ATLANTA - One day after the Atlanta Hawks were bounced from the NBA playoffs, Larry Drew remained their coach.
ATLANTA - George Hill and David West each scored 21 points and the Indiana Pacers withstood a furious Atlanta comeback in the fourth quarter, beating the Hawks 81-73 on Friday night to close out the opening-round playoff series four games to two.
ATLANTA - After a dismal playoff performance, the Atlanta Hawks decided it was best to spend some time away from each other.
INDIANAPOLIS - David West scored 24 points and Paul George had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana past Atlanta 106-83 on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 playoff series lead.
ATLANTA - Heading to his locker to get dressed, Josh Smith griped a bit when told he would have to go to the podium for the second game in a row.
ATLANTA - When Ivan Johnson is banging around in the lane and staring down opponents, the Atlanta Hawks are a different team.
ATLANTA - Al Horford had 26 points and 16 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks turned things around dramatically in their playoff series against Indiana, blowing out the Pacers 90-69 in Game 3 Saturday night.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks are trying to stay upbeat. Yet, they know the playoffs can't keep going like this. Beaten up and blown out in the first two games of their opening-round series against the Indiana Pacers, the Hawks were pondering lineup changes heading into Game 3 Saturday night. Coach Larry Drew said he's looking for improvement at both ends of the court, but it's clear that he's mainly concerned about getting tougher defensively. ...
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana had everything covered Wednesday night. When Atlanta tried to get tough, the Pacers buckled down and got even tougher. When the Hawks tried to run, the Pacers simply slowed them down. And when the Hawks tried to rally, well, the Pacers punched back with Paul George, George Hill or any other open shooter. The result was the same. George scored 27 points, his second straight playoff career high, Hill finished with 22 ...
INDIANAPOLIS - The Atlanta Hawks are ready to start mixing it up with Indiana.
ATLANTA - On the flight back to Atlanta, Hawks coach Larry Drew watched tape of his team getting pushed around in Game 1 of the playoffs.
INDIANAPOLIS - Paul George insisted a little rest and a new focus would make change everything for the Indiana Pacers.
INDIANAPOLIS - When it comes to the NBA playoffs, matchups matter. Atlanta likes to run. Indiana gets physical. Paul George will try to attack. Kyle Korver might be content to knock down 3-pointers. Both teams know what's coming and have spent the last three days preparing to defend against their biggest weaknesses while exploiting their top advantages when the best-of-seven series opens Sunday in Indianapolis. "When you look at us on paper from a matchup ...
ATLANTA - Major changes are looming for the Atlanta Hawks. But first, the playoffs. The Hawks, who will face the Pacers in an opening-round series that begins Sunday in Indianapolis, know they will likely look a lot different by the time next season rolls around. Only three players are definitely under contract beyond this summer. Coach Larry Drew is in the final year of his deal, as well. To have any success in the postseason, ...
ATLANTA - Larry Drew has no regrets about his decision to rest Atlanta's starters in losses to Toronto and the New York Knicks to end the regular season.
ATLANTA - More than a week after getting bounced from the NBA playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks are still trying to figure out who's going to coach them next season.
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