Updated: Hawks schedule released

Vivlamore filling in for MC.

The Hawks 2012-13 regular-season schedule was released Thursday and fans will get an opportunity to see two former key members of their team – Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams – return to Philips Arena in a five-day span.

The schedule also includes games against the Eastern and Western Conference champions, the Heat and Thunder, in a five-day span in the first month of the season.

Here are several other notables about the schedule:

Lin-sane start: The Hawks open the regular-season at home against the Rockets on Friday, Nov. 2. That will be Jeremy Lin’s first game with Houston after leaving the Knicks as a free agent this month. The season ends in New York against the Knicks and the Hawks old head coach Mike Woodson. Five of the eight games in April to end the season are at home.

Welcome back: Williams will return to Atlanta on Friday, Jan. 11 with the Jazz, exactly six months after he was traded. Johnson returns on Wednesday, Jan. 16 as a member of the Nets after he was traded in the off-season. The Hawks next game is also against Johnson, a Jan. 18 matchup in Brooklyn. Johnson will play once more in Atlanta on March 9.

Champions: The Hawks host the defending NBA champion Heat on Nov. 9. They will travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder on Nov. 4, the second game of the season.

Longest stretches: The schedule includes a season-high five straight home games from Nov. 24 to Dec. 7. It includes a season-long road trip of six games between Feb. 24 and March 4. The schedule features 30 stretches of three games in four nights. It also includes four stretches of four games in five nights.

Take a break: The NBA All-Star weekend will be Feb. 14-17 in Houston. The Hawks will play 51 games before the break, 26 at home.

National TV: The Hawks have six games on national television. They are on ESPN three times (twice vs. the Knicks and once vs. the Heat) and on NBA TV three times (vs. the Magic, Bulls and Pacers).

Holiday play: The Timberwolves will be this year’s Martin Luther King Day opponent at Philips Arena. They do not play on Thanksgiving or Christmas day but will spend New Year’s Eve in Houston and New Year’s Day in New Orleans.

Here is the complete Hawks’ 2012-13 regular-season schedule:


Fri 2                         HOUSTON                               7:30

Sun 4                       @Oklahoma City                     7:00

Wed 7                     INDIANA                                  7:30

Fri 9                         MIAMI                                     7:30

Sun 11                     @LA Clippers                          3:30

Mon 12                    @Portland                                10:00

Wed 14                   @Golden State                        10:30

Fri 16                       @Sacramento                         10:00

Mon 19                    ORLANDO            (NBATV)         7:30

Wed 21                   WASHINGTON                        7:30

Fri 23                       @Charlotte                             7:00

Sat 24                      LA CLIPPERS                            7:00

Wed 28                   CHARLOTTE                            7:30

Fri 30                       CLEVELAND                             7:30


Sun 3                       @LA Lakers                               9:30

Wed 5                     DENVER                                  7:30

Fri 7                         WASHINGTON                        7:30

Sat 8                        @Memphis                              8:00

Mon 10                    @Miami                                  7:30

Wed 12                   @Orlando                               7:00

Thu 13                     CHARLOTTE                            7:30

Sat 15                      GOLDEN STATE                        7:00

Tue 18                     @Washington                         7:00

Wed 19                   OKLAHOMA CITY                    7:30

Fri 21                       @Philadelphia                        7:00

Sat 22                      CHICAGO                                 7:00

Wed 26                   DETROIT                                  7:30

Fri 28                       @Cleveland                             7:30

Sat 29                      INDIANA                                  7:00

Mon 31                    @Houston                               7:00


Tue 1                       @New Orleans                       8:00

Fri 4                         @Detroit                                 7:30

Sat 5                        BOSTON                                  7:00

Tue 8                       @Minnesota                           8:00

Wed 9                     @Cleveland                             7:00

Fri 11                       UTAH                                      7:30

Sat 12                      @Washington                          7:00

Mon 14                    @Chicago            (NBATV)         8:00

Wed 16                   BROOKLYN                              7:30

Fri 18                       @Brooklyn                               7:30

Sat 19                      SAN ANTONIO                        7:00

Mon 21    (#)           MINNESOTA                           2:00

Wed 23                   @Charlotte                             7:00

Fri 25                       BOSTON                                  7:30

Sun 27                     @New York            (ESPN)         6:30

Wed 30                   TORONTO                               7:30


Sat 2                        CHICAGO                                    7:00

Tue 5                       @Indiana                                                   7:00

