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Bibby in the City

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Woodson Bibby Exchange

Monday, May 4th, 2009

First of all, congrats to the Hawks for being in the 2nd wound of the NBA playoffs.  Who woulda thounk it.  Hopefully I put my writing shoes on a write a series wrap and/orpreview for the Cavs games.  But for now, from Sekou’s blog over on AJC, comes this exchange between Woody and Bibby.

MIKE BIBBY’S BEST SHOT of the entire first round of the playoffs came before halftime of Sunday in Game 7 and it had nothing to do with his 3-point stroke.

Hawks coach Mike Woodson roasted him for passing the ball to Smith in the corner on in the final seconds. As Smith’s 24-footer bounced off the rim with 10.9 seconds left, Woodson jumped Bibby’s case for making the pass.

The surprise was Bibby’s response. He jumped Woodson right back, much to the delight of those of us sitting close enough to hear the entire exchange.

“If you don’t want me to throw to him put him somewhere else,” Bibby shouted. “He’s wide [@*&$%] open. Wide open. What do you want me to do? If you don’t want him shooting that then put him somewhere else. You tell him.”

After getting it back as good as he gave it, Woodson crossed his arms, did a pirouette and smiled at everyone watching as he strolled back toward the Hawks’ bench.

Woodson said later it was the first time Bibby’s “really lit into” him. And that’s why he was smiling about it. He loved seeing that kind of fire and emotion from his veteran point guard.

Hawks & Queens at the Highlight Factory

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Game: Hawks (39-28 – Won 5 (Home: 25-7)) vs Kings(14-52 – Lost 3 (Road: 4-29))
Date: March 17th, 2009
Where: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox SportsSouth Channel 48 on Atlanta Comcast
Odds: Hawks -12, O/U 202
Last Games: Hawks 98 Blazers 80 on 2/15 in Atlanta
Wizards 106 Kings 104 on 2/15 in DC

Last Matchup: Hawks 105 Kings 100 on 2/18/09 in Sacramento

Key Kings:

Stat Player AVG
Scoring Beno Udrih 10.9
Rebounds Spencer Hawes (Washington)
7.0
Assists Beno Udrih (Slovenia)
4.3
FG% Jason Thompson (Rider)
48.7
FT% Kevin Martin (Western Carolina)
86.7
3PT% Kevin Martin 42.7
Blocks Spencer Hawes 1.3
Steals Beno Udrih 1.2

Kings Update: You know there is something wrong when your leading scorer is named ‘Beno’ and is barely cracking double digits in points.  (I think Keven Martin isn’t listed as the leader in points because he has not played enough minutes, but why does he lead in the percentage categories?)  Seriously, this is a team that just lost a battle of the worsts the other day in DC.  At least they are the best at being the worst.  We have to give them some credit, they did only lost to us by 5 thanks to Bibby playing in his old home and wanting to go off on them.  The other K-Mart put 30 on the Hawks.  Tonight may be a good night to put a hand in his face.  The Queens have lost 4 of their last 5 while scoring 100 in 4 of those games.  While the Hawks have been playing good defense, tonight may be a night for the over.  Says Spencer Hawes:

“We definitely don’t want to be labeled as the worst team.  There is still a lot to play for. We still have a lot to prove.”

I don’t get this.  If you are the worst team at least you lead the league in something (losses) and get the most poing pong balls in the lottery.  Another thing that bodes well for the Hawks is Bobby Jackson (Minnesota) is out fixing his face.

Hawks Update: Surely you’re aware the Hawks are winners of 5 in a row and are breathing slightly, slightly, slightly more easier in the 4th seed in East position.  If we win tonight: a) it will be the most games over .500 we have been all year; b) It will be our first 40 win season since 1997-98; c) it will matgch our longest winning streak of the season (we’ve done 6 in a row twice so far.)  Also, J-J-J-Joe Johnson will be going for his 5th 30 point game in a row.  The Hawks are actually playing nice D as well, giving up under 85 the past 5 games.

