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Here’s why these are not the Same Old Hawks
The AJC's Mark Bradley.

4:21 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

If you’re among those who saw the Hawks get boat-raced in the second half of Game 2 and felt moved to mutter, “Same old Hawks,” you should curb that urge to bail out. If you’re someone who stopped watching this team a while ago because you grew weary of seeing ...

Despite loss, Hawks return home with advantage

4:13 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The ball is in the Hawks’ court — literally. The Hawks host the Pacers in Game 3 on Thursday with their Eastern Conference playoff series tied 1-1. The Hawks won Game 1 convincingly and took home-court advantage. The Pacers won Game 2 in a rout and stole back the momentum. ...

Inside the game: Pacers adjust to slow Teague

3:33 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Following each Hawks playoff game, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will examine a strategic element that affected the outcome of the contest. The strategy: The Pacers used 6-foot-9 Paul George, an All-Star, to defend 6-2 point guard Jeff Teague in a 101-85 Game 2 victory. The impact: Teague scored a game-high 28 ...

Suns’ Dragic Most Improved Player

11:35 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Suns guard Goran Dragic was the runaway winner for the NBA’s Most Improved Player award, the league announced Wednesday. Dragic finished with 408 points, including 65 first-place votes. The Pacers’ Lance Stephenson and the Hornets’ Anthony Davis finished second and third. Voting is done by a panel of 126 sportswriters ...

Pacers 101, Hawks 85
Atlanta Hawks' Louis Williams (3) shoot against Indiana Pacers' Ian Mahinmi during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Updated: 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Pacers answered back. With their backs to the wall after dropping the series opener to the Hawks, the Pacers responded with a strong second half. The result was a Pacers 101-85 victory over the Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series Tuesday night at Bankers Life ...

Pacers drub Hawks to even playoff series (updated)

11:02 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Pacers answered back. Big time. Facing a must-win after dropping the series opener at home to the Hawks, the Pacers responded with a strong second half. The result was the Pacers’ convincing 101-85 victory over the Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff series Tuesday night at ...

Hawks-Pacers postgame quotes

10:42 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What they said after the Hawks’ 101-85 loss to the Pacers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Tuesday night: “I think the third quarter our execution on both ends of the court wasn’t at the level we needed it to be. Give them credit. They were aggressive. ...

Under pressure, the Pacers blow out the Hawks

9:49 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For Indiana, Game 2 had a last-stand feeling to it. “It’s a must win,” Roy Hibbert had said, and in that if nothing else the Indiana center was accurate. For the top-seeded Pacers to fall behind 2-0 and face elimination without seeing their beloved home floor again this season … ...

Ten players the ideal playoff rotation for Hawks

5:57 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer shortened his bench during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series against the Pacers. Expect a similar rotation during the remainder of the postseason. The Hawks used 10 players, with Cartier Martin logging just four minutes and rookies Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala none. “Ten ...

Up 1-0, the soaring Hawks must press their advantage

4:49 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014

The Atlanta Hawks got lucky. Not only have they been paired against as shaky a No. 1 seed as the NBA has ever seen, but this No. 1 seed is at its shakiest when facing the Hawks. There’s more to be gained here than an eyebrow-raising victory or two. There’s ...

Hawks don’t want credit, just playoff wins
Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague in action during the second half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. Atlanta defeated Indiana 101-93. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

4:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014

What’s wrong with the Pacers? That question was the focus of much of the national attention following the Hawks’ convincing Game 1 victory over the top-seeded Pacers on Saturday. What’s right with the Hawks? That question was never really raised despite the Hawks delivering a second straight drubbing to the ...

Hawks’ Teague a trouble-maker - for Pacers
Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague in action during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

4:38 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014

Round One went to Jeff Teague. The ability of the Hawks point guard to break down a defense – and distribute or score – was one of the keys of the first-round playoff series against the Pacers. Teague was more than effective with a playoff career-high 28 points in the ...

Hawks say they can play even better

4:23 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sorry Paul George. The Hawks disagree. The Hawks scored a 101-93 victory over the Pacers Saturday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs. With the win, the eighth-seeded Hawks stole home-court advantage from the top-seeded Pacers. Following the game, the Pacers’ All-Star had strong words about the Hawks’ performance. ...

Bradley’s short takes off the Hawks’ Game 1 victory

3:31 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014

1. The Hawks are perfectly suited to play the Pacers. That’s what kept this 1-versus-8 series from feeling like a typical mismatch. The Hawks are very good at spreading the floor and shooting the trey. The Pacers are good at clogging the lane. Roy Hibbert made the All-Star team because ...

For Hawks and Pacers, was Game 1 just one game?

3:24 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014

For different reasons, both sides emphasized that Saturday’s affair was only one game. But was it? Hadn’t these same Atlanta Hawks beaten these same Indiana Pacers on this same floor the same way 13 days earlier?So that makes it two games, not one, and these teams have been trending on ...

Hawks-Pacers postgame quotes

11:05 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014

What they said after the Hawks’ 101-93 Game 1 victory over the Pacers Saturday night:“Defensively, we’ll look at the film and there are areas where we can clean up and improve and there are areas where our activity and our togetherness were good. The defensive end of the court is ...

Hawks handle Pacers in Game 1 win (updated)

11:01 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Hawks returned to Indianapolis and picked up right where they left off.Two weeks after putting a 19-point hurting on the Pacers, the Hawks came back and scored a commanding 101-93 victory Saturday night.That was the regular season. This was the playoffs.The eighth-seeded Hawks stole home-court advantage from the top-seeded ...

The Hawks handle the Pacers, and this time it’s no shock

10:12 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014

Entering Game 1, folks wondered if the No. 8 seed had a chance. Headed toward Game 2, we ask a rather different question: Can the No. 8 seed sweep?The Pacers began the NBA playoffs Saturday with a case to restate. All they did was reinforce the notion that has lingered ...

Game 1: Hawks 101, Pacers 93
Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague shoots against Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert and George Hill (3) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

9:38 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Hawks returned to Indianapolis and picked up right where they left off. Two weeks after putting a 19-point hurting on the Pacers, the Hawks came back and scored a commanding 101-93 victory Saturday night. That was the regular season. This was the playoffs. The Hawks stole home-court advantage from ...

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