Atlanta Hawks: Jumpstarting with jumpshots

The Hawks have to be asking themselves just what happened last night. The answer: a beating in their own arena that probably has the Utah Jazz feeling a bit better about the one they received at the hands of Hawks a short while ago.

There are other teams that have similar roller coaster-type seasons, but does that make Hawks fans feel any better about it? Doubtful.

 

Getting the offense going

The motion offense couldn’t possibly be just for getting open jumpshots. I’m sure that Drew and his staff also intend for the Hawks to get the ball inside. Getting the ball inside isn’t just about posting somebody up. It’s also about getting a player to slash to the basket, and receiving the ball on the way there. The Hawks haven’t done enough of that lately, and they certainly didn’t do nearly enough against the Hornets.

Instead, the Hawks shot jumpers. On most nights, somebody is hitting those jumpers. Last night? Pretty much nobody. I’m sure the neighborhood “jumper” watch could dig up the information on who hit how many outside shots last night, but with the team shooting a dismal 29% from the field, would there really be a point? Try as the Hawks might, they couldn’t buy an outside shot to save their lives. Few attempts were made to score inside. Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, and Jamal Crawford were just about the only ones to try and go inside prior to the game being blown out. Unfortunately, Johnson ended up double-teamed and fouled (but no fouls called), and Smith endured similar struggles, what with New Orleans playing some pretty tough defense as well. Crawford found a modicum of success in getting to the basket on one or two trips, but managed to dribble himself into trouble more often than not. So what was the solution? More jump shots, to no avail. That’s the only problem with living and dying by the jumper. But then, could the Hawks have done any better with the personnel they had? By the look of it, it was simply an off night, and teams have those. The Hawks were also bereft of two major rotation players in Al Horford and Marvin Williams. Would things have gone much differently with both guys, or was the team simply in its worst funk of the season?

 

Post Problems

 The Hawks have a good deal of size in Jason Collins (7′0″, 255), Zaza Pachulia (6′11″ 270), and Etan Thomas (6′10″ 260).  None of the three are unwilling to mix it up down low. What this group lacks, however, is athleticism. It’s just one more reason why not having Al Horford hurts. When Jason Collins was unfairly ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul (the call was BS, I don’t care what anyone says), it only exacerbated an issue that the Hawks were already having – rebounding.

The Hornets weren’t shooting very well until the middle of the second quarter. What they were doing well was rebounding. In fact, they blew the Hawks out of the water with a 55-32 advantage on the glass. With Collins gone and others ineffective, Josh Smith looked to be fighting for rebounds all by himself out there. They needed more energy, if nothing else.

Which begs the question, why wasn’t Etan Thomas in the game earlier, and more often, especially with Collins out for the night? Out of the three backup centers, I’d argue that Thomas is the most athletic, which would have helped with rebounds.

Young Guys

It must have been contagious, this “jumperitis”, because Jeff Teague took more outside shots in the game than I can recall seeing from him. Like everybody else, he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn. Jordan Crawford’s attempts were no surprise at all (hey, he hit a 3), and he had the best play all game when he picked off a pass and threw down an alley oop dunk on the other end. It was nice to see him get some burn, but we all know he’ll be on the shelf again until the next blowout.

 

UP NEXT

Atlanta has to get past their worst home loss since who knows when, as the travel up to Charlotte for another chance at padding that road record. The Bobcats aren’t who they used to be, but they’ll play the Hawks tough all the same.

The Usual Suspects

Penetration – The Hawks always have issues with this. Charlotte point guard DJ Augustin is among the quickest in the league, so Atlanta has its work cut out. Also, containing slasher Gerald Wallace is usually an issue for the Hawks.

Rebounding – Charlotte doesn’t have a player that averages 8 or more boards per contest, but they are still outrebounding opponents 41.9 to 39.3 on average. They’ll be without the services of jumping-jack Tyrus Thomas, but Gerald Wallace is capable of snagging upwards of 15 rebounds on any given night. In addition to that, the Hornets have 6 guys who are producing between 4 and 6 rebounds every game, so the Hawks will need a total team effort to win this battle. With Horford and Williams out, the Hawks are missing roughly 15 rebounds a game, production-wise. 

 More rebounds means more possessions, which means more scoring opportunities. Rebound well, and the Hawks have a great shot at winning the game.