Update: What a great day:

Marvin Williams Update and other thoughts

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

First of all:

The Hawks have no immediate timetable for Williams, who missed his third straight game. A third-year veteran who has benefited from more aggressive play and an accurate jumper this season, Williams was examined in Durham, N.C., on Wednesday, but coach Woodson indicated the tests were inconclusive. “I think more than anything he’s going to have to rest and then do core work,” Woodson said. “That’s what I’m hearing.”

What does this mean? Well who cares the Hawks are undefeated with Mo Evans in the starting lineup and Joe Johnson who has turned on the scoring in Marvin’s absence. I really hope we get a fully healthy Marvin back as soon as possible but the birds are looking good right now with streak busting wins against the Pistons, Hornets and Jazz as well as an easy W over the Pacers. I’m gonna give the gold star for these wins to Mr. Joe Johnson. I’ve been sore on him and Smooth lately and I have to give them both credit but especially to Johnson. Thirty points in 3 straight games is nothing to sneeze at and we should praise Joe. This is what a team captain needs to do. When the Hawks have been stuck in this .500ish funk since about New Years its nice to see the superstar taking over, making up for Marvin, and most importantly, making sure there is a one more number in the win column at the end of the day.

Josh Smith….what can you say. He definitely looks better lately. 10 & 5 Friday, 22 & 12 vs the Jazz, 13 & 13 vs the Hornets, and 19& 12 vs the Pistons. Rebounds are fun, eh Josh? That looks good but what is not fun is the field goal and free throw percentages (43% & 67% respectively). That free throw percentage is actually better than his season average and he’s kinda looked good at the line lately but that comes with a price. Ya see, Smooth makes a few free throws and he gains way too much confidence and thinks he now has permission to shoot as many way too far away jumpers as he wants. So that’s bad. But ya know, hustling and getting boards and missing jumpers is better than just missing jumpers so I’ll take it.

Miami is on our heels. I don’t know how but they are. Dwayne Wade is utterly sick if you’ve seen the highlights of the past week (if there is actually voting, Dwayne and Joe should be 1-2 in player of the week). Really I’m glad for Wade, ’cause as the Kobe fan that I am I think maybe Wade can steal some MVP votes from Bron-Bron and the MVP can go to the true best player and MVP in the league Kobe f’n Bryant. Anyways, Miami is on our heels and the tough wins we are getting right now our nice. Honestly, if you told me we would go 2 and 1 vs Detroit, New Orleans and Utah this home stand I would have taken it, but instead we are 3 and 0 and look like a team to contend with. As of right now our Hollinger Odds are 100%. Uhh, that’s pretty good.

All this comes with Bibby in a slump. He hasn’t really recovered since landing with the flu on the west coast swing a few weeks ago (some of us think he got real real drunk partying with old friends in Sacramento – have I told you about the Kings of the early ’00s? Peja, Hedo, Vlade, Pollard, Christie, Bibby. It looked like a holocaust survivors all star team. And the best thing was Adelman always rocked that Hitler stache. Anyways, we digress). It’s nice to be getting some W’s without Bibby clicking but it sure would be even better with him getting more than 2 points and 2 dimes like he did vs Utah on Wednesday.

Marvin Williams – he went to Duke to see a back specialist? Shouldn’t he have gone to Chapel Hill? I really don’t know what to think about this. We are really good without Marvin playing this year, I don’t know how to check the stats but I think we are undefeated. Again, I don’t have the stats to back this up but the Hawks seem to play well with one member of their core five out for the past few years. I can’t explain it but ya know what, who cares? Wins are wins. I could analyze more but we’ll save that for losses and savor the wins. Block party vs the Jail Blazers Sunday (man, I wish they still had Zach Randolph – check this out Clippers video from the other day, makes you glad we’re not bad). We got beat by them a coupla weeks ago, but I think the Hawks played well. Really, not a lot of teams beat the Blazers in the Rose Garden and we looked better than I expected. Hopefully I’ll see you at Phillips on Sunday, I’ll be the one with the JT jersey.

FYI: Former NBDLer Thomas Gardner and Josh McRoberts (for the Pacers) both recorded 1.74 trillions on Friday night. Thats a lot of 0’s, but only victory cigar action for Woodson’s crew.