Yes - we are finally on the job and have watched the Hawks victory over the Mavs 80-75. I know you were waiting to see what we think about the victory...so here it goes...
- Joe Johnson decided that he wanted this game and he delivered. BIG-TIME. Still not really doing it in the context of an offense, which concerns us greatly come playoff time when better defenses come to the table, but it's good to see JJ get nasty on 'em
- Speaking of playoffs, that was the definition of a playoff victory. Shots not falling, rebounding and defense at a premium, key bench contributions, and gutting out a victory when everything isn't working on the road after a terrible loss. Give credit to the players and Coach Woodson (I think I saw a timeout to settle the team a time or two even)!!!
- Still would love to see Teague get more of a chance to change the pace of the game when 2 of 3 guards are having bad nights. That said, Teague - you are going to have to be more aware of the bigs in order to keep your shot from being rejected as often as it does (though I can't single you out too much on a night when we had 14 shots rejected).
- Joe Smith - you my friend may be a bigger acquisition for our playoff run than the more highly touted Jamal Crawford - you heard it here first.
- Way to make a contribution Marvin - if you can't shoot, then yes - get those boards and lock down those players on defense.
- Dirk - you are a stud...