Let’s go streaking!
It’s Inspiration Night at the Highlight Factory, and with gospel music all abound, an appreciative Friday Night crowd hopes to stomp and sing one particular player’s praises when the Atlanta Hawks face the Cleveland Cavaliers (7:30 PM Eastern, SportSouth, FoxSports Ohio).
Round of applause, Kyle Korver! Congratulations, you beat them odds! By raining one more triple from the heavens tonight Kyle will have an NBA record, consecutive games with at least one three-pointer, all to his lonesome.
While Ky has indeed been jelly for 89 games and counting, lost amid the hullabaloo about The Threak is that the 32-year-old is relied upon like never before (career-high 33.5 minutes per game) and is rewarding his team by shooting the lights out almost everywhere across the floor. Korver is shooting not only 51.8% on threes (3rd in NBA), but 55.3% on twos and 93.8% on free throws, makin...
After a nail-biting loss in San Antonio, another hold-on-to-your-seat game is hopefully in store for fans of your Atlanta Hawks, hosting the L.A. Clippers this evening (7:30 PM Eastern, SportSouth, FSN Prime Ticket).
Formerly with the Celtics until they read the writing on the wall, several ex-Hawks (Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers and his assistants, Armond Hill and Tyronn Lue) will patrol the sideline as the group formerly known as “That Other L.A. Team” embarks on a seven-game road swing over the next week, including a visit to their old stomping grounds in Boston next Wednesday. They’d like to build some positive momentum going into Beantown, beginning tonight at the Highlight Factory if the Hawks allow.
Their 105-100 loss at Staples on Sunday to the buzzsawing Pacers clipped the 12-6 Clips’ four-game winning streak. It was their first game absent J.J. Redick, who will be out of action over the next month-and-a-half with a...
Your Atlanta Hawks can cling yet again onto the 3rd seed in the frail Eastern Conference with a road victory tonight against the… oh, c’mon! Who are we fooling, here, really? The Hawks don’t win games in San Antonio!
The last time the Hawks came out on top in The Alamo City, Paul Walker was just beginning to ponder whether he oughta be in pictures. Absent stars David Robinson, and Sean Elliott for most of that season, aging Spurs leading scorer Dominique Wilkins and two future NBA coaches, Avery Johnson and Vinnie Del Negro, could do little to stop Steve Smith and Mookie Blaylock from going almost wire-to-wire for a road win on February 15, 1997. The perennially playoff-bound Hawks pushed new coach Gregg Popovich’s 12-37 Spurs team closer to the top spot in the 1997 Lottery.
Flash forward to 2013, and Nique is now on the Hawks’ broadcast team, discerning good shots from not-good shots, tough shots...