TAG: Atlanta Hawks

instagram / Jan 15, 2014 / 11:30 am

Andray Blatche Practices His Euro-Step In Europe, Cracks Up Kevin Garnett

Andray Blatche, Kevin Garnett

Andray Blatche, Kevin Garnett (Mark L. Baer/US PRESSWIRE)

The Nets arrived in England earlier this week to take on the Hawks Thursday night as part of NBA’s global games. While in London, Andray Blatche practiced his “Euro-Step on the sidewalk, which drew a chuckle from the normally reserved Kevin Garnett. Plus, both teams visited with the EPL’s Chelsea fútbol club. Read More »

NBA / Jan 14, 2014 / 3:30 pm

The 15 All-Time NBA Eastern Conference Starting Lineups

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh (photo. David Alvarez)

Not everyone can have the same history as the Boston Celtics or Chicago Bulls. But still, that’s not stopping us from ranking the 15 all-time Eastern Conference starting lineups. From Michael Jordan all the way down to Kemba Walker — yes, Kemba Walker — here are the top players at every position for every East franchise. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 12, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Video: Mike Conley Crosses Up Shelvin Mack

Mike Conley Jr.

Mike Conley Jr. (Spruce Derden/USA TODAY Sports)

Some people thought the five-year, $40 million contract extension Mike Conley signed with the Grizzlies in November of 2010 was way too much for the point guard out of Ohio State. But Conley has proved Grizzlies brass prescient, and this season he’s averaging a career high 18 PPG. With Marc Gasol still out with a sprained left knee, he’s had to take a more focal role in the offense. Watch as he puts the ball on a yo-yo and crosses up Atlanta’s Shelvin Mack in the 108-101 Grizzlies victory against the visiting Hawks on Sunday night. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Elton Brand On Defining An NBA Legacy

Elton Brand

Elton Brand (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Ray Allen, in his 18th year in the league and arguably the greatest three-point shooter of all time, backpedals to the three-point line and rises up for the biggest shot of his career. “BANG!” Mike Breen is yelling as it swishes through the net and the Heat go on to win the NBA Finals in Game 7. Ray Allen’s legacy describes itself, but he put it best after that shot, saying “I’m still defining my career.” It’s funny, because when Ray Allen’s career is over, the first thing we will remember is Game 6, not the 2900-plus three-pointers he made before that in his 18-plus years in the league. That shot did more than just bring another ring home to Miami. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 4, 2014 / 1:20 pm

Video: Andre Iguodala Hits The Game-Winner To Beat The Hawks

Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala

Harrison Barnes, Andre Iguodala (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Since Andre Iguodala came back to the court after a strained hamstring, the Warriors have gone on a tear, winning nine of the 10 games since he’s come back, including their last eight in-a-row. After going just 2-of-4 through the first 47 minutes and 56 seconds on Friday night’s game in Atlanta, Iggy again came through in the clutch knocking down a game-winning three-pointer as the buzzer sounded with his arcing shot in the air. Read More »

NBA, Smack, Twitter / Dec 27, 2013 / 12:30 am

Jeff Teague Says His Ankles Are OK After Kyrie Irving’s Killer Crossover Put Him On His Butt

Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague

Kyrie Irving, Jeff Teague (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

There’s only one reason Jeff Teague would tweet out what he did tonight, and that’s because he had the last laugh in Cleveland. Earlier in the game, during the second overtime session, Kyrie Irving crossed him up so bad by going behind-his-back, Teague fell to the floor. Read More »

NBA / Dec 26, 2013 / 11:00 pm

Video: Jeff Teague Gets The Lucky Bounce On Game-Winning Jumper

Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

On the day after Christmas, the Hawks and Cavs unleashed a heart-pounding double-overtime game that culminated in perhaps the closest thing to a missed game-winner — that actually went in — we’ve ever seen. Jeff Teague‘s step-back 20-footer seemed to bounce against every piece of iron before falling through as the buzzer sounded ending the second overtime with a 127-125 Hawks win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Dec 24, 2013 / 12:45 am

LeBron James Obliterates Paul Millsap With The Towering Jam

LeBron James, Paul Millsap

LeBron James, Paul Millsap (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

With the Heat down three to the visiting Hawks in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter on Monday night, LeBron James threw down Thor’s hammer on top of Paul Millsap as he tried to draw the foul. Instead, LeBron added Millsap to his growing list of poster victims — of which he is not immune. Read More »

NBA / Dec 18, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Sifting Through The Rubble Of Trade Rumors For Omer Asik

(Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

(Russell Isabella/USA TODAY Sports)

Since word filtered out a couple weeks ago the Rockets were planning to move disgruntled center Omer Asik before a self-imposed deadline that ends tomorrow, December 19, all manner of rumors have leaked about the Celtics, the Sixers, the Hawks, Cavs, Bobcats, Bucks and probably a partridge and a pear tree. All are interested in the offensive quagmire who plays excellent defense, so let’s try and figure out where Asik stands today, and what we’re likely to see heading into tomorrow’s self-imposed “deadline” for his services. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Dec 15, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Report: Rift Between J.R. Smith & Mike Woodson Leads To Fourth-Quarter Benching

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith (photo. Rob Hammer)

On Friday night, in Boston, Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempted just a single shot in 27 minutes of action. On Saturday night, with Atlanta at MSG, he was conspicuously absent when the Knicks held on down the stretch — behind Carmelo Anthony‘s 15 fourth-quarter points — to defeat the Hawks, 111-106. Now comes word there’s a growing fissure between Smith and coach Mike Woodson. Read More »