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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.
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Tim Hardaway Jr. Helps Lead Hawks To 114-99 Win Over Wizards In Season Opener

(SL) – If I told you that Tim Hardaway Jr. started the preseason out 3-30 you probably wouldn’t believe me but as true talent and focus hold true, the youngin’ resurfaced as the new season approached and he hasn’t looked back. In the Atlanta Hawks’ season opener he was 8-13 from the field , 3-5 from the arc and ended up with 21 points behind Paul Millsap who led all scorers with 28.

The Hawks had an explosive season opener. If this is what we can expect from the Hawks this year we’re in for a real treat. D. Howard smashed the boards while Paul Millsap continued to prove why he’s one of the top 3 players in the league and Timmy J…has found his confidence and yours! Post game he talks about their win over the Wizards, bonding and getting back to his game!

Coach Bud Takes Nasty Collision During Pelicans Game

(SL) – Hope Coach Bud Is Okay!  He was wearing a soft cast Tuesday as he recovered from surgery for a broken finger, which made for an especially scary moment during Atlanta’s preseason game against the Pelicans.

Pelicans’ Langston Galloway chased after a loose ball out of bounds, he collided directly with Budenholzer and knocked him over near press row. Coach visibly in pain left the game and didn’t return.

The Hawks went on to win the game 96-89 and were led by Timmy J who had 16 pts.

As Timmy J Struggles Many Question His Role With The Atlanta Hawks

(SL) –  It happens to the best of them. All seems well and then here and there you fall into a shooting slump.  Such is the case  right now for Atlanta shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. who has struggled during the preseason shooting 3-30, 0-11 from the perimeter.

Anyone who knows THJ knows that he has one of the strongest work ethics and doesn’t mind taking all of the necessary steps like going down to the D-League to get where he needs to be. He had an excellent off-season so it’s hard not to feel sorry for the guy.  But with all humps, the key is to get over them.
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While some people are saying Hardaway Jr. could be traded along with Mike Scott to Houston. Coach Bud says it’s early and he’s not concerned saying, “Timmy is such a conscientious and had-working (player), My only real concern is that he just relaxes and flushes it out. He’s had a great summer. We are extremely confident in him. But he is one of those guys who wants to be good. He’s so diligent and conscientious.”
Note to Timmy J…hang from the nets, have fun and take it one shot at at a time!

Dwight Howard Officially Makes His Debut For The Atlanta Hawks Hitting 26 During Unity Game Against The Cavs

(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks put their starters in the game against the Cavs and let the city get a taste of what they can expect from Dwight Howard who led all scorers with 26 points and shot an impressive 11-15 from the field. The Cavs however, chose to sit their starters down.Atlanta was happy to see Howard hit the court responding with a rousing applause when his name was called.

As for playing his first home game in his hometown, Howard said, “I didn’t think about it.  I just wanted to go out and be aggressive from the tip and just have fun.”  Howard also talked about his connection with Dennis Schroder saying, “It’s getting better.  There are a lot of things we have to really work on – the pick-and-roll, making sure I have a chance to hit his man.  Just simple things we can fix. That comes with time.”DSC_7776.JPGDwight did what he had to do and took a seat while Tim Hardaway Jr continued to struggle shooting 1 for 7 from the field, 0-4 from the arc. In two pre-season games, Hardaway  is 2-20, 0-8 from the 3pt line.  Not sure what’s going on with the Guard who has been a hot topic when the conversation of who stays and who goes comes up. Post game Coach Bud didn’t single anybody out as he discussed what he’s looking for from his group as a whole.

The Hawks will take on the Pistons on Thursday at 7:30 at Philips Arena.

 

{Video} Tim Hardaway, Jr. Increases His Role With The Hawks

(SL) – The Hawks continued to find their rhythm dominating defensively and moving the ball around resulting in an impressive 31 dimes.  Add 47 boards to the mix and 49 points from the bench and you’ve got a recipe for victory. Tim Hardaway, Jr. was responsible for three of those assists. He also put up 8 points. I caught up with him in the locker room where he talked about honing his skills in the D-League and the adjustments he’s made.

Hawks Looking For Consistency After Beating Nets 114-86

(SL) – The Atlanta Hawks snapped that 2 game skid against Brooklyn beating the Nets 114-86. It was a good one inside Philips Arena as the Nets tried to pick the Hawks apart but after a strong second half, Atlanta surged and grabbed the victory.  A much needed win indeed after losing back to back games against two Eastern teams.
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Going into the half, Atlanta had an 8-point lead. But as the third qtr started the Nets went on a 9-2 run and tied the game 52-52. It didn’t last long though with Dennis Schroder leading a drive that ultimately shut down the Nets for the night.
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Schroder came off the bench to have one of his best game this season grabbing a double double (15pts and 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals) and moving the ball around in a manner that opened up a lot of scoring for Atlanta. Justin Holiday was the only Hawk who didn’t score.
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Tim Hardaway Jr, helped dismantle Brooklyn as well as he seems to have taken that time in the D-league to fill in the gaps. He contributed a strong 8pts and was 4 of 5 from the field. Coach Bud said, ” Since Tim has gotten to play the last three or four or five games, hes’ been very good. “
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Coach Bud continued saying, “Overall, I’m pleased with the work put in to get here.  He’s reaping the benefits of that now. His activity defensively, his effort to get through screens and all those things have been good.  He’s just letting it come to him on offense.”
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As usual Paul Millsap led the way with 21.  Atlanta is halfway through the season. Before the Hawks hit the West, they’ll play Orlando at home on Monday.