Atlanta Hawks News - 2013 Hawks Basketball Updates
11/4/13 – Atlanta Hawks tickets are up
83% since last season, averaging $140 for a seat inside Philips Arena. If you can’t make every game this 2013-14 season, make sure to catch these must-see matchups: first, Atlanta vs. Detroit (11/20) for Josh Smith’s return. The mid-November game is one of the cheapest on the Hawks home schedule and features two teams who will be competing for a playoff berth come end-of-season. Another key matchup this season for the Hawks: Atlanta vs. Indiana in a first round NBA playoff rematch. The Pacers
beat the Hawks in six in the Conference quarterfinals last year; the January matchup will be the fourth in a string of eight grueling Hawks games that month. Third, Atlanta vs. Milwaukee
(3/13) for former Coach Larry Drew and Center Zaza Pachulia returns; the game against the Bucks is the second between the two teams this season and is averaging $99 (seventh cheapest). Perhaps the biggest game for the Hawks, comes end-of-season (4/2) against the Chicago Bulls
. It’ll provide a good indication as to how ready Atlanta is heading into the playoffs. Entering the season Bulls vs. Hawks tickets for the April matchup are averaging $212, $3 less than the 2/25 games in Atlanta.
8/7/13 - After again crashing in the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks parted ways with coach Larry Drew and star forward Josh Smith this offseason. Smith will return to Atlanta for the first time, as a member of the Detroit Pistons
, on 11/20. New coach and former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer will be charged with bringing the Hawks to prominence in the Eastern Conference behind the efficient frontcourt of 2-time All-Star Al Horford and free agent acquisition Paul Millsap
4/1/13 - For the 6th straight season the Atlanta Hawks secure a spot in the NBA Playoffs. If the Playoffs started today, the Hawks would matchup against the New York Knicks, a team they’ll play two days from now at Phillips Arena. The matchup is the most expensive home game left on the Hawks schedule and is more than double the average price of the next most expensive game. If Atlanta wants to make a run deep into the Playoffs, they’ll need their big men Al Horford and Josh Smith to lead the way. Hawks playoff tickets went on sale to the general public this morning.
Atlanta Hawks 2013-14 Season
Expected to be active at the NBA's trade deadline, the Atlanta Hawks made one minor deal, while retaining their leading scorer Josh Smith — despite leaguewide interest — for the stretch run. Currently the Hawks stand second in the Southeast Division, but well back of the pacesetting Miami Heat
, and in the lower half of the playoff chase in the Eastern Conference overall. In addition to Smith, Hawks offensive output comes from center Al Horford, the team's leading rebounder and shot-blocker; and point guard Jeff Teague, who paces the team in assists and steals; Kyle Korver also chips in with offensive contributions. Devin Harris, Zaza Pachulia, and DeShawn Stevenson provide added support off the bench. The team stands in the middle of the league in both points scored per game average, and points allowed per game, averaging just shy of 97 points per game while allowing just over 96. If the Hawks can keep winning, they will be in a solid position in the playoffs, where the Philips Arena crowds can cheer the home team deep into this season’s playoffs
Atlanta Hawks tickets at Phillips Arena average $50 in 2013, one of the best NBA tickets deals this season. By comparison, the NBA tickets average is $104. Hawks home games with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets, however, average $205, $130, and $104. Popular games on the 2013 Atlanta Hawks schedule with cheap Hawks basketball tickets include the Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Portland Trail Blazers. Hawks tickets on the road average $97, almost double the price of admission in Atlanta.