Here's the heartfelt feeling about this game. There will be no full game recap. If the Hawks can't figure out how to play hard, then why should I waste part of my evening & afternoon compiling a blog worthy of an effort that didn't come, so this will be abbreviated. To be fair, losing this game is not worth losing sleep over. We don't play well in Charlotte, last game on 4 game road trip, still learning roles and team dynamics. In all of that, the team is 4-2, so little picture, it happens.
The big picture problem - which hasn't really been reported by our more on point blog brothers and sisters - is that the Hawks since the end of last season and seen in our first two losses is an inability to fight back. It can't be a good trend that when you get down in a game that a blowout is the likely outcome. With that said, we won't complain about the lack of rebounding, toughness, selfish offense, bad defense, yada, yada (all the stuff we normally complain about) and we will give credit (yes, credit) to Woodson for the one thing that he did right yesterday. The quick recognition that we can't win and that Teague should finish the game was a stroke that we haven't seen from Woodson. Saving Joe's legs for tonight and getting Teague more experience was all I could think about toward the end of the 3rd quarter. Thanks Mike for showing me that all was not lost.
Game Recap - Bobcats 103, Hawks 83
- None worth sharing - we sucked. Well, 1 - everyone else thinks Joe is overreacting by complaining and yes, it's a problem that Joe doesn't see that he's part of the selfish offense problem, BUT I've been asking for leadership and accountability, so this looks like a start to me. Not ideal, but a start - now, if I can see a shirt tug during the game where Joe tells Josh to quit shooting jumpers - THAT'S when we'll be making some strides.
Str8 Butter Award - None
Starter Kudos/Smackdown -
*No words other than welcome to the season, Randolph and Jason.
Already gave a kudo, so let's just move this along.
Str8 Talk Love
Final note - Marvin Williams better show me something within the first 10 games of this season before I start my 'www.startmoevans.com' website and no one wants to see that. Let's get it started.
Dance Team/Game Ops update - N/A
Shout Outs - N/A
Winning 2 out of 3 means a 54 win season, so 49-33 is gonna stick. That's all, folks.