Jumpers, Jumpers, Jumpers!

The Bobcats are not big on scoring. With an offense that averages less than 93 points a game, it’s tough to win in this League, even if you have a stellar defense. To put things in perspective, DJ Augustin is shooting better (43.8%) than the two guys ahead of him in the team scoring column (Stephen Jackson 40%, Gerald Wallace 42%).

By contrast, the Hawks have more perimeter oriented talent. However, if last night was any indication, falling in love with the jump shot (especially when it ain’t lovin’ you back) is a good way to lose a game to a team that can’t score. If the Hawks go inside to Smith and post Johnson up here and there, things should go well, as both guys should put up 20+ points apiece. However, if the team fails to do this and the jumpers are once again not falling, then the Hawks could be looking at a low scoring loss of anywhere from 5 to 10 points.

Defensive Matchups

We might cringe at the idea of Mike Bibby and Jamal Crawford taking turns trying to keep up with the elusive DJ Augustine, but what about Wallace and Captain Jack? Joe Johnson may end up matched against Jackson, or he could have the task of keeping Wallace from going off. Whichever he draws, Mo Evans will end up guarding the other guy. Evans will give the effort, but how ironic is it that we finally get him in a position to play his more natural spot of shooting guard, only to find him in a situation where he’s got a choice of larger small forwards to guard? Sometimes you just can’t catch a break….

The multi-talented Boris Diaw will likely be matched up against Josh Smith. Smith’s tasks for the evening will be simple:

1) Do not let Diaw outrebound and out-hustle you.

2) Force him to pick up his dribble and cut off his passing lane. He’s third on the team in assists.

3) Take Diaw to the basket every chance you get. Don’t settle for the open jumper unless you’re in rhythm, have established your presence inside, and the defense is giving you NOTHING else.

 

Your Keys to the Game?

Let’s hear ‘em!

 

 

By Big Ray, Hawks Fan Nest Blog

136 comments Add your comment

O'Brien

January 24th, 2011
1:08 pm

I think part of the issue is when jump shots are not falling (even if they are open), the Hawks dont have the mentality to stop settling for the jumper, and try something else. Try and score in the paint, try and get to the FT line etc.

They will keep shooting jumper after jumper, thinking the next one is going to go in. And because our defense is so inconsistent, one bad shot on offense, one easy bucket given up on defense, and before you know it, the game is getting away.

vava74

January 24th, 2011
1:11 pm

OB,

I would not call Powell’s D bad since I have seen him show a few flashes of D after he got his knee going.

I think his injury early in the season took away some of his mobility and since he is already undersized those two things compounded really showed on the floor.

The same on rebounding. Since he could barely take off and he is already on the short side (6′9” with relatively small) he was lost in the shuffle.

Yes, he is TO prone, but the issue is:

When you have an offense system working, you are better off trying to live with a makeshift replacement rather than overhauling the whole system, specially since we were already without another regular contributor.

Powell can be effective with his midrange jump shot and sincerely, I don’t see any harm if LD had given him the starting job and some shots.

If he started well and his shots were going in, you can bet that the rest of his game would also have been better.

The way that the team was configured folded as soon as the makeshift rotation was subject to further changes with the subs going in and out in the second quarter.

At least that seems to be what the gameflow stats seemed to indicate to me.

Astro Joe

January 24th, 2011
1:37 pm

nire, to the extent that the stats truly isolate jump-shooting teams from all of the other variables that may contribute to post-season success, then fine. (An example would be isolating Orlando’s jump-shooting tendencies from their outstanding defense). Without isolating other factors that may contrinute to post-season success, defining any one as affecting or non-affecting falls under the category of “numbers can say anything”.

All I know is that I’d like to see more shots taken in the paint (and more fast breaks). While players and coaches often talk about playing inside-out, we don’t often see it.

Astro Joe

January 24th, 2011
1:49 pm

Fran Vasquez was selected by the Magic with the 11th pick of the 2005 draft.

He’s yet to come over to play with the team from Spain, but his one-year contract extension with Barcelona expires after this season.

And Magic GM Otis Smith indicated in a recent fan interview on the team’s website they’ve discussed the possibility of him coming over next season.