Wed 6                     MEMPHIS                                   7:30

Fri 8                         NEW ORLEANS                          7:30

Mon 11                    @Dallas                                     8:30

Wed 13                   @Orlando                                  7:00

ALL-STAR BREAK – February 14-17 – HOUSTON, TX

Wed 20                   MIAMI                     (ESPN)         8:00

Fri 22                       SACRAMENTO                           7:30

Sat 23                      @Milwaukee                             8:30

Mon 25                    @Detroit                                    7:30

Wed 27                   @Utah                                      9:00


Fri 1                         @Phoenix                                   9:00

Sun 3                       @LA Lakers                               9:30

Mon 4                      @Denver                                    9:00

Wed 6                     PHILADELPHIA                           7:30

Fri 8                         @Boston                                    7:30

Sat 9                        BROOKLYN                                7:00

Tue 12                     @Miami                                     7:30

Wed 13                   LA LAKERS                                 7:30

Fri 15                       PHOENIX                                    7:30

Sun 17                     @Brooklyn                                 8:00

Mon 18                    DALLAS                                       7:30

Wed 20                   MILWAUKEE                              7:30

Fri 22                       PORTLAND                                 7:30

Sun 24                     @Milwaukee                             3:00

Mon 25                    @Indiana                                (NBATV)       7:00

Wed 27                   @Toronto                                   7:00

Fri 29                       @Boston                                                    7:30

Sat 30                      ORLANDO                                  7:00


Mon 1                      CLEVELAND                                7:30

Wed 3                     NEW YORK              (ESPN)         7:00

Fri 5                         PHILADELPHIA                           7:30

Sat 6                        @San Antonio                            8:30

Wed 10                   @Philadelphia                           7:00

Fri 12                       MILWAUKEE                              7:30

Tue 16                     TORONTO                                  7:30

Wed 17                   @New York                                8:00

- Chris Vivlamore

462 comments Add your comment


July 26th, 2012
3:11 pm


July 26th, 2012
3:12 pm

dang it slim jr!!


July 26th, 2012
3:14 pm

how bout ak47 getting 10mill a year from the twolves? i swear some of these GMs stretch so hard, david kahn pulled a rick sund


July 26th, 2012
3:19 pm

Invisible man sighting! Oh, it was just Chris Viviamore ;-)


July 26th, 2012
3:24 pm

Yea, Owners went into a lockout for this. Its funny how many teams are amnestying bad contracts to replace them with new bad contracts.


July 26th, 2012
3:27 pm


July 26th, 2012
3:33 pm

The Hawks are going to surprise some people!

They will sweep vava’s team, [The Crooklyn Nets]….Book it Dano!


July 26th, 2012
3:43 pm

“Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso is a Dominican professional basketball player who is a center and power forward for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. Wikipedia
Born: June 3, 1986 (age 26), San Felipe de Puerto Plata
Height: 6′ 10″ (2.08 m)
Weight 265 lbs
Spouse: Amelia Vega (m. 2011)
Salary: US$ 12,000,000 (2012)
Education: Fisher School of Accounting
Parents: Tito Horford, Arelis Reynoso”

Why not let the big man play the 4 and the 5 to mix it up a little bit? Hmmmmmm

His passing skills will be very effective with all of the fantastic shooters Danny has brought on board for Larry to use at his disposal..

He could play at the elbows to look over the defense and deliver pin point passes to wide open lock down jump shooters in the house…

It going to be an interesting season up coming for sure…..


July 26th, 2012
3:48 pm

its to bad we didnt get randy foye for that 1 yr 5 mill deal. our back court would be the most interchangeable/undersized group ever.
teague then devin harris
randy foye then lou will
all 4 can play point guard only teague couldnt play SG

we will still make the playoffs and maybe get to the 2nd. we will be fast and furious and that will be fun to watch.

we still need to offer AL and devin harris to ORL at the deadline for dwight(throw in a 1st or both 1st’s) ORL will have to trade dwight and we may have the best offer, a all-star C(hahah) and an expiring contract and 1st’s


July 26th, 2012
3:55 pm

For you football fans:

Your boy Matty Ice is on the” hot seat” this season.. He has got to get it done or else the experiment is over….

