(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.
(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.
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(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!
(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.Post 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.
(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. Al 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.
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(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”The 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. The night concluded with two special presentations, highlighted by former Braves pitcher and Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award.