RealClearSports
Advertisement

Do Hawks Have a Second Option?

AP Photo

It took barely a week, but the industrious Hawks have done it. They’ve thrown away a 1-0 series lead and an 11-point advantage in a Game 2 for which the best Celtic was suspended, and they’re back where they feel most accustomed — being given no chance to do anything except embarrass themselves further.

Surely more folks would grant them a chance if they gave any indication they’d know what to do with one, but these are, for better and worse, the Hawks. In Boston they managed an improbable double, even by their crazy-quilt standards: They played a strong Game 3 without Josh Smith and Al Horford and a terrible Game 4 with both on the floor.

Smith scored 15 points in his return from a knee sprain and Horford 12 in his first game since Jan. 11 —...

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Rondo Aims to Become Celtics' Glue

Marc J. Spears, Yahoo! Sports - September 27, 2012

The Boston Celtics spent last week in enemy territory, daring to venture into Los Angeles to spend some time together. They scrimmaged at UCLA, ate lunch at Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles and hung out at the homes of Paul Pierce... more »

Spoelstra's Focus Fully Forward

Dave Hyde, South Florida Sun Sentinel - September 28, 2012

On the day before the Heat start again, the Thursday before they roll out basketballs in practice as champions, here was their coach showing everyone how to approach this new world. Erik Spoelstra had been sitting at a table... more »

Feeling Around Heat: We've Only Just Begun

Greg Cote, Miami Herald - September 29, 2012

 Dwyane Wade sat for questions first at the Heat’s annual media-day sessions Friday, the fruits of respect and seniority, and near the end a disembodied voice instructed reporters, “Last question.”It was LeBron James... more »

NBA Questions Needing Some Answers

Sam Amico, Fox Sports - September 26, 2012

NBA teams playing preseason games overseas open training camp Friday. Everyone else begins early next week.And just like every October, each team has pressing issues that need addressed by the time the season tips off Oct.... more »

Lakers Already Equal Heat ... With Bettors

Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times - September 25, 2012

Ten and 12 may be the new lucky numbers in Las Vegas. Those are the jersey numbers of recent Lakers acquisitions Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, otherwise known as the saviors of a franchise that stumbled in the Western Conference... more »