Hawks Vs. Spurs: San Antonio Races By Atlanta, 105-83

The Hawks were outclassed by the Spurs 105-83 on Wednesday night.

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Kirk Hinrich Injury: Hawks Guard Makes Season Debut Against Spurs

Atlanta Hawks guard Kirk Hinrich made his return to the Hawks lineup Wednesday night when he checked in late in the first quarter replacing Jeff Teague. Hinrich missed the first 18 games of the season after having off season surgery to his left shoulder. His return is expected to give the Hawks an added boost off the bench at both the point guard and shooting guard positions.

Before the game, Hawks coach Larry Drew indicated that the team would bring Hinrich along slowly. Hinrich logged just over 13 minutes in his first game scoring seven points on 3-4 shooting. He hit his only three-point attempt and was credited with one steal and two turnovers in the Hawks 105-83 loss to the Spurs.

Hinrich replaced Jannero Pargo in the rotation for the Hawks. Pargo ended up playing the final 5:33 of the game after Drew had emptied his bench with San Antonio leading big.

For more on Kirk Hinrich and the Atlanta Hawks be sure to check out Peachtree Hoops. For more news and analysis from around the NBA be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball Page.

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Hawks Vs. Spurs Final Score Update: Spurs Race By Hawks, 105-83

Five Spurs scored in double figures and San Antonio kept up its stellar play at home, racing by the Hawks by a score of 105-83 on Wednesday night.

F Matt Bonner and F DeJuan Blair led all Spurs with 17 points each, and San Antonio nailed 11 three pointers to run away from the visiting Hawks.

Atlanta's winless drought in San Antonio will continue, as the Hawks haven't defeated the Spurs on their home court in fifteen years.

PG Jeff Teague scored 20 points, but failed to assist on a single basket, and the Hawks made it to the free throw line just 10 times as a team.

The loss is just Atlanta's second in eight games, and they will continue their five game road swing on Friday night in Detroit.

For more on the Hawks go visit Peach Tree Hoops and for all things on the Spurs go check out Pounding The Rock. For more NBA basketball news and analysis be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Hawks Vs. Spurs Halftime Score Update: Atlanta Trails, 48-44

Jeff Teague led the way with 13 points, but the Hawks find themselves down 48-44 at halftime of Wednesday night's road match-up with the Spurs.

Teague hit six of his eight shots, and Atlanta connected on nearly 48% of their first half shots as a team.

G Kirk Hinrich made his season debut for the Hawks, and hit both of his field goal attempts for five points in just four minutes of action. Hinrich adds depth and experience to a thin Hawks backcourt, and his role should steadily increase in the next few games.

The Spurs got 10 points from C Tiago Splitter, and veteran C Tim Duncan leads all players with nine rebounds. The Spurs are 9-1 at home on the season, and haven't lost to Atlanta in San Antonio in fifteen years.

For more on the Hawks go visit Peach Tree Hoops and for all things on the Spurs go check out Pounding The Rock. For more NBA basketball news and analysis be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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NBA MVP 2012 Power Rankings: No Love For Josh Smith Or Joe Johnson?

The Atlanta Hawks have the second best record in the Eastern Conference, are a 1/2 game up over the Orlando Magic and the Miami Heat for first place in the Southeast division and have done this without the services of their two-time All-Star center Al Horford in the last two weeks.

Yet Orlando and Miami prominently have their star player listed in Tom Ziller's MVP Power Rankings while Atlanta can't even get a player to sniff the leaderboard.

Josh Smith cracked the top 10 (at No. 10) a few weeks ago, but in the last ten games the Hawks are 8-2 and J-Smoove is averaging 18 points, 10 boards, 4 assists and 2 blocks a game...and he falls off the MVP rankings?

Some could say that the play of Joe Johnson is taking away from the shine of Smith, but the fact of the matter is that the Hawks are fighting for the one thing that hasn't been seen around Peachtree since the '95 Braves won a title...respect. Keep balling Josh and Joe, someone will take notice, someday.

For more on the Hawks go visit Peach Tree Hoops and for all things on the Spurs go check out Pounding The Rock. For more NBA basketball news and analysis be sure to check out SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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Hawks Vs. Spurs: Game Preview, TV Info And More

The red-hot first place Hawks land in San Antonio Wednesday night, where they haven't won in fifteen years.

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