It’s show and tell time Hawks

CHARLOTTE – Hawks coach Mike Woodson tried to send one to his team early Friday morning.

He warned them that the time for resting on what got them to 34-27 is officially over.

It should have been over weeks ago.

But now that the Hawks have put themselves in a position to either finish what they started or wilt under the pressure of trying to hold on to the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff chase, we’re going to find out what they’re made of.

Charlotte and Detroit are going to provide just the right amount of pressure on these Hawks in the next 48 hours, enough to make them bend and break or stand up and fight for what they’ve been saying for weeks is theirs (home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs).

There’s no reason to do anything other than let them prove it on the floor the next two nights. I’m tired of hearing tough talk about what’s going to happen. They need to show me, and you and everybody else that they’re serious. Shoot, they need to show themselves that they believe all their tough talk.

Because they’re no longer “right where they need to be” and in “a position to handle our business at home” and all those other cliches that have been offered up to explain away their uneven play of the past two months.

It’s show and tell time for the Hawks.

Show us you’re for real and then tell us about it later!

233 comments Add your comment

Sautee

March 6th, 2009
7:36 pm

Giving up 36 to the Bobs in the 1st quarter. UGH!

Jamal

March 6th, 2009
7:37 pm

Damn this team sucks.

Jamal

March 6th, 2009
7:38 pm

I mean awful

Reggie

March 6th, 2009
7:41 pm

They’re showing alright. Showing what happens when you dont show up with the right mindset.

cp

March 6th, 2009
7:45 pm

No type of heart being displayed tonight. No energy, no hustle, no sense of urgency, just nothing. Looks like they have already given up.

Jamal

March 6th, 2009
7:45 pm

sekou your a better man than me. You couldn’t pay me to watch this tem.

Blast

March 6th, 2009
7:46 pm

Charlotte can’t miss a shot. Hawks are in trouble tonite.

Sekou K. Smith

March 6th, 2009
7:47 pm

Dang right Reggie. Now whatever they do tonight has to come after they crawl out of this hole. I’ll have to see it to believe it. I just can’t fathom how they could come out with so little energy. It’s nuts.

Sekou K. Smith

March 6th, 2009
7:47 pm

The Mark Bradley kiss of death seems to be working!

Sekou K. Smith

March 6th, 2009
7:55 pm

Not really Jamal. They do pay me to watch this team. :) For better or worse bruh, better or worse.

MannyT

March 6th, 2009
7:55 pm

Boris Diaw…hmmm

If I recall, his original NBA coach could not find a way to get good use out of him. I wonder whatever happened to that coach…never mind

If you don’t have a PG you like, could you use a point forward ;-)

BWAF

MAC-TOWN

March 6th, 2009
7:59 pm

We have ALOT of problems, but one of the main ones for me is the fact that we cant keep ANYONE out of the paint

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:00 pm

why to fight back hawks. Lets start the 2nd half with some mojo going for us.

MAC-TOWN

March 6th, 2009
8:00 pm

and TIME I say it….felton scored in the paint..with ease

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:01 pm

way not why i guess the bad 1st half has my hands in my face.

cp

March 6th, 2009
8:02 pm

Looks like they finally woke up but are still down.

Blast

March 6th, 2009
8:04 pm

Hawks went away again from what was working for them, posting their bigs. Now Bibby and Joe are beginning to hog the ball. And stop passing the ball to Josh at the three point line with clock winding donw!

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:13 pm

okay hawks fans we only have 2 points and 0 rebs from our bench! thats why jj will play more mins in the 2nd. why does jj get rid of the ball so late how about if you cant get a shot off get rid of the ball with at least 6secs. that would allow at least 2 passes and a shot.

Ed

March 6th, 2009
8:13 pm

Is anyone surprised Acie didn’t get a shot in the first half? I guess 4 assists in 3 minutes wasn’t good enough to get any real playing time again.

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:18 pm

it would be nice if acie and solo could get their just due pt at least in the early 2nd

Sautee

March 6th, 2009
8:27 pm

I’m SOOOO over Joe Iso. He’s making terrible decisions.

If Woody had any nads at all, Joe would be sitting next to Josh right now

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:31 pm

sekou, whats the word why josh is not in the game?

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:31 pm

I wonder if Woodson plans on playing more than 3 of the guys off the bench. So tired of hearing, “I’ve got to find a way to get some of those guys involved.”

Also wondering if he’ll wise up & run Joe off of some screens instead of letting him bang in iso all night…

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
8:32 pm

Just saw another shot clock violation as Joe took almost the whole 24 to get his shot off. Then, as usual, he paases to someone who has to try and get off a quick (bad) shot.

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:33 pm

Sautee: I don’t think the iso is Joe’s doing. He’s just going with the plays that are called. Any way we can bench Woodson?

Sautee

March 6th, 2009
8:34 pm

The way Diaw is playing, it makes you wonder….. Diaw, Rondo, Robin Lopez.

What would we be like today?

Hmmmmmm.

