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NBA: The Cavaliers Have Competition in the Eastern Conference

For the past few seasons the Eastern Conference has been known as the weaker of the two in the NBA. Teams in the East were viewed as "easy wins" for opposing teams, but this year is proving to be different. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still the great team many expected, the problem for the Cavaliers is the other Eastern Conference teams are better than expected. In 2015-2016, the NBA has
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2015 NBA Free Agency: Will the Atlanta Hawks Target LaMarcus Aldridge and Jimmy Butler?

ATLANTA-- After being eliminated by the Cleveland Cavaliers last night, it looks like the Atlanta Hawks have tough decisions to make in the upcoming free agency period. Small forward DaMarre Carroll, power forward Paul Millsap, power forward Elton Brand, shooting guard John Jenkins and power forward Pero Antic will become free agents this year. Antic is the only unrestricted free agent of the group. The Hawks must consider forward LaMarcus Aldridge their top free agent
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2015 NBA Playoffs: How Sweep It Is! Cavaliers Demolish Hawks, Advance To NBA Finals

CLEVELAND --  In a game that was decided early, the Cleveland Cavaliers  left no doubt in demolishing the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, 118-88 to advance to the NBA Finals. With the win, they advance to the Finals for the second time in franchise history and the first time since 2007, where they would get swept by the San Antonio Spurs. Two nights after out-lasting the Hawks in a 114-111 overtime thriller,
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2015 Eastern Conference Finals: Why the Atlanta Hawks Are Losing

CLEVELAND-- Atlanta Hawks fans are searching for answers after losing a close battle against the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-111 last night. The Hawks are down three games to zero and face almost certain elimination. What is the biggest flaw that plagues the Hawks? Was there a sign in the first round that the Hawks record and regular season accomplishments were a mirage of the team's true level of strength? As mentioned
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2015 NBA Playoffs: Is Matthew Dellavedova A Dirty Player?

CLEVELAND – Another game, another ejection with the Cleveland Cavaliers scrappy Australian bulldog of a point guard, Matthew Dellavedova being in the middle of the chaos. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFptiDYgYzo[/embed] In perhaps the series-defining moment towards the end of the first half, he fell towards the direction of Atlanta Hawks All-Star center Al Horford and his ankle, to which both would become entangled on the floor, while going for a loose ball, leading
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2015 NBA Playoffs: Up 2-0, Cavs Exposing Overrated Hawks

CLEVELAND – After two convincing road wins in the Eastern Conference finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have all but exposed the overrated top-seeded Atlanta Hawks. Before you continue reading my blog, I am sure how you are wondering why this writer is calling a team that won 60 regular-season games, sent four players to the All-Star Game and had it’s coach named NBA Coach of the Year? Simple, because regular-season achievements
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2015 East Finals Game 1 Recap: J.R. Smith Torches Hawks, DeMarre Carroll Injured In 97-89 Cavs Win

ATLANTA – Going into Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, all the talk was about the ailing health of All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, thanks to a playoff-best 28 points from J.R. Smith, the Cleveland Cavaliers wrestled away home-court advantage in a 97-89 victory. Smith, one of two players acquired from the New York Knicks in a three-team deal for Dion Waiters, set a franchise
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2015 NBA Playoffs: INSCMagazine’s Conference Final Picks

With the second round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the books, the conference final matchups are set. Here are INSCMagazine’s conference final predictions. (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers: As if destiny had already planned this, you have the top two teams in the East meeting in the conference finals in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks. In the ultimate matchup of the best player on the planet
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NBA: Will LeBron James and the Cavaliers Get Second Chance for First Championship?

ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Atlanta Hawks and the Coach of the Year winner Mike Budenholzer on Wednesday, in what will be a very exciting series. Three Pointer War Atlanta came into the playoffs soaring high with the momentum of their 60 wins, as their offense is consistently sparked by three-point sharpshooter Kyle Korver. Known for their high-octane offense, Atlanta's defense needs to improve rapidly to
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2015 NBA Playoffs Recap: Cavs, Warriors and Hawks Clinch, Rockets Force Game 7

Thanks to series-clinching wins by the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, the conference finals playoff picture is taking shape. Atlanta Hawks 94, Washington Wizards 91 (Friday): Thanks to a potential game-tying three-pointer by Paul Pierce being reversed by instant replay, the East-leading Atlanta Hawks defeated the Washington Wizards, 94-91, eliminating them 4-2. With the win, they advance to the East Finals for the first time since 1970.