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Hawks vs Knicks Recap

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

Well, I did not watch the game, I did get a text from hicks, “this is embarrassing.”  Apparently Nate Robinson went off and no one on our team can score.  Obviously Joe is having trouble scoring lately and not playing team defense does not help.  My only idea would be to rotate Marvin and Josh with Flip Murray, because Flip is the only one on this team can score right now, but I do not want to take Bibby/Joe off the floor for that long.  They will both eventually find their shots, and hopefully will have their shot for the duration of February, which is about 75% on the road.  Anyways I didn’t watch the game, think hicks did, maybe he will post later on the atrocity.

Records Set in Hawks vs. Heat game

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The Atlanta Hawks went about 13 and a half  minutes without a field goal in the first half against the Miami Heat.  This was also with Heat guard Dwayne Wade on the bench with foul trouble.  Hawks looked very lazy on offense and players were standing around, playing a lot of one on one basketball.   During this stretch the Hawks committed 10 turnovers and missed 13 straight field goals.  The Hawks were also rejected more times than I can say Dikembe Mutumbo.  On a historical note the Hawks had a season and franchise record in this game of 27 points in the first half.  The Hawks shot 8 for 26 in the first half, and Miami set a franchise record for themselves of fewest allowed field goals made in a half.

Atlanta seems to have this problem every so often in my opinion.  I do not know whether we went out in South Beach the night before, but the entire team looked sluggish.   This is a game you must win, especially against a division rival.  Although the Hawks are missing Big Al Horford, the Heat were without Shawn “The Matrix” Marion and first round selection Michael Beasley in the second half.  Hopefully the Hawks will fair better in there upcoming matchup against the New York Knicks.  This reunites the Hawks again with former teamate Al Harrington who was traded this season from the Golden State Warriors to the New York Knicks in exchange for Jamal Crawford.  Mike Woodson has referred to Harrington when he was on the Hawks as our “ROCK”.

Next Game: 1/28/09 Hawks @ Knicks

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Game: Hawks (26-18) @ Knicks (19-25)
Date: January 28, 2009, 7:30 PM
TV: SportsSouth (Channel 53 on Comcast)
Odds: Knicks -2, O/U 207

Last Game: Heat 95 Hawks 79 on 1/26 in Miami
Knicks 104 Rockets 98 on 1/26 in New York

Key Knicks:

Scoring David Lee (Florida)
15.7
Rebounds David Lee 11.5
Assists Chris Duhon (Duke)
8.0
FG% David Lee 57.0
FT% Chris Duhon 86.9
3PT% Tim Thomas (Villanova)
42.2
Blocks Wilson Chandler (DePaul)
0.8
Steals Chris Duhon 1.2

Last starting 5 for Knicks was Lee, Duhon, Al Harrington (20.3 PPG as Knick), Jared Jeffries (Indiana), & Quentin Richardson (DePaul).  Harrington recently replaced Chandler in starting lineup.

Injuries:  I haven’t seen an update since Monday, but Horford should be out tonight, with a Friday (against New Jersey in Atlanta) return the earlist possibility.  Also, Speedy Claxton is not available.