If you’ve every played any high school sport, most notably football, there was one phrase you always hated to hear the most. “No pain, No gain!”
If I could have had a dollar for every time I heard that in practice, I’d….well, I’d still be no richer than I am now, because I didn’t know how to save a single stinking penny back then. But you get my drift, right?
If anybody understands the correlation between pain and gain, it’s the Hawks. They sure got a good dose of this age old adage in game 4, where Zaza led the way in both the pain AND gain departments. But what the Hawks have to be wondering right now is exactly WHAT gains will they get from all the pain they’re experiencing right now? And believe me, there is a lot of pain to spread around. Horford’s ankle. Marvin’s back. Acie’s back (is it still hurting some?). Zaza’s shiner. Woody’s ulcer. Josh’s brain. Okay, maybe the last two are fictional (and no doubt the first could be related to the second), but you have to have a