Star break, coming back rejuvenated and lighting the league on fire. Kevin Durant, for example, took it up yet another notch and has averaged 35 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 51 percent shooting since returning. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 23, 2014 / 9:27 pm

Video: Emphatic Terrence Ross Flush

Terrence Ross

Terrence Ross played a big role while joining John Wall and Paul George to bring home the trophy for the Eastern Conference during the 2014 Dunk Contest, but his more famous peers got the majority of the DAP. While Ross has already added a 51-point game to his resume in his second season, we still love to watch him attack the rim. That’s exactly what he did with Atlanta in town. Read More »

NBA / Mar 16, 2014 / 4:46 pm

Kyle Korver’s Incredible Shooting Just Keeps Getting More Accurate

Kyle Korver, Derrick Favors

Kyle Korver‘s NBA record for consecutive games with a three-pointer ended at 127 on March 5, but his shooting has only continued to get better. After a blistering opening few months, Korver’s accuracy from the field has somehow gotten even better, and this might go down as the single greatest shooting season over the last 32 years. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 2:14 am

Video: Jeff Teague Slam Seals Win Over Bucks

Jeff Teague

It’s not often you see this happen. Although we’ve seen a couple game-winning dunks this year, this one didn’t win the game outright, but it did seal it for Atlanta with Milwaukee in town, and it came in a half-court set with the Bucks defense set. That’s just the Bucks, we guess. Atlanta point guard Jeff Teague used a high screen and change-of-speed dribble to get into the lane. Once there, it was lift off time. Read More »