“Those are the conversations we’re having now,” he’s quoted as saying. “His contract is up. There are a few things that are keeping us in limbo too. The CBA has been the main one, probably the biggest one for him. Then from there, you just negotiate out from there. But we probably started talking to him seriously about it few months ago. But how we do it, that remains to be seen.”

Has anyone checked the Hawks website to see if Sund has conducted a fan interview this season? Or last season? It’s also pretty remarkable how a team could overcome 0 producction from a 2005 lottery pick.

Rufus1

January 24th, 2011
2:19 pm

BiG Ray
I Co-sign on Both your posts at 6:40 and 6:47 am

I think LD has drafted his PG of the future and that is JC2.

The reason the Hawks didn’t like Mike Conley was because he didn’t have a jump shot.

LD’S problem is that he probably told the Hawks he could develop Teague in to a quality NBA PG… So how do you tell your GM’s 6 months later that you want to go in a different direction.

Big Ray
All the reason’s you gave are why I don’t think CP3 would have excelled in a Hawks uniform….And Marvin being the #1 or 2 scoring option for a team, he might be a completely different player.

Astro Joe

January 24th, 2011
4:08 pm

Have any of you checked out the schedule in March? I was just looking at Hollinger’s weekly rankings and noticed the Hawks have the played the 2nd easiest schedule so far. So while it is a rolling number, I figured there had to be some stretch where the Hawks take on some of the league’s “big boys” and it appears that happens most nights in March. Let’s hope that everyone is healthy by that time and not lacking energy.

http://espn.go.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/atl/atlanta-hawks

niremetal

January 24th, 2011
4:21 pm

AJ,

I noticed that too. Hopefully it’ll be counterbalanced by the fact that we played more games than any other team in the league until this past week. We played 4 games in a week 7 times between Nov 1 and this past week, but only do so 4 times for the rest of the year. We only had two 3-day breaks in our schedule before the one we’re in right now (and one was Christmas, when most teams get 3 days breaks), but we have 3 over the course of the next ~2 months (4 if you count the 5-day All-Star break). So the harder schedule will hopefully be offset by the less grueling travel schedule.

Melvin

January 24th, 2011
4:27 pm

Nire,

Too bad the Hawks seem to play better in back to back games versus the games with extended break in between….

niremetal

January 24th, 2011
4:35 pm

Melvin,

Yeah. There’s definitely something to be said for the “rhythm” provided by a hectic schedule. But considering how banged up we’ve been getting, I’d rather get the rest and slip a seed going into the playoffs than win a few more games and enter the playoffs with more nagging injuries.

Astro Joe

January 24th, 2011
4:43 pm

What I noticed is that we get some easier opponents on the 2nd night of several future back-to-back series. They stucjk us with the Magic in those situations last year. The good news is that we rarely hear about energy or effort when the Hawks play the better teams. That is usually only the excuse when they lose to teams like last year’s Knicks or this year’s Nets.

Melvin

January 24th, 2011
7:44 pm

Watching TMac put in work against the Magic. 14pts, 3rebs, 2ast, 2stl all in the first quarter. I would have prefer to have him on the Hawks than Wilkins (and I like Wilkins). Heck, over Mo and Ethan as well…

niremetal

January 24th, 2011
10:47 pm

According to Newsday, we’ve begun preliminary talks about acquiring Melo:
http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo;JSESSIONID=42CD924C55747822C540.3027?site=newsday&view=sports_item&feed:a=newsday_5min&feed:c=sports&feed:i=1.2625123&nopaging=1

I wonder if the source for this story is the same source that started the Josh-for-Amare rumor a couple years back. For those who don’t remember, the source on that rumor was one of the most frequently-used sources in sports – Mr. Thin Air.

There is no way they would simply accept an expiring contract like Jamal’s in exchange for Melo straight-up because Melo’s contract is expiring too, and there’s no reason they would prefer Jamal’s expiring contract to Melo’s. So the way I see it, there are two tacks Denver could be taking:
1) The “Blow It Up and Start from Scratch” Option: Package Melo with the long-term contracts of Nene, Harrington, and/or Billups, taking back nothing but expirings.
2) The “Rebuild on the Fly” Option: Get a star player back in exchange for Melo; or

If it’s #1, we’re no help because the only expiring deals we have are Jamal, Mo, and a few minimum-salary guys. We can’t cobble together nearly enough expirings to cover salaries of both Melo and 1 or more of the Nugs’ longer-term guys.

