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Second Round Game 1: Hawks-Bulls Preview

Season Series: Chicago won series 2-1 Game 1: Atlanta won 83-80 (Al Horford: 31 points, 16 rebounds) Game 2: Chicago won 94-76 (Derrick Rose: 34 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) Game 3: Chicago won 114-81 (Derrick Rose: 30 points; Luol Deng: +39 plus/minus) Injuries: Kirk Hinrich: hamstring strain (doubtful for entire series) Overview: After four […]

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Hawks-Bulls Second Round Playoff Preview

References: For this preview, I gathered stats from the following sites: 82games Basketball-Reference ESPN.com Hoopdata TeamRankings Atlanta on offense: Allow me to present some meaningful offensive numbers: 30th in FGA at rim (20.0) 29th in Free Throw Attempts (1,728) 29th in Offensive Rebound Percentage (.209) 28th in Points in Paint (36.5) 20th Offensive Rating (106.1) 18th in Three-point Percentage […]

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The Hawks are coming! The Hawks are coming!

The mystery is over. The Bulls will face the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the NBA playoffs. I plan to publish my full Hawks-Bulls preview this weekend. For now, a few thoughts: First things first. By the Horns reader inkybreath asked: “Am I missing something … did Orlando have any business losing to […]

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Complete and Utter Domination: Bulls 114, Hawks 81

You know what I took from this game against the Hawks? People better start listening to what Derrick Rose has to say. And beware. Rose is a both humble and quite, which borders on amazing when you stop and consider his current stature among the NBA greats. His “aw schucks” attitude and respectful demeanor aren’t acts. In a […]

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Bulls-Hawks Preview

Atlanta Hawks Status Check: Record: 40-30 Division: 8-4 Conference: 16-23 Home Record: 17-16 Last 10 Games: 4-6 Streak: Won 1 Last game: Won 104-96 over Detroit PPG: 95.4 (25th) Opponents PPG: 95.3 (9th) Offensive Rating: 106.3 (19th) Defensive Rating: 106.2 (13th) Pace: 89.5 (27th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .502 (11th) Turnover Percentage: .135 (19th) Defensive […]

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Building Momentum: Bulls 94, Hawks 76

How can you tell when a team is clicking? When they blow out a solid playoff team with relative ease despite missing a guy who ranks second on the team in scoring, rebounding and player efficiency rating. When said blowout happens despite the fact that Joakim Noah went scoreless (0-for-4 from the field and no […]

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Hawks-Bulls Preview

Atlanta Hawks Status Check: Record: 37-27 Division: 8-3 Conference: 25-13 Road Record: 19-15 Last 10 Games: 3-7 Streak: Lost 3 Last game: Lost 101-87 to the Lakers PPG: 95.7 (25th) Opponents PPG: 95.4 (9th) Offensive Rating: 106.5 (19th) Defensive Rating: 106.1 (13th) Pace: 89.6 (27th) Effective Field Goal Percentage: .500 (12th) Turnover Percentage: .136 (18th) Defensive Rebound […]

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