The Memphis Grizzlies’ 13-game win streak over Eastern Conference foes could be put to the test Saturday night.
ATLANTA – Ty Lawson lost the ball off his foot with 35 seconds in the game and Josh Smith scrambled to grab it, then finished with a dunk and drew a foul to seal a 108-104 win for the Atlanta Hawks over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday at Philips Arena.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josh Smith’s steal, jam and free throw with 31 seconds remaining extended Atlanta’s lead and the Hawks held on to beat the Denver Nuggets 108-104 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Denver Nuggets center Kosta Koufos has the flu and is not with the team for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have recalled rookie guard John Jenkins from their Bakersfield NBA Development League affiliate, and he is with the team for Wednesday night’s game against Denver.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have assigned rookies John Jenkins and Mike Scott to their Bakersfield NBA Development League affiliate.
ATLANTA — Dion Waiters insists his last shot hit the rim but everyone else in Philips Arena, including his teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers bench, saw an air ball.
ATLANTA (AP) — Alonzo Gee scored on a putback with less than 1 second remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 113-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night that snapped a four-game losing streak.
Here’s how it tends to work: The NBA jams as much basketball as it possibly can into our eyes and ears on Wednesday nights, putting two-thirds of the league or more to work and giving League Pass junkies a solid six to seven hours of roundball-related stimulation between tipoff on the East Coast and the final buzzer out west. Then, after we’ve recovered a bit, we’re served up a nice, easy-to-digest slate on Thursday nights featuring only two or three games, and headlined by the weekly TNT double-header that features a marquee matchup for prime-time Eastern audiences followed by an exciting Western Conference pairing designed to keep you awake, entranced and ready for the comedy stylings of the “Inside the NBA” crew’s postgame show.
It’s a good, manageable formula, provided the headline games are interesting, and with a clash of the titans between the defending NBA champion Miami Heat and Western Conference finalist San Antonio Spurs — two teams that have combined to win 23 games this season and lose just six — batting leadoff, this Thursday night’s slate sure seemed to fit the bill.
There’s just one problem: The reigning Coach of the Year doesn’t seem to care much about the formula. From Spurs beat man Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News :
It appears Gregg Popovich has done it again.
With the road miles piling up on his veteran team, the Spurs coach has dispatched four of his top five leading scorers home to San Antonio [...] Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green did not travel with the team after Wednesday night’s win in Orlando, instead heading back to South Texas this morning for an extra day of rest leading up to Saturday’s sure-to-be-rugged home game against Memphis.
The four were spotted on a Southwest flight making a pre-lunch escape from central Florida.
How much Nando De Colo, Patty Mills and James Anderson were you itching to see tonight? Did you answer, “Tons?” Well, then, lucky you!
Rajon Rondo needs to learn he’s now a superstar. He can’t keep risking suspensions at the cost of his team.