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April 21, 2015 Updates

Hawks center Al Horford says he's definitely playing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets. Horford dislocated his right pinky finger in the series opener, won by the Hawks 99-92. After a workout Monday, he said there was still some doubt about his playing status. But, after a full practice Tuesday, Horford said the finger feels much better and he's certain to be in the starting lineup. USA Today Sports

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Budenholzer, in his second season with the Hawks, led the team to a franchise-record 60 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. He guided the team to 38 wins and a playoff berth last season in his first year. The 22-win improvement garned him 513 points, including 67 first-place votes. The Warriors’ Steve Kerr was second with 471 points, including 56 first-place votes. Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks was third with one first-place vote and 57 total points. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jeff Zillgitt: Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer named 2014-15 NBA coach of the year, edges Warriros coach Steve Kerr by 42 points Twitter @JeffZillgitt

Simply put, Hollins isn’t too concerned with stopping Kyle Korver. “How many shots did he take yesterday and how many did he miss? See, if he’s that good, he’d make all of them.” Hollins said. “Everybody misses, man. He’s a good shooter, I acknowledge that, we acknowledge that as a team, we game plan for him because he is a great shooter. But until he starts shooting 100%, we’ve got to play and be in position to help, and then recover, and close out. “It’s not like we’re talking (Stephen) Curry. Korver, he’s a great come-off-the-screen guy, he’s great with moving without the ball, but he rarely puts the ball on the floor like Curry and shakes you up.” New York Daily News

“I just think he’s in the right situation (in Atlanta),” said Williams, who played with Korver for three seasons in Utah. “He just has freedom here, complete freedom. A lot of coaches don’t like shots early in the shot clock. But for him to get open, that’s what he has to take because guys are sitting on him in the halfcourt. And so when he comes down in transition, he’s firing. When you’re shooting 60% from 3, that’s a pretty good shot.” New York Daily News

April 20, 2015 Updates

The Hawks’ planned t-shirt giveaway for Game 1 of their playoff series had to be scraped when it was discovered that the name of one of their starting players was missing from the apparel. On Friday, Philips Arena workers place the red t-shirts over each seat. On Saturday, they were all gone. They were not replaced by Sunday’s series opener against the Nets. The t-shirts were emblazoned with the name of each Hawks player – but one. It was not immediately known whether the team plans to distribute updated t-shirts later in the series. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chris Vivlamore: Hawks announce Ludacris to perform at Game 2 ... but you already knew that. #ATLHawks Twitter @CVivlamoreAJC

April 19, 2015 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN HAWKS HISTORY

While arguably the most popular, Dominique Wilkins is not the best player in franchise history.

   

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