If it’s #2, we have a shot, but it’s a slim one, IMHO. The only “star-level” piece we and would be willing to trade (ie not Al) that I could fathom the Nuggets having an interest in (not JJ) is Josh. I won’t pretend to predict how that type of trade offer would be viewed by Denver. But it seems to me that Josh-for-Melo would have to be the core of any trade.

niremetal

January 24th, 2011
10:51 pm

For what it’s worth, I’m 50/50 on whether I’d prefer Melo to Josh as a fit for this roster on paper. But in practice, I think we need a major-league shock to the system to jolt the team out of its bad habits. Josh-for-Melo would certainly provide that jolt.

O'Brien

January 25th, 2011
7:39 am

Although Melo is a volume shooter who is not known for his defense, I would trade Josh for Melo IF Melo would sign an extension. Melo doesnt always give maximum effort, and we wouldnt win the title right away, but with Al, JJ and Melo, we have a pretty good 3 to start with.

And with Melo here, I think other players would take a discount to play in ATL. So then it would be a matter of the Hawks signing the right complimentary pieces.

Our salary would be through the roof, but I think the ASG would make that money back in attendance, jersey sales, extra TV games, media coverage etc.

And then when we trade JJ in 4 years, we would still have Al and Melo.

O'Brien

January 25th, 2011
7:41 am

How about them Cavs? Losers of 17 in a row, and 27 of their last 28.

How about them Wizards? 0-21 on the road. Ouch.

Astro Joe

January 25th, 2011
9:50 am

I agree with nire on the Melo rumor. It doesn’t sound like a quality rumor (Hawks generally don’t get caught up in trade rumors), if there is a player involved, Josh seems like the most logical guy AND I too have mixed feelings on that idea. While my initial gut feel is “no”, I would ultimately have to applaud the gamble of trying to change the culture (after badly botching the coaching hire).

On a seperate note, having your fans discussing the possibility of trading for a marquee name is great (and free) marketing. It doesn’t matter if they are any closer to trading for Melo than they are for trading for LeBron, just find a gullible reporter to nibble on the bait and get some good will for the franchise. Because there is very little chance that it becomes a disruption like what happened in NJ or Detroit, there is very little risk, especially as long as “sources” don’t specify players.

Astro Joe

January 25th, 2011
9:56 am

OB, I’m not particularly a big Byron Scott fan, but I do feel sorry for him. That Clevelnad team “seems” historically bad (I doubt that the facts would bear that out but it certainly feels like they are amongst the worse teams at this portion of the season ever). And their most tradable pieces are injured, so they could possibly be a team that is truly awful that makes very few trades during the season (other than Jamison, who else is likely to be traded at this point?). Mostly, I feel really bad of Cleveland fans as they didn’t seem nearly as annoying as fans from other cities. And they did NOTHING wrong, they fully appreciated their team when they were good, they sold out the arena and celebrated their success hard.

O'Brien

January 25th, 2011
9:57 am

How about Dwight, calling out his perimeter defenders. From the Orlando sentinel;

“Either we get it together or we’re just going to be a playoff team that doesn’t win a championship,” Howard said.

“Guys got to guard on the perimeter, got to do a better job. It just can’t be one dribble to the basket. So you got to do a better job.” .

Is he talking about the Magic or the Hawks?

Big Ray

January 25th, 2011
10:56 am

The Hawks have been in “preliminary talks” with probably every major free agent. That’s as far as it usually gets. I don’t see anything coming out of this at all. Especially since ‘Melo seems to want to be in New York.

Big Ray

January 25th, 2011
10:58 am

Rufus ,

There are only two reasons why CP3 could have possibly not excelled in a Hawks uni:

1) Billy Knight thought we had no need for a pg.

2) Mike Woodson thought CP3 was too small and couldn’t shoot well enough.

Beyond that, a star is a star, is a star…..

Big Ray

January 25th, 2011
10:59 am

O’brien ,

Heh…good one….amazing to be hearing that from the reigning League DPOY….

doc

January 25th, 2011
11:05 am

everyone would be real happy with josh gone until he blew up with another team. though it is intriguing it still leaves the roster imbalanced and maybe worse off because you trade for offense which we dont necessarily need and give up any help defense that this team has. if josh goes he better go for quality that can last and play defense and is either your point guard and perimeter defense for the next four years or the big we have been waiting for since the finger waggler left. melo doesnt fit those criteria. i said josh was not untouchable last year, only he is the only way we get quality to balance what we have.

