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You can bet Matt Harpring, Jerry Sloan and the Jazz will be ready to go against the Hawks tonight at Philips Arena.

You can bet Matt Harpring, Jerry Sloan and the Jazz will be ready to go against the Hawks tonight at Philips Arena.

HAWKSVILLE – The status of Hawks starting small forward Marvin Williams hasn’t changed since yesterday. He’s still sidelined indefinitely with a lower back injury that could ultimately cost him the rest of this season.

But as of game time Wednesday night at Philips Arena, Williams and the Hawks are still awaiting word from specialists at Duke University before they announce any further information. It still sounds like it’ll be the end of the week, and perhaps even a bit later, before anything certain comes to light in regards to Williams.

What should be a heck of game is being overshadowed by the ongoing story surrounding Williams. The Jazz showed up tonight sporting a 12-game win-streak, the NBA’s longest current streak of the kind.

These two teams also have some interesting bad blood leftover from a couple weeks back, when Josh Smith whacked former Marist and Georgia Tech star Matt Harpring on a hard foul and was ejected from the game the Hawks lost in Utah Feb. 23.

Smith promised before the game that anything that happened that night was in the past. I’ll bet the Jazz coaches reminded Harpring and everyone else in their locker room about what went down. Those are the sorts of things that a hard-nosed bunch like the Jazz won’t forget.

They’ll be ready to rumble. So the Hawks better be as well.

427 comments Add your comment

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:13 pm

Joe Johnson makes the 1st 2 shots of the game and that qualifies him as being Hot according to Dominique….

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:16 pm

I like the Hawks intensity level to start the game….

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:24 pm

Mo Evans is not a elite defensive player…

niremetal

March 11th, 2009
7:29 pm

Whoa! A Mario sighting in the first quarter. Smart move by Woody to get him in there to be a perimeter pest.

terrell barron

March 11th, 2009
7:32 pm

Mario in the 1st qtr? Wow!!

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:32 pm

AC had a good game against the Hornets Monday nite and how does Woodson reward him the next game. He put Mario West in the game after Bibby get 2 quick fouls in the first quarter…

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:33 pm

does anyone have a reasonable explanation as to why mario west isn’t getting at least 10 minutes of burn a game? the guy is all over the place. how many games have the hawks been lethargic as hell and west not get off the bench? damn!

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:34 pm

wooooooooooooooooooo…!!!
GRACIOUS MARIO!!!!

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:34 pm

My Gosh, Mario came down from the Rafters to Slam that one…

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:34 pm

boom-shacka-lacka! mario west!

Sekou K. Smith

March 11th, 2009
7:35 pm

Mario is like a 6-4 shot of pure NRG! Dude is nuts. But you have to love it.

ValdostaMike

March 11th, 2009
7:35 pm

Mario and AC in early

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:36 pm

Maybe we can give Mario, Mo Evans mins. Because Mo ain’t give us nothing….

Sekou K. Smith

March 11th, 2009
7:36 pm

I’m tired watching Rio. Seriously, he ought to be the star of a “how to play hard in the NBA” video that’s distributed to every team.

terrell barron

March 11th, 2009
7:37 pm

Why does it take an injury for Woody to play his BENCH??????

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:39 pm

I think Mario is really Sky Hawk….

Jamal

March 11th, 2009
7:40 pm

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:41 pm

Maybe outside of Okur, Utah bigs are too quick for ZaZa….

terrell barron

March 11th, 2009
7:42 pm

Give the ball to the pg Josh Smith!

ValdostaMike

March 11th, 2009
7:43 pm

He should never dribble

ValdostaMike

March 11th, 2009
7:43 pm

Josh in not the point, he’s the shooting guard

ValdostaMike

March 11th, 2009
7:44 pm

Big Al is our only rebounder

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:45 pm

Jamal

March 11th, 2009
7:46 pm

did everybody hear the crowd when Josh was dribblin the ball. They were like wth f.uck is wrong with him.

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:46 pm

ID RATHER SEE MARIO WEST THAN MOE EVANS…!!! BETTER REBOUNDER AND DEFENDER…!!!

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:49 pm

YOU GOTTA ROOT FOR GUYS LIKE WEST… HARD WORK… HUSTLE… AND COACHABLE…!!!

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:51 pm

LETS SEE A LITTLE SOLO….

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:51 pm

ZaZa the theif….

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:51 pm

BUT IM LIKING THE ROTATION

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:52 pm

Dang. Bibby ain’t in the game 5 secs before his guy score on him…

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:53 pm

Joe Johnson is on Fire…

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:54 pm

i missed the Williams crossover who did he cross?

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:54 pm

he’s made the shots, but joe johnson is forcing some pretty tough shots … and he and bibby are getting abused by d. williams.

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:55 pm

When will Bibby show some toughness by going to Woody and demanding that he should guard the other team PG for at least one possession…

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:55 pm

bigdave – that’d be jj

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:56 pm

Chuck, Bibby hadn’t guard the other team PG all year….

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
7:56 pm

ohhhh doctor! that was pretty.

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:57 pm

Nice lob from Bibby to Josh…

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
7:59 pm

Hawks looks much better when they play uptempo….

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
7:59 pm

Joe Back!!! Jigga!!!!
Kill em wit d flow… Kill em wit d flow!!!

terrell barron

March 11th, 2009
7:59 pm

Joe Johnson is on FIRE!!!!!

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
8:00 pm

I have to catch my breathe. The last 2mins has been end to end basketball. Very exciting game…

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
8:00 pm

Melvin…
they hide Bibby cause he cant guard the opposing pg…

chuckw/deadjournalist

March 11th, 2009
8:00 pm

i would hate to be in the utah locker room at halftime because jerry sloan is going to be ripping the jazz a new one …

Blast

March 11th, 2009
8:01 pm

Joe Johnson is back!! Hawks are balling!! Go Hawks Go!!!

Big Ray

March 11th, 2009
8:01 pm

Nice pass from Josh….must’ve been lucky. You know he’s dumb and all….

The old Joe is still around, and it’s beautiful to watch. Just score, Joe. Let the other guys handle the ball and what not. Do yo thang.

Hey Samuel, I’m surprised ol “COY” let Mario into the game this early, and for this long.

What, was he “saving him for the stretch run” like he was Acie?

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
8:03 pm

the Hawks are playing at a high level on both sides of the floor right now… this is the chemistry that got us 6-0 out the gate… Joe anchoring the offensive attack, and good high effort rotating defense…

bigdave

March 11th, 2009
8:04 pm

look at Mario like a damn Cornerback…!!! he should play for the boys in black too…

Melvin

March 11th, 2009
8:04 pm

Why dont we put Mario on D.Williams. Let JJ conserve his energy on Def..

The Hawksta

March 11th, 2009
8:04 pm

Been a long time fellas! You know I read the blogs everyday. Hawks are playing great! Joe’s looking real fresh. It’s amazing how much better you look once your confidence get’s back up. This bench rotation is off the charts for the new coach. Shoulda fired Woody a long time ago! (lol)!