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Topic - Philips Arena
Philips Arena is an indoor arena in Atlanta, Georgia. - Source: Wikipedia
The Indiana Pacers finally showed they could win in Atlanta.
Center Johan Petro rushed back to Atlanta to start for the Hawks in Game 4 of the playoffs against the Indiana Pacers after witnessing the birth of his first child.
When Ivan Johnson is banging around in the lane and staring down opponents, the Atlanta Hawks are a different team.
At the beginning of the season, Amherst coach David Hixon passed out a form that his players were supposed to fill out, with questions meant to make them think about who they were deep down inside.
The Hawks wanted there to be no doubt this time. When the Wizards came to visit back on Nov. 21, they took the Hawks to overtime, and came within a split second of a winning on Martell Webster's catch and shoot at the buzzer.
Martell Webster was stunned. He sat in front of his stall in the visitors locker room at Phillips Arena, still unable to believe what had just happened. Webster thought he had hit the game winning shot — a put-back of a missed jumper by Kevin Seraphin in the closing seconds Wednesday night.
The Atlanta Hawks are running out of players.
As he stood in the locker room at Philips Arena on Friday, minutes after his Virginia Tech career had ended in a 60-56 loss to Duke, senior guard Dorenzo Hudson looked around at all his young teammates and thought about how much college basketball they still had ahead of them
The end of Maryland's basketball season likely arrived Friday afternoon. Appropriately, it had all the hallmarks of the Terrapins' season.
Tyler Thornton scored a career-high 13 points, Austin Rivers hustled for a clinching three-point play and No. 6 Duke survived an ugly performance against cold-shooting Virginia Tech, beating the Hokies 60-56 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday night.
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin said after Friday's ACC tournament loss to North Carolina he is considering turning pro.
Maryland's gleam of moderate overachievement and steady progress dissipated over the final three games of the regular season.
The Maryland basketball program's most bizarre 12 months in recent memory are almost over, this week's trip to the ACC tournament likely its final stop.
It wasn't necessary for many words to be uttered in Maryland's locker room in Philips Arena on Saturday afternoon.
Maryland thought it turned a corner with a riveting defeat of Miami this week.