Big Ray

January 25th, 2011
11:14 am

Damn good points, Doc .

vava74

January 25th, 2011
11:30 am

OB,

Very funny piece of news!

Tukuglu, Richardson & Arenas are notoriously bad defenders and Nelson is not overpowering either with his 5′9” frame.

I guess that they will miss Pietrus badly.

Who will they use on Kobe or Wade if they meet in the playoffs?

Reddick? Ha!

The Magic are IMO in deep trouble after their block buster trade.

They will even miss Rashard who was a disciplined defender capable of covering SFs and lighter PFs moderately well.

Their Twin Tower set up with Gortat which they used from time to time is also gone…

I like our chances against them. Now their game plan is solely to out shoot their opponents.

wordsmithtom

January 25th, 2011
11:30 am

If we trade Josh, I hope it’s NEXT year when Dwight goes to the Lakers. When….not if. IMHO

Lakers have an aging superstar; Dwight wants to be in a bigtime market. Perfect match. Lakers will then have extra BIGS and would seriously entertain swapping one for a guy to keep Dwight happy. All in my “empty-headed” opinion.

doc

January 25th, 2011
11:49 am

wasnt there a guy named matt barnes with the magic last year doing some dirty work that the lakers got as much to make the magic weaker as to make them stronger? yes, some teams operate that way, very machiavelian but it is a way. seems like they were successful.

i_am_soulstar

January 25th, 2011
11:59 am

Big Ray,

If Jordan Crawford becomes awesome, he and Joe could totally co-exist in the backcourt. I agree with LD that Jordan Crawford is a shooting guard, but Joe Johnson plays point guard for the Hawks, I don’t care what position they list him as at the start of the game.

vava74

January 25th, 2011
12:35 pm

i_am_soulstar,

Actually, I also said a few weeks ago that IMO our current roster is finally composed in such a way that a JJ @ the point experiment could potentially work, thus fulfilling Knight’s dream of a team composed of 5 guys all between 6′5′ and 6′10”.

Bibby plays the off guard most of the time and our bigs usually bring the rock up court so why not try it?

Since JJ is a very good perimeter defender capable of stopping most PGs I think we could potentially fly with a line up composed of JJ, Mo, Marvin, Josh and Al.

Our second team could then be more traditional with Bibby, JoC and Jamal gunning, Wilkins and Teague providing situational perimeter D and Powell, Zaza, Collins and Etan splitting minutes banging and hurting people down low.

O'Brien

January 25th, 2011
12:36 pm

vava,

Orlando’s GM has gotten away with some of his moves mostly because of their $90 mil payroll. I dont think he has done a good job with his personnel.

I like our matchup with them too, and the way the season is going, we might play them in the first round. I can see it going 7 games.

But if the Hawks lose 4-3 to Orlando in the first round, will it be a disappointment because we lost in the first round?

Or will it be acceptable because we played them much tougher than the blowouts last year’s playoffs?

Astro Joe

January 25th, 2011
2:19 pm

doc, I agree with you if Josh remains a PF which seemingly forces Horford to play where he doesn’t want to play. I’m not sure that asking your SF to be the primary weakside defender is going to work long-term.

Astro Joe

January 25th, 2011
2:43 pm

One more thing, we act like Josh is the only weakside defender on this team. If Horford were asked to perform that task, are we certain that the difference would be dramatic? We’re not exactly talking about a Boston Celtics-level defense to begin with (especially in the half-court).

niremetal

January 25th, 2011
2:49 pm

If Horford were asked to perform that task, are we certain that the difference would be dramatic?

That’s the thing – I really don’t think it would be. Al might not actually block as many shots as Josh does in that role. But he certainly has the brains, size, and ups to alter shots and generally wreak havoc.

O'Brien

January 25th, 2011
3:52 pm

I think if thats the role for Al, he might also be more consistent than Josh, because sometimes Josh does not seem to be in the game mentally.

