Playoff Capsule: Atlanta Hawks

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The Hawks find themselves in a familiar spot once again this year; headed to the playoffs as a middle seed in the Eastern Conference for the fifth consecutive year (8 seed in 2008). However, there are some major differences that separate this year’s team from those in the past. The most notable … [Read more...]

Boston’s Veteran Defense Stops Atlanta’s Trickery

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The Celtics may have lost to the Hawks in double overtime on Friday night, but Boston was able to send the game to overtime because of their stifling defense on the final possession of regulation Let’s take a look at how they did it. For the the final play of regulation the Hawks had the ball out … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Late Game Offense

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we’ve got … [Read more...]

3-Point Play: Korver, Redick and Dunleavy Passing Off Pin-downs

Welcome back to The 3-Point Play, a semi-regular recurring feature here at HoopChalk. Every so often, I’ll take a quick look at sets from three different teams that have something in common. Rather than devoting a separate post to each of them, they’ll all be grouped together here. Today, we've got … [Read more...]

Indiana’s Defensive Miscommunication Seals Their Fate

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During the final possessions of the Hawks win over the Pacers, communication on the defense proved to be the game's deciding factor. Let’s take a look at what went wrong for the Pacers and right for the Hawks. Down by one with 19 seconds remaining, the Pacers were forced to foul in order to get … [Read more...]

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