Christian Salvador

Christian Salvador

Graduate of Birmingham Southern College in 2019. Currently covering the Atlanta Hawks.
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3 reasons why the Hawks will and won’t advance to the Finals

The Atlanta Hawks face off against the Milwaukee Bucks in a best of seven series to see which franchise will play the winner out west for a chance at the title. While the Milwaukee faithful certainly expected their team to be here at this point in the season, it’s fair to say that Atlanta fans

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Hawks: Game 4 recap and breakdown of comeback win over 76ers

The Hawks pulled off an improbable victory last night, overcoming an 18 point deficit to win 103-100 and tie the series up at 2-2. Here’s a look at some of the crucial plays down the stretch. Spoiler alert, there’s a lot of Trae Young and John Collins. We’ll fast forward to the third quarter, where

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What, if anything, can the Hawks do to slow down Joel Embiid?

Joel Embiid has dropped back-to-back monster games against the Hawks. In Game 1, despite losing the affair, he finished +13 in point differential, and Game 2 saw him post a +14 while securing a victory to even up the series. Plus-minus never tells a full story; however, I think his 39 and 40 points on

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The Hawks need more out of John Collins

I want to start by clarifying that I’m by no means implying that Collins has played poorly to this point. After all, he’s currently posting elite efficiency numbers offensively, averaging 13 PPG over the playoffs, with shooting splits of 54/44/93. However, the problem with Collins isn’t how well he’s shooting; it’s how few shots he’s

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A look back on how the Hawks got back to the second round

The Atlanta Hawks have won their first playoff series of the Trae Young era, so I figured now is the best time to take a second and look back on how the Hawks got to this point and simply appreciate how far this organization has come in just four years. Back in 2017, the Hawks were stuck

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Three adjustments the Hawks can make to take back the series lead

After allowing the Knicks to overcome a 13-point deficit Wednesday night, the Hawks return to Atlanta with the series tied at one apiece. There isn’t a player in that locker that doesn’t have a bad taste in their mouth following the Game 2 loss, but if they don’t adjust, they’ll feel even worse Friday night.

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Hawks: Dismal second half leads to Game 2 loss versus Knicks

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the New York Knicks Wednesday night by a final score of 101-92. Atlanta led for most of the game, but the Knicks were able to take advantage of poor shooting and a questionable rotation for Atlanta down the stretch. The Hawks came out in the first quarter on fire, at

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Trae Young silences critics in Game 1 win

The first Hawks playoff game since 2017 failed to disappoint, as they won a thriller over the Knicks in the Garden. Trae Young specifically put on a show as he poured in 32 points, including the game-winning floater with under a second to go. To get to that point, however, it took a team effort. First Half

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Hawks likely to make Nate McMillan their permanent head coach

In a surprise to no one, NBA insider Shams Charania has reported that their is “strong momentum toward the Hawks making Nate McMillan their permanent head coach.” "There's strong momentum toward the Hawks making Nate McMillan their permanent head coach." Our NBA Insider @ShamsCharania has the latest on Nate McMillan's status with the Hawks.

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SportstalkATL Roundtable: Bold Predictions for Hawks-Knicks Series

The Hawks will face the New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs, with the first game coming on Sunday. We’ve already broken down the series and given the official prediction. Now it’s time for a few bold predictions from Christian, Chase, Jake, and Alex! Christian Salvador First off, man this is going

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