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Kyle Korver and the Hawks are starting to get Atlanta sports fans excited. (Curtis Compton) Kyle Korver and the Hawks are starting to get Atlanta sports fans excited. (Curtis Compton)

How’s this for irony? On a day Indianapolis coach Frank Vogel was given the Rudy Tomjanovich Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association, recognizing his excellence and cooperation with the media, he wasn’t in a terribly expansive mood.

“No,” Vogel responded when asked if he had any update on lineup decisions. “Find out tomorrow.”

When asked again if he was still considering changes (read: benching center Roy Hibbert) Vogel again responded, “Find out tomorrow.”

OK, he was cooperative. Just not transparent.

Some thoughts going into Game 4 on Saturday, with the Hawks leading the best-of-seven series 2-1:

Familiar scene: Jeff Teague in the lane and Roy Hibbert out of position. (Curtis Compton) Familiar scene: Jeff Teague in the lane and Roy Hibbert out of position. (Curtis Compton)

1. WHAT HAS BEEN GAINED: By winning Game 3, the Hawks are no longer a cute little story. They’re a legitimate threat to…

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