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
8:35 pm

welikebaseball2, you KNOW Woodson is not gonna play more than those three off the bench. He also doesn’t have the sense to run Joe off screens. Just give him the ball and let him go one-on-one as usual. You would have thought Acie had shown him how much easier it is to get a shot when the ball is passed from penetration. Without another coach we are doomed to mediocrity (or worse).

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:36 pm

Looks like the guys aren’t going to get many (if any) calls tonight. No need in complaining. Just keep taking it to the hole & force the refs’ hands.

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
8:37 pm

Wouldn’t it be nice if we took it to the hole. What a concept. Pass it on to Woody.

niremetal

March 6th, 2009
8:38 pm

Sekou,

I’m normally not one to bait ya, but why on earth hasn’t Acie been in the game yet? His energy and defense seem like just what the doctor ordered in the first half, especially after he singlehandedly made a blowout against the Knicks into an interesting ballgame.

Sekou K. Smith

March 6th, 2009
8:38 pm

Josh and Woody got into a heated disagreement at halftime and Josh doesn’t appear to be any closer to playing in this half than me or you. Will the drama ever end?

Sautee

March 6th, 2009
8:39 pm

Welike bball:

He doesn’t call the plays, but he needs to EXECUTE. And if Bell has him tied up, give up the rock with more than a couple of seconds left.

Al and Josh both bailed him out in the first half. He’s not seeing the court tonight.

Once when Wallace had fallen on a layup attempt, Joe failed to attack, missing Mo (Wallace’s man) under the hoop for a dunk. Instead, he held the ball to the last second and eventually tried to flip it to Horford, but time ran out.

He needs to wake up!

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:40 pm

jt in dallas: I totally agree. Mediocrity is definitely the word that comes to mind. Mediocrity says, “4th place is good enough. We’re right where we need to be.” Even if we lack any resemblance of consistency & appear doomed for a second round exit…if we’re lucky…

Sekou K. Smith

March 6th, 2009
8:40 pm

He’s already out there niremetal!

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:42 pm

Sautee: I see your point about Joe holding the ball. True. I do wish he’d make his move (or pass it) a little quicker…especially when he’s doubled.

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
8:43 pm

What a dumb end of quarter play. Run down the clock and make your move with 4 ticks left, then shoot the 3. Why not penetrate earlier and see what might develop. What coach dreamed this one up?
Oh. Sorry. It was Doofus.

Mike is back

March 6th, 2009
8:44 pm

Any wonder why this team struggles the way they do, look no further than the offense. As long as JJ and Bibby have the liberty to just hoist shots up, they going damm struggle.

We are going to have call JJ the Minutes Man, because sucks all the time off the clock. Save for a couple of shots, JJ needs to be on the bench.

niremetal

March 6th, 2009
8:44 pm

And look at Josh’s shot chart for tonight – nearly all outside jumpers again. Not attacking the rim, not going to the line. He’s not even crashing the boards on offense anymore…

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:45 pm

Sekou: No, I don’t think the drama will ever end as long as Woodson is the coach & Smith is on the squad…unfortunately.

welikebaseball2

March 6th, 2009
8:46 pm

Drive the ball! Drive the ball!

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
8:48 pm

Oh well. So much for trying Acie. Put him in, let Flip run the point, then bring Joe back for some more one on one off the dribble. WTF.

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:50 pm

now you know why we cant get any calls tonight right?? b/c marvin got all those calls last time a and larry let the refs have a ear full. but you dont get any calls when you are passive.

Mike is back

March 6th, 2009
8:50 pm

Bring Acie back, and put the Minute Man on the bench, and the Hawks wins this game.

Murphy

March 6th, 2009
8:52 pm

Mo Evans is playing like Josh Childress tonight

Mike is back

March 6th, 2009
8:53 pm

Bad substitution, now you are going to kill on defense.

otrhawksfan

March 6th, 2009
8:57 pm

i was thinking the same thing mike. i would think al could have gotten a touch down by 4 instead jj takes a 3 from rock hill sc. lol what a shame

Mike is back

March 6th, 2009
9:03 pm

How many DNPs do Solo have now. I have no problem with setting Josh, but you better be ready to do the same with the rest of players…IE JJ and Bibby.

Tris

March 6th, 2009
9:05 pm

man it’s time to get rid of woody! josh scored 13 points at halftime and woody decides to bench him in the second half. this doesn’t make any sense. zsa zsa isn’t playing any defense. why the hell didn’t he bench him. any man that mo guards gets an easy layup every game. enough is enough. the hawks doesn’t have a clue how to change their offense. they run the same damn plays. every team knows that the hawks iso joe, and run a pick and pop with joe and bibby. the first half al and josh where killing the bobcats in the paint but now joe is scared to go inside and instead run the shoot clock down and throw up a three. this ia a pathetic team and the coach is run the same damn plays larry brown ran in philly wit A.I. what do woody think larry doesn’t reconize his own plays. i bet knight is somewhere in the atl shaking his head.

jt in dallas

March 6th, 2009
9:05 pm

Isn’t this supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league? The blowout is starting now.

PD

March 6th, 2009
9:05 pm

They just suck right now