Bernucca: The Hawks Are Real and They Are Spectacular

Hawks core for 2014

Why do doubts remain about the Atlanta Hawks? The Hawks are 40-8. They have lost twice since Thanksgiving. They have beaten Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas, the LA Clippers, Cleveland again, Portland, the Clippers again, Memphis, Washington, Toronto, Chicago again, Oklahoma City and Portland again. The Hawks just completed the best undefeated month in NBA history, going 17-0 in January. They have won 19 consecutive games, the fifth-longest streak in league annals. They have won 12 straight road games. What seems to be the

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Tweet of the Night: Enes Kanter not shy about the comments he made about Klay Thompson and Andrew Bogut

Enes Kanter

A few weeks ago, James Harden learned the hard way that talking negatively about the Golden State Warriors doesn’t do any good for his team on the court. Apparently, Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz wasn’t paying attention because he had some interesting things to say about the Warriors on Friday prior to their final meeting of the season, from CSN Bay Area (keep in mind that the Jazz had lost the previous two games by an average of 12 points and

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SH Blog: LeBron James says 29-point loss to Hawks is not embarrassing, Mavericks trying to acquire Rajon Rondo

LeBron James

After going on an eight-game tear through the early parts of December, it looked as though the Cleveland Cavaliers were finally starting to figure things out. LeBron James took on more of a point forward’s role, Kyrie Irving became the go-to scorer, and Kevin Love was seemingly the third option on most nights. But just as things began to look much better, the tides have turned again recently, with the Cavaliers losing three of their last four contests, including Wednesday’s 127-98

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Tweet of the Night: Andrew Bogut provides an update on his knee issue, laughs at an old Mark Jackson joke from last year

Bogut

The streaking Golden State Warriors had a scare on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves when defensive anchor Andrew Bogut left just two minutes into the game and remained out for the remainder of the contest due to what the team called a “knee irritation”. Even without the best defensively rated player in the league, the Warriors easily got by the depleted Timberwolves 102-86, needing Stephen Curry to play only three quarters. The point guard ended his night with 21 points on 10-of-21

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SH Blog: Love not thrilled with his role on offense, SVG fires back at Markieff Morris

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this for Kevin Love when news broke that he would be joining LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in Cleveland over the summer. Sure, he was supposed to sacrifice like everyone else. That’s expected when you build a super team like this because there is only one basketball to go around. Just ask Chris Bosh, who went from averaging 24 points in Toronto to never sniffing 20 points again (regularly in the 18-point range) when he

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Fantasy Spin: Warriors Invade L.A.

Warriors

Good morning! Many of you are focused on the NFL every Sunday, but don’t forget there are two ways to play daily fantasy hoops. Contests close at 1:00 ET for all four NBA games and at 6:00 ET for the three best ones.

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SH Blog: LeBron James and Kyrie Irving exchange words, Bogut says Warriors didn’t practice a lot last year

lebron-james

We knew there would be some bumps and bruises along the way, but going 1-3 in their first four games is not what anyone envisioned when the Cleveland Cavaliers acquired LeBron James and Kevin Love in the offseason. Unfortunately for them, that’s exactly where they are after losing to the Utah Jazz 102-100 on Wednesday thanks to a game-winning buzzer-beater from Gordon Hayward. The offense for the Cavaliers is very much in the infant stages, and David Blatt has yet to

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