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Hawks vs Nets: Post Game With Coach Mike Budenholzer

(Atlanta, GA) –  Spencer Dinwiddie scored the go-ahead basket with 11 second left as the Nets slipped past the Hawks, 110-105, in Atlanta. Dinwiddie padded the lead late with two free throws as Brooklyn closed the game on a 6-0 run. He finished with 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the win.

Jahlil Okafor scored 17 points off the bench in 12 minutes for Brooklyn. Dennis Schroder keyed Atlanta with 34 points and seven assists in defeat. Kent Bazemore finished with 16 as Atlanta fell to 11-and-31.
Post Game Coach Bud explains what went wrong.
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{Video} Hawks Score 72 First Half Points In 117-106 Win Over The Nuggets

Atlanta, GA -The Hawks looked like a different team against the Nuggets. Unlike Monday’s game against the Jazz, Atlanta got off to a quick start scoring 72 first half points and defensively locking Denver down.
Post Game wrap-up with Coach Bud, Malcolm Delaney and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Hawks End Two Game Losing Streak, Beat Rockets 112-97

(Atlanta, GA) – The Atlanta Hawks got back on the win column at Philips Arena defeating the Houston Rockets 112-97 .  Coming in Dwight Howard dispelled rumors that he and James Harden had  beef. But he sure played like he was sending a clear message to the Rockets and Atlanta….Daddy’s home! It was a good one in the ATL as Millsap, Howard and Kent Bazemore got to work early jumping out on Houston and they never looked back.

 Houston didn’t help themselves with more than 20 turnovers and a number of missed shots from the arc. I don’t think it would’ve mattered though had those stats been reversed. The Atlanta Hawks wanted to give D-12 a win and stick it Harden and the Rockets and they did just that.
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Atlanta needed this win after losing 2 in a row (Lakers and Wizards) but as you can see with this new look ATL team, they don’t dwell on the past. Atlanta got back to their style of basketball and added some flare too with Dwight Howard posterized KJ McDaniels with a block that was clearly all ball but the refs called a foul.
Post game Howard was asked about the hug he gave the ref who made the call. Howard said he admitted that he made the wrong call and Howard was sure to let him know that everyone makes mistakes. lol. Kent Bazemore also resurfaced scoring 20 points. Paul Millsap was among the double double tribe with 23 points and 11 rebounds with Dwight Howard’s 20 points 14 boards and  Dennis Schroder’s 17 points 12 Assists.
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As for the Hawks bouncing back after a tough loss against the Wizards, Coach Bud says, “You’ve been around our group.  You know there’s a lot of character, a lot of fiber.  when you lose and you don’t play and compete the way you’d like to and expect to, and what we’ve become accustomed to, you can’t wait to get out and play again.  It’s just a testament to their character, how they’re made up, how they’re built.”
Let’s take a look at the stats: 
Houston hurt themselves with 25 TOs they also missed a lot of shots from the 3 going 12-3 and offensively they just weren’t hitting. Harden led the Rockets with 30. 24 of those were  from the 1st half. Atlanta on the other hand shot 52.9% from the field with Kent Bazemore hitting 20, Millsap 23, Howard 20, Korver 10 and Schroder 17. Up next the Hawks will head to Cleveland to take on Lebron and the Cavs.

Sytonnia LIVE: Episode 4

(SL ) – On Episode 4 of SytonniaLIVE Burke Ramsey is suing CBS for implying he killed his sister JonBenet Ramsey, The Latest in Charlotte, The latest in the Brangelina Split, Is Glenn Rice Broke, Gabourey Sidebe weight loss, Interview with Judge Lauren Lake and Atlanta Hawks Preview with Coach Mike Budenholzer and Dwight Howard

 

Hawks Vs Celtics Game 5: Coaches Corner

(SL) – Watching tape will be two different experiences for Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer and Celtics Coach Brad Stevens.  Coach Bud will look for ways to take what they did to Boston for Game 6 while Coach Stevens will probably look closely to figure out what the hell happened. Atlanta completely dominated Boston 110-83 in another embarrassing loss inside Philips Arena. The Hawks could wrap up the series (3-2) on Thursday and Coach Bud says they will certainly try to find ways to keep the momentum and carry on when they get to TD Garden.  Here are both Coaches’ Pressers for Game 5.