The true “nimbers” against the winners will tell the real deal..Can the Fal-cons beat the winners consistently to be considered a true contender? Hmmmm

History is not on their side….
Past two season his Falcons are a pathetic 4-10 against the winners!

" Roast Beef " Conroy

July 26th, 2012
4:16 pm

Al Horford-Reynoso for MVP !!!


July 26th, 2012
4:17 pm

can’t wait to get it started!


July 26th, 2012
4:17 pm

@ Slim…
Co-sign your message to the Falcons sheep…


July 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

I must say I am excited about this team. I think Jeff Teague will be an all star guard this season.


July 26th, 2012
5:11 pm

I agree – Jeff and Josh will represent in the All-star game…. okay it is a stretch but if LD lets Jeff play his game, he will be the third best PG in the East. I really would not be surprised in JT averaged 20 ppg…


July 26th, 2012
5:13 pm

With D. Rose gone, I think the Hawks will do really well. The East:
1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Indiana
4. Brooklyn
5. Atlanta
6. New York
7. Chicago
8. Washington

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

July 26th, 2012
6:10 pm






July 26th, 2012
6:23 pm

I like your seeds in the east as i have all those teams being in the playoffs mines a bit different..

As for teague at 20ppg(15ppg most), that ain’t gona happen. Teague won’t make the all-star team either over Rondo,D-will,john wall. Josh will make the all-star team finally(GM DF will push for it) and he will choose to stay in ATL with a 5yr 75 mill contract extension. If Josh does’nt make the all-star team he will leave ATL.


July 26th, 2012
6:32 pm

wow the hawks still havent signed a small forward?


July 26th, 2012
6:40 pm

JT was third behind Josh and Joe for 20 point games in a season. Okay, it is a stretch – but if he is unleashed – he could. I am sure he with this team he can average 15ppg 7 assist. LD has to let him play. Looking at our roster, we have only two guys over 30 (and both are only 31).

I do hope we sign Benson. He actually looked pretty good in the Summer League.

I think you are sleeping on the Celtics. They have gotten better. Avery will surely me better this season and Jason Terry is an upgrade over Ray Allen. You also add Jeff Green off the bench – who will get plenty of minutes behind Bass and Peirce.

The bulk of the Knicks wins happened with Lin. Also, with Shuppart out – think that team will be a little worse.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

July 26th, 2012
6:49 pm

People said the Hawks would not make the playoffs after we lost Horford but we ended up being the 4 seed. The only thing we lost was Joe Johnson. Marvin and Collins really don’t count. Devin Harris, Lou, and Jenkins will make up for the loss of Joe.

The Hawks will be a 4 or 5 seed this year. Mark my words.


July 26th, 2012
6:52 pm

Ok IDC what people say around here I’m gonna miss Joe. The man took a contract they offered (who wouldn’t) I still will support him just not when they play the hawks. But I’m also exicted for our hawks I knw people will not expect much but I think we will fly under the Radar and shock some people. GO HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


July 26th, 2012
6:54 pm

We need another rebounder/inside scorer, preferably at small forward. If Smith gets hurt, we will be in a world of hurt. We can not afford to lose Zaza or Smoove during the season for a lengthy period. I wonder if McGrady will be picked up by anyone this season. I’m sure he’s trying to sort out what team will have a chance to do well this season.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

July 26th, 2012
6:58 pm


1. Miami
2. Boston
3. Brooklyn
4. Hawks
5. IND
6. Philly
7. Chicago
8. New York


July 26th, 2012
7:08 pm

Holy Hole in a Doughnut Batman Chris Vivlamore he lives holy crap.


July 26th, 2012
7:10 pm

Seriously though have you guys at AJC being stranded in the desert for the past week or so lol.

Section 303

July 26th, 2012
7:17 pm

How come the schedule is not up on the team’s website, yet? Geez…you would think that would be available right at 7:00PM.


July 26th, 2012
7:33 pm

SO ISO JOE comes back to Phillips on Jan 16th! Oh yea!

Hawks Win! Hawks Win! Hawks Win!

cory dillinger

July 26th, 2012
7:46 pm

Hawks open up with a lot of tough games on the road.


July 26th, 2012
8:09 pm

The man took a contract they offered (who wouldn’t) – I would understand there is a salary cap and if team paid me that much, that’s less they could pay other good players to improve the team.
Other players (Lebron) take a little less money so team can pay others to improve team.
That’s why ATL fans are glad he gone, he put himself before team.


