Weekly Rewind - Week 12

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Week of Jan. 24, 2005

Josh Childress

"The weird thing is you spend your entire life trying to grow facial hair and then when you can, you've got to get rid of it to keep your daughter from thinking you're big foot."

-- Hawks center Jason Collier, discussing why he shaves.

Childress wins the award this week for his performance Saturday night in the Hawks' come-from-behind win over the Boston Celtics. The rookie scored a career-high 19 points, including a critical three-pointer to put the Hawks ahead in the final minutes. Childress also tied a career-best with 10 rebounds against New Jersey on Monday.

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    Childress's Stats:
    01/17 vs NJN
    01/19 @ MIA
    01/21 @ CHI
    01/15 vs BOS
  • Jan. 24 vs Chicago | Tickets
    The Hawks face the Bulls for the second time in four days. The Bulls should provide inspiration for Hawks fans, as they started out the season 2-13 before turning things around to their current 19-19 mark. The Hawks had a three-game winning streak agains the Bulls snapped on Friday, but have beaten Chicago two straight at home.
    Jan. 17:
    Nets 85
    Hawks 84
    Recap | Box Score | Video
    Jan. 26 at Minnesota
    The Timberwolves have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league so far this season, sitting at just 21-19 through 40 games. Last season at this time, Minnesota was 28-12 and on their way to the Western Conference finals. The harmony that got them there has evaporated this year thanks to in-fighting and contractual disagreements, which could allow the Hawks to sneak out a victory at the Target Center for the first time since 1997.
    Jan. 19:
    Heat 111
    Hawks 92
    Recap | Box Score | Video
    Jan. 28 vs Miami | Tickets
    The Hawks face the Heat for the final time this season. Though the Hawks have dropped their first three against Miami this season, the team has been competitive in all of them. Much like the previous meetings, the task at hand will be to find a way to slow down the Shaq-Dwyane Wade combo, who have combined for more than 50 points in each of the first three games.
    Jan. 21:
    Bulls 95
    Hawks 85
    Recap | Box Score | Video
    Jan. 29 at Memphis
    Things have turned around considerably since the last time the Hawks saw them back in early December. 7-12 at the time, the Grizzlies have responded to new coach (and former Hawks frontman) Mike Fratello, going 16-7 since then (and 9-2 in January) to move back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies get the job done through great teamwork, as only one player, Pau Gasol, is averaging more than 11.8 points per game.
    Jan. 22:
    Hawks 100
    Celtics 96
    Recap | Box Score | Video

    Al Harrington's calf

    "The Hawks are embarking on a tough stretch of their schedule, but with J. Smoove playing above the rim every single night, Al Harrington scoring at will and 'Toine continuing his all-around solid play, Atlanta is no longer an easy "W" for any opponent. The rest of the league now knows that every game with the Hawks will be a fight to the finish!"

    - Mike S., Bethlehem, PA

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    Harrington has a tattoo on his left calf with the inscription I DO IT 4 THE LOVE sandwiched over a basketball player driving to the hoop. He says the tattoo is to remind himself why he is here: "It's self-explanatory. I play because I love the game. If I wasn't a professional, I would probably be in a gym somewhere or at the YMCA playing every day."

    Two Hawks players set new career-highs in Saturday's victory over the Celtics. Al Harrington had career-best 17 boards (including nine offensive), while Josh Childress eclipsed his previous best with 19 points in the team's four-point win.

    Rise Up Atlanta! Antoine Walker and Josh Smith do a little side-bump during their win over the Celtics on Saturday night. The Hawks rallied from 17 down in the second half to win 100-96, with Walker scoring a game-high 29.

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