Posts tagged "Atlanta Hawks"

Hawks control their own destiny and look like they want sixth

The Atlanta Hawks controlled their own destiny. Two wins, and they had fifth. However, if they're really aiming for sixth they still control their own destiny since two losses puts them in sixth regardless of what Chicago does. The Hawks appeared to throw their game against Toronto as they played with minimal energy, rested Horford, and barely played their starters...

Noah and Gibson return as Bulls prepare for playoffs

The Chicago Bulls beat the Orlando Magic last night keeping alive their slim hopes for a fifth seeded matchup against a Nets team they've beaten with the D-League portion of their roster...

Chicago Bulls first round opponent: Knicks, Pacers, Nets, Hawks?

The Bulls aren't going to finish 2nd or third in the conference this season. Barring an epic collapse, they also won't finish seventh or eighth as they have two games and the tie breaker on a Boston team that's struggling to win games not to mention a soft schedule remaining and Milwaukee's all but eliminated from catching them. They're squarely in the 4-6 slot in the bracket which gives them four potential playoff matchups...
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Depleted Bulls fall to Brooklyn, top the Hawks in a weekend back to back

With Joakim Noah resting a sore foot, Kirk Hinrich having his elbow examined, and Carlos Boozer still nursing a sore hamstring, the Chicago Bulls aren't in the best spot health wise to begin a long road trip. However, they've comported themselves well splitting the first two games since the injuries mounted to the Nets and Hawks...

Bulls prepare for Hawks after building a mansion against the Suns

After a huge win in New York where Chicago lost the rebounding battle, turnover battle, and allowed 50% three point shooting but cruised to an easy victory anyway. The Bulls followed up that performance by throwing enough bricks to build five bedroom house against Phoenix and need to figure out how to win at home against the Hawks...

Bulls trade Korver for second rounder and...

The Bulls have reportedly traded Kyle Korver for a second round pick to the Atlanta Hawks via Minnesota. Several questions still seem unresolved at the moment, but however they're resolved, this seems like a good move for the Bulls in terms of retaining flexibility...
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Bulls trounce Atlanta, win (at least) four straight when I predict a loss

Bulls trounce Atlanta, win (at least) four straight when I predict a loss
I'm debating about whether I should simply never predict a loss for my personal credibility or always predict a loss in order to assure a Chicago victory. The Bulls calmed my anxiety by playing the same stifling defense used to crush Orlando...

Bulls at Hawks 6:30 on CSN - Lack of back to back loss streak on the line

Bulls at Hawks 6:30 on CSN - Lack of back to back loss streak on the line
The Chicago Bulls head into Atlanta off of a loss and will bring their streak of "no consecutive losses" with them. They're the only team in the NBA that hasn't dropped two games in a row at some point. Tonight will be a big test in keeping that streak alive, and quite frankly, I'm not that optimistic...

Bulls vs Pistons 7pm on CSN and some final Atlanta thoughts

Bulls vs Pistons 7pm on CSN and some final Atlanta thoughts
Will Rip Hamilton fight through a sore groin to get revenge on his former team again? Let's hope not. At least not unless he's fully healthy, because aggravating a groin injury in an attempt to punish the Pistons for not starting him last season isn't all that helpful for the Bulls long term...
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Derrick Rose carries the Bulls to victory

Derrick Rose carries the Bulls to victory
Through three periods the Chicago Bulls scored 42 points. No one deserves to be in a basketball game when they've scored 42 points through three periods. Not in the NBA. However, their defense played fairly well over that stretch holding the Hawks to 56. 14 points, a lot to overcome...