Remembering the last time #Hawks played Washington in the playoffs

This time, the Hawks are slight favorites. Thirty six years ago, Atlanta pushed the defending NBA champions, led by Elvin Hayes and Bob Dandridge, to the brink in a classic seven-game series. It should not have taken the Bullets so long to realize that their tormentors, ballyhooed as the mechanical creation of that raging martinet,…

Bullseye, Rory Sparrow!

John Sterling is worse than you think. (For those too young to remember Sterling’s stints as a Braves announcer and voice of the Hawks, consider yourself lucky.)

R.I.P. Dan Roundfield

Dan Roundfield, arguably the best pure power forward in Atlanta Hawks history, drowned Monday off the coast of Aruba. He made three All-Star teams as a Hawk and was a regular on the NBA’s All-Defensive squad. Roundfield averaged 10 rebounds or better in each of his seasons in Atlanta and was a decent scorer, as…

A Hawk soars in the NBA Finals

Yes, that was an ex-Hawk sinking the three-pointer that won Game 5 for Dallas — probably the closest Atlanta will ever get to the finals. Baseball desperately needs a World Series as compelling as this championship has been. Last one I recall happened 20 years ago. Speaking of the NBA, I think we can agree…

Still a Braves town (on TV, at least)

WSB’s Zach Klein tweets: @Braves vs Phillies = 4.7 rating. @Atlanta_Hawks vs Bucks in Gm 2 playoffs did a 3.8 Congrats to the Hawks, who appear poised for a showdown with Orlando in the conference semifinals. The franchise last advanced past the semis in 1970, when Richie Guerin was coach (and a back-up guard).

A pro sports town

Fuck college sports. Boring (save for the NCAA tourney). Bank on it — the Hawks, Braves and Falcons will all make the playoffs this year. And if you haven’t watched the Hawks lately, you’re missing out. Tonight’s win over Orlando (yech!) was inspired.