Category Archives: NBA

Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85 (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after hitting a running three-point basket against Luis Scola #4 of the Indiana Pacers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 24, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of ”Overrated!” Game 3 did nothing to change that perception. The top-seeded Pacers are on the ropes again at the hands of the eighth-seeded Hawks, who finished six games below .500 during the regular season but truly believe they can pull off a major upset in the opening round of the playoffs. Atlanta is playing with confidence and swagger – and even got a crucial call to go its way. Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials missed him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series.

Pacers say practice got physical before Game 1 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 22: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers looks on against the Atlanta Hawks in the East Conference Quarter Finals Game Two at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 22 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were unified on three points Wednesday. Yes, they scrapped during a practice before Game 1 of their first-round series against Atlanta. Pacers players and coaches all described the physical confrontation between Stephenson and Turner through their own prisms, but nobody – including Stephenson and Turner – called it a fight.

Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - APRIL 22: The NBA announced April 22, 2014, the San Antonio Spurs Gregg Popovich has been named the NBA Coach of the Year. NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2013 in New York City. The Spurs defeat the Knicks 120-89. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career. In a career full of masterful coaching performances, Popovich may have delivered his best in season No. 18. The Spurs entered the season still thinking about the devastating loss to the Miami Heat in last summer’s classic NBA Finals. Once again thought to be too old to challenge LeBron James and the mighty Heat, the Spurs took the defending champions to seven games but couldn’t quite close it out for the franchise’s fifth NBA title.

Popovich Wins NBA Coach of the Year

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was named NBA coach of the year on Tuesday, making him just the third coach in league history to win the Red Auerbach trophy three times in his career.



Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - APRIL 21: According to reports April 21, 2014, the New York Knicks have fired head coach Mike Woodson and the entire Knicks coaching staff. PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 28: Head coach Mike Woodson of the New York Knicks reacts on the sidelines during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on March 28, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Knicks 112-88. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mike Woodson was fired as coach the New York Knicks on Monday after his team fell from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. Phil Jackson, in his first big move since becoming team president in March, said in a statement ”the time has come for change throughout the franchise.” The dismissal comes shortly after the Knicks completed a 37-45 season that began with their belief they were a serious contender. Jackson has won an NBA-record 11 championships as a coach. Jackson has said he won’t insist the Knicks run the triangle, the offensive system he used in Chicago and with the Lakers, but has made clear his belief in it.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (Yahoo Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 19: Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers in the East Conference Quarter Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 19, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta’s Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers’ grand playoff plan. The Pacers didn’t have an answer. Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points, Paul Millsap added 25 and the eighth-seeded Hawks won their first road playoff game in three years, shocking top-seeded Indiana 101-93 to take a 1-0 lead in the first-round series. Or it could be that Teague remembers the frustration Indiana caused when it clinched last year’s 4-2 first-round win on Atlanta’s home court.