One issue for Horford though, could be LD and his 2 foul rule…

Rusty

January 25th, 2011
7:36 pm

How does anyone think that mo should play first string on this team?

niremetal

January 25th, 2011
7:57 pm

Rusty,

Because he’s still just 2 years removed from being a full-time starter on a 50-win team.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
9:26 am

A few weeks ago, we discussed the Bucks and their disappointing season. Since we are playing them tonight (man, it seems like the Hawks haven’t played a game in 3 weeks), I thought I’d revisit that subject. I did not factor in how injured they’ve been this season. Bogut has started the most games and he has been recovering from the arm injury that kept him out of the playoff series. Salmons hurt his ankle in pre-season and has been in/out of the line-up. Delfino suffered a concussion that had him out for probably 20+ games. Jennings has missed 10+ games. Gooden has probably missed 10+ games. And that was supposed to be their starting line-up. I’d bet they haven’t had their desired starting line-up for more than 8 games this season, with likely 2-3 starter usually missing.

Meanwhile, I’d love to see Boykins in a Hawks uniform next season.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
9:51 am

Oh great, Kendrick Perkins is back for the Celtics. Perkins, KG, Shaq, JON and Big Baby. Geez, think those guys are capable of getting an important rebound in a critical possession late in the game?

vava74

January 26th, 2011
10:11 am

Astro,

Shaq and Jermaine’s ability to contribute are highly overrated.

Neither is hardly important for the Celts if Perkins comes back at full strength.

Shaq had either 1 or 2 rebounds in 24+- minutes against Howard last time they met a couple of weeks ago.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
10:35 am

vava, it’s called depth. Because of age and injury, those guys could play 18-20 minutes each and still provide the team with 96 minutes of very good “big man” ball. Let’s not talk 1 game anomalies, because some of the Hawks big men have also had their 1 game nightmare.

niremetal

January 26th, 2011
10:44 am

AJ,

Part of the Bucks’ problem going into the year was that all of their depth is at SG/SF. Most notably, they didn’t replace Ridnour with another respectable backup, and Ridnour’s performance off the bench was an underrated component of their success last year.

vava74

January 26th, 2011
11:47 am

nire,

Ridnour was FUNDAMENTAL for the Bucks’ success last year and the fact that did not acknowledge that was one of the worst GM mistakes of the year.

Jennings is talented but he is a J-Smoove at the point: physically gifted, a game changer at times but has an erratic behavior and is (for the moment) a poor decision maker…

To be perfectly frank, IMO, if you had given Jennings’ job to Teague last year, before Woody’s wood treatment, he would not have done worse. He would probably not have scored 55 but he sure would have been exciting to see.

niremetal

January 26th, 2011
12:07 pm

Btw, I predict that Ridnour’s next team will be Boston. Why? From college onward, he has only played for teams whose team colors have a large dose of green. Just sayin.

O'Brien

January 26th, 2011
12:18 pm

@ AJ,

Ironically, the Celtics are 30th in rebounds per game (although their defense is probably top 5).

@ vava,

If Horford and Josh are injured, would you prefer prefer Collins, Etan, ZaZa and Powell playing 48 minutes, or Shaq, JO, and Big Baby?

As for Teague, I think AJ said it best. He needs to be on a bad team so he can get consistent minutes and take his lumps, without having to worry about deferring, or getting pulled for one mistake.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
12:22 pm

I agree, Ridnour played exceptionally well for them and Dooling hasn’t been anywhere close to as good. I wasn’t speaking as much to the reason for predicting a lesser record as much as discussing why they have struggled so much. PG depth is a secondary factor to a riddled starting line-up.

Melvin

January 26th, 2011
4:19 pm

I just hope you gentlemen haven’t talk up a good game for the Bucks tonight…

niremetal

January 26th, 2011
7:38 pm

Melvin,

If it makes you feel better, I’m sure there are plenty of Bucks fans talking down about the Hawks right now too.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
9:39 pm

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Joe with that kind of quickness to the hole.

niremetal

January 26th, 2011
10:07 pm

As a preview…tonight’s Josh’s jumpers watch looks like it’ll be extra ugly.

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
10:20 pm

Really? That was the play? Josh shooting a 3?

Astro Joe

January 26th, 2011
10:21 pm

Wow. Al is nailing everything, Joe, Jamal and Bibby on the floor. And Josh takes the 3 with the Hawks down by 4 after a timeout? Wow.