The Falcons wrapped up practice Thursday for the bye week as they will have the rest of the week off before they start preparing Monday for the divisional playoff game Saturday at the Georgia Dome. Hugh said, “You want confidence from your squad this time year, and that’s what they are oozing; confidence and I don’t care who they play in that first game.”

Suddenly the Hawks are on a win streak of their own, as they extended it to five games Thursday with a 99-94 win over the Pelicans. The bigger story might be the rumors of a Kyle Korver trade to Cleveland. Korver was held out of the game. Hugh said, “A few weeks ago people were clamoring to get rid of Korver, now that it appears he will be traded, those same people are showing him a lot of love, and that’s good to see.”