July 26th, 2012
8:13 pm

How in the world did the Hawks manage to get the Lakers on the calendar 3 times!! Twice in LA. I will definitely see those 2 games…..thanks NBA office.


July 26th, 2012
8:18 pm

C Hortford
SF I Johnson
PF J Smith
SG Marrow
PG Teague

Bigs K Benson, ZaZa, Scott, Stevenson, J Williams
Guards D Harris, L Williams, Korver, Jenkins

Team is better then last year.
Give I Johnson minutes and Hawks will be tougher but at the same time they got better shooters


July 26th, 2012
8:24 pm

The Jamal Crawford Tip-off Classic I & II to be played on 9/11 and 9/24 – very interesting.


July 26th, 2012
8:28 pm

Will the Hawks go 1-5 after the first six games of this upcoming 2012-2013 regular season? I see that as a [distinct] possibility.


July 26th, 2012
8:30 pm

Youn won’t see Dwight Howard in Atlanta. So give it up. And no great loss either. Pachulia has won the hearts of fans, but he didn’t win mine. Still has bad hands and still finds way to lose crucial matchups. I would say he would be my favorite trade item….maybe some of the GMs have fallen for Pachulia like diehard Hawks fans (sheesh). Be nice if Teague has a good year, but I give that 50/50. The Hawks may win this year, they may be really good, but it’s gonna require UNITY and CONSISTENCY.

Have you really seen this from the Hawks before?


July 26th, 2012
8:33 pm

Joe Johnson with a home @home [back-to-back] on 1/16/ and 1/18/2013…Oh the humanity!!! These schedulers need to “stop playin’ games, yo.”


July 26th, 2012
8:35 pm

The Hawks will be the number 3 seed next season in the east.



July 26th, 2012
8:41 pm



Your boy, Marvin Williams, and all that Jazz (team) are scheduled to play in Atlanta on 1/11/2013 [with greatly pun intended].


July 26th, 2012
8:46 pm

You bloggers with all [of] these playoff seeding predictions are leaving out the Bucks. The Bucks should be a higher seed than the Hawks barring injury.

steven a smith

July 26th, 2012
8:47 pm

Sign Greg Oden Please! He is the only guy that can bring to the table what D12 does(when he is healthy). Roll the dice Danny. “Low Risk-High Reward”

Buddy Grizzard

July 26th, 2012
8:49 pm

steven a smith

July 26th, 2012
8:49 pm

Post All-star break 2013, Greg


July 26th, 2012
8:50 pm

Thank you, ASG, Rick Sund and Danny Ferry for putting this Hawks [franchise] in rebuild mode. The next 3 to 5 years will be Hawks futility at its best.

steven a smith

July 26th, 2012
8:52 pm

Post-All-star break 2013, a healthy Greg Oden would and could advance this group to a 3rd seed behind Miami and Boston.


July 26th, 2012
8:52 pm

High-sider, why do you think the Bucks will even make the playoffs? I also don’t see Philly making it. They lost Brand and gained Kwame Brown. They lost Lou – and gained Young. Just don’t see it.


July 26th, 2012
8:56 pm

something is not right with that schedule – we play the Lakers 3 times????


July 26th, 2012
8:56 pm

@steven a smith or steven naismith or steven “naysayer” smith or slimjr or whatever

Are you still “reppin’” that obnoxious clown and Skip Bayless flunky/lackey?

steven a smith

July 26th, 2012
9:02 pm


July 26th, 2012
8:56 pm

High-sider. i am that i am. I call it like i see it. Christmas has come early. Danny Ferry has cleaned house and removed 2 major “underacheivers” from this ball club. All he needs to do now is move
Al “SCRUB” Horford. This team will be Fantastic my friend!!!


July 26th, 2012
9:03 pm

Naw – has to to play the Clips. First 10 games are extremely tough. I think picking up Greg Oden will be good for our team. A starting lineup with Ivan at PF will be pretty interesting as well. I hope LD is open minded to all the possibilities.

WIllie Green and Al Thorton would be good pick ups as well to finish up the team.


July 26th, 2012
9:03 pm

@steven a smith

“Quite frankly,” you need to put your comments to an end like your show on ESPN was put to an end [with pun intended].