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Raptors vs. Hawks: Hawks Keep it Rollin’ at ACC

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

In a battle of two Eastern Conference standouts, a conference leading Atlanta Hawks extended its winning streak to 11 games in a 110-89 win over the third place Toronto Raptors.

Now boasting an impressive record, it was Al Horford leading the way for the visitors with 22 points while the rest of his teammates chipped in with major contributions. Paul Millsap with 16 points and 8 rebounds, Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll going a combined 6-for-11 from thee point range while Jeff Teague contributed with 13 points and 9 assists. For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan contributed with a game-high 25 points in his second game back from injury and James Johnson came off the bench for 17 points.

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Rivers’ Ideaology Questioned As Clippers Make Moves

The Clippers have been the team to beat in Los Angeles in recent times. Undoubtedly one of the more entertaining teams to watch in the NBA, and a class above their older brothers across the hall since the later’s title run in 2010. While the Clippers have never reached the giddy heights they so desire, they have made their mark as a team on the rise in the league after years of mediocrity and failure. But they’ve never managed to get over the hump, and their latest move has brought up some very interesting view points of the current state of the franchise. 

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Milwaukee Bucks: Why I Hate the Milwaukee Bucks

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

I’m sure this will offend the “Fear the Dear” faithful… then again I’m not sure I’ll be offending THAT many people.

If you’ve followed me on twitter or listened to my guest appearance on The Hoops Podcast with fellow NBA Nation Australia writer James “Boof” McKern then you know I’m not too fond of the Milwaukee Bucks, so much so that I’ve actually put myself under a self-instituted Bucks boycott. This originally stemmed from the draft, when I said “If Milwaukee takes (fellow Canadian) Andrew Wiggins I’m not watching them until he’s traded”, but I stuck with it to this point for my own reasons. With the Bucks participating in daytime basketball against the New York Knicks as part of the NBA Global Games in London, I’ve decided to temporarily lift the ban.

Now I use the word “Hate” in the title, and that’s probably a little too strong, but here are the three main reasons why I feel the way I do.

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Dennis Schröder: Dennis the Menace Helping Hawks Success

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

I hope you’re not bored of reading about the Atlanta Hawks yet?… because here come another article.

Let’s be honest. When a team is absolutely rolling the way they are, sitting top of the Eastern Conference with an impressive 30-8 record and doing so without a true “superstar”, they deserve all the attention they’re getting and more. Quite a few fellow writers have already done some great work about team from different angles, including our very own Daniel Attias last week on the Hawks taking flight as well as our friends at Above The Rim looking at big man Paul Millsap.

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Raptors vs. Pistons: Post-Game Videos

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

Stan Van Gundy 

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Raptors vs. Pistons: Big Jonas Performance wasn’t enough for Raptors

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

The last time these two teams met a fight nearly broke out following this cheap shot by Andre Drummond while he was getting posterized by James Johnson. Raptors fans never forgot that and reminded Drummond with loud and noticeable boo’s during pre-game introductions, making the big man “Public Enemy #1″. This time it turned into a fast-paced affair that came down to the final seconds, finishing 111-114 to the Pistons.

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Celtics Fans Say Goodbye To Fan Favourite Green

It’s always hard seeing a player you like traded away. You watch these guys almost daily, playing their way through a tough 82 game regular season. It’s hard not to feel connected to these players in some way.

Some players you tend to feel an affinity to more than others.

Stand up Jeff Green.

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One in the Same

Every night before going to bed I have to allocate 10-15 minutes to try and decide which NBA game I’m going to put on to fall asleep too.

It honestly doesn’t even matter if I’m exhausted, unless there is an NBA game playing through my TV I’ll struggle to fall asleep. (more…)



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Raptors vs. Hornets: Kyle Lowry and Kemba Walker go Toe-to-Toe

By: Kamal Hylton (@KamalHylton)

After a rough ending to a six game road trip, getting run out the building by the Golden State 126-105 and Phoenix Suns 125-109, the Raptors finally returned to the Air Canada Centre to start a six game home stand against the Charlotte Hornets. With the absences of key players in Al Jefferson and DeMar DeRozan, all eyes were on the point guard battle between Kemba Walker and Kyle Lowry.

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Hawks Taking Flight

Photo courtesy of Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Photo courtesy of Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Oxford Dictionaries definition of flight is the action or process of flying through the air.

The aptly named Atlanta Hawks have a history of high flyers. The human highlight reel Dominique Wilkins electrified the NBA with his array of dazzling dunks, the diminutive Spud Webb flat out defied convention with his jaw dropping ability to leap into the air like few before have, but it’s the flight of the Hawk’s team that’s currently got tongues wagging.

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