Coach Mike Budenholzer Sums Up Atlanta’s 110-83 Win in Game 5:

On the other side Celtics Coach Brad Stevens Talks About What Went Wrong And Regrouping:

These two will definitely do battle Thursday night at 8pm in Boston. The Celtics will be fighting for their lives and The Hawks will give it all they’ve got to close the series and get ready for the next round.  If not, Game 7 will take place in Atlanta on Saturday!

{Video} Hawks Go Up 2-0 As They Annihilate Celtics In Game 2 Of The NBA Playoffs

(SL) -The NBA Playoffs continued Tuesday night with the Atlanta Hawks and the Boston Celtics facing off for game 2 at Philips Arena.  But it wasn’t much of a match with Atlanta  coming out the gate early and setting the tone for a complete blowout. Boston never had a chance after being limited to just 7 – 1st quarter points. Something that Celtics 2nd unit leader Evan Turner says was just downright unacceptable.DSC_8688Post Game I asked Boston Guard Evan Turner about The Celtics’ slow start:

Overall, the Hawks would hold them to just 72 points for the night..a serious compliment to the defensive effort by the Atlanta.  Coach Mike Budenholzer talked about the way the Hawks started the game and their defensive focus.

The Hawks hope to maintain their momentum as they prepare to travel to Boston for game 3 on Friday. Tip off is at 8 pm.

Atlanta Holds Off Boston To Take Game 1 In The NBA Playoffs

(SL) – Let the games begin! It was a live one at Philips Arena for Game 1 of the NBA playoffs and the Atlanta Hawks came out aggressive and made a statement. They’ve been here before and certainly the goal is to take care of the Celtics and get to round 2. Atlanta held Boston To just 23% shooting in the first half but started slacking on defense and before you knew it their lead was down to just 3. But again, the Hawks have been here before and they were ready for battle and eventually won the war 102-101.  944938_1171835086173549_7590924775556123329_nAl Horford led the way with 24 points and 12 rebounds while Jeff Teague grabbed a double double as well with 23 pints and 12 assists. Teague was in attack mode. Post game he acknowledges their 2nd half defensive flaws and setting the tone for the series.

Kent Bazemore was also on fire pulling in a season high 23 points and 8 rebounds. Coach Mike Budenholzer talked about Baze’s focus and gives him credit for stepping up and helping the Hawks come alive for game 1.

 

{Video} “You Have To Pick Your Poison.” Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer Credits Wall and Beal In Loss Against Wizards

(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks looked good against the Washington Wizards. But as Coach Bud put it during the post game presser when you’ve got a team shootiing 52 percent from the 3-pt line and a guy like Wall who can get to the paint easily, shutting down their offense won’t be easy.
See Coach Bud’s Full Presser Below:

Hawks Win Big At The Atlanta Sports Awards

(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks stole the show at this year’s Atlanta Sports Council’s Atlanta Sports Awards.  Paul Millsap was nominated for Athlete of the Year,  Hawks’ Coach Mike Budenholzer was in the Coach of the Year category and the Atlanta Hawks also had a nod for Team of the Year and were successful in winning all three.

After winning Athlete of the Year, Millsap said , “I was shocked. There are so many great athletes in this city.”

Millsap was the leading scorer for the Hawks who won 60 games and reached the Conference Finals in 2015.

“I’m very appreciative of Atlanta,” Budenholzer said.  “I love living here.  I love coaching here”DSC_0022The Coach of the Year and Team of the Year awards included nominees at the professional, collegiate and high school levels.  The council also handed out awards for Collegiate Athlete of the Year and High School Athlete of the Year.   DSC_0003The night concluded with two special presentations, highlighted by former Braves pitcher and Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.