Hawks-Hornets

Greetings, all

I’m at the homestead for this one and will be watching on the television as you all will.

Some thoughts and on we go.

Why the Hawks win tonight

1) Marvin Williams has gotten himself in a groove and has an exploitable matchup against Peja Stojakovic.

2) The Hawks asserted themselves as the better team a week ago. Their fourth-quarter run from the last game may linger somewhere in the Hornets’ collective memory.

3) Joe Johnson and Josh Smith played below their capabilities Friday. Bibby’s numbers weren’t outstanding, either. It’s unlikely it happens two nights in a row.

Why they won’t

1) They’re just due. It’s the second game of a back-to-back with a flight in-between. The Hawks haven’t had back-to-backs in the streak except for the start. Further, the Hornets have been home all week and come into the game on a day of rest.

2) Houston took a lot out of the Hawks Friday night. The Rockets are a relentless bunch, as the final three minutes of the game revealed.

3) The Hornets have found something since losing to Portland and the Hawks to open the Jeff Bower era. They’ve beaten the Clippers and Suns since then. They took down 25 offensive rebounds against Phoenix.

Whatcha think?

468 comments Add your comment

Rod from College Park

November 21st, 2009
6:14 pm

Wow,

Shout out to all my HATERS. Really did not know you guys liked me so much. NIRECLOWN, KEN STRCKLAND, TERRELL BARRON, MICHELLEFROMATL and whoever else who chose to bash my name while I was not on the blog. As it has been reported by a couple of your own, Sam from the Swats is not me. I won’t even go into that anymore.

First of all, since all of you STANS want to know where I am, if you do your research, I never post during the home games because, I AM AT THE GAME. Some of you should consider going to the game. Contrary to popular belief, I will be the first person to give Marvin credit when he plays well. CONGRATULATIONS MARVIN. I personally hope that he makes me eat my words, but I doubt it. He had one great game. He typically does this once or twice a year, and then turns back into the MARVIN you all know and love. Some of you made statements like he’s back….. HE WAS NEVER HERE. I personally don’t expect Marvin to give us 25 to 30 a night. I expect him to be able to knock down open jumpshots, since no one guards him, rebound, which he does do well, and defend the other teams best player, which he has not been able to do this year. He has been good at one of those three things so far this year, and is having his worst year ever. A shooting slump should not keep you from hustling, and having some energy while you are on the court. I do realize that one of you is related to Marvin, might be his dad, so I understand your frustration with me.

Please HATERS, lets not forget some of the arguments that we have had about Marvin. I told you Marvin was not a better basketball player than Josh, when Josh was going thru his contract situations you said he was. I think I was correct on that. You told me that Marvin was better than Ariza, Granger (Ken)…., I said he was not. I was correct. I said that we should not pay Marvin 7.5 to 8 million per year, the numbers prove me correct. I said Marvin was not our best man to man defender, and obviously we all know that Joe Johnson is. I told you that our best lineup will be with Joe and Jamal on the floor together, you told me that we would be terrible on defense with that lineup, I was correct. You told me that Jamal Crawford could not run the point, I said he could. I actually expect the second highest draft pick on our roster to be able to carry his team, I guess you don’t. I AM NOT KEN STRICKLAND. If Marvin consistently plays well, I will stop talking about him, and based on history, I don’t think that I will ever have to stop. ONE GAME DOES NOT A SEASON MAKE. PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG MARVIN.

CP,

Grew up right in front of Lakeshore so yes I know about those Lancers.

Samuel

November 21st, 2009
6:17 pm

I think the Hawks will be a little sluggish from the flight and back to back games. But being that said, they will find a way to win this game. Especially in the fourth quarter- where I think, without Chris Paul they’ll have trouble.

Josh

November 21st, 2009
6:29 pm

Let’s get a win tonight. They have been doing an awesome job finishing games, and I think that they have enough guys that can pick up slack when things get tough. Let’s go hawks!

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
6:31 pm

Rod with the long post and he’s first! I take it you read last nights blog(lol)! The SWATS held you down!

I happened to be out of work because someone ran in the back of me while on the job so I’ve been posting my butt off! Nothing else to do. I’m ok as far as broken limps are concern. Back to work Wednesday.

Starting to wonder how big is BigRay? His line of work means he can’t be too big(lol)! Shout out to Hawksfan in the NOLA! Don’t get shank going to that game tonight. I heard it was rough on our fellow Falcon fans down there this year. They don’t welcome us like in past years!

Grandad

November 21st, 2009
6:40 pm

I MUS WRITE * Note from previous blog.

Tough Sybil * Ditto

Grandad

November 21st, 2009
6:43 pm

Go Hawks / Go Dawgs !

SWAT Native

November 21st, 2009
6:57 pm

Everyone’s talking about the flight between games, but remember it’s a short flight to New Orleans on a charter. It’s not like they had to fly to Seattle. Hawks should be fine.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

November 21st, 2009
7:21 pm

Ken – I’m in New Orleans and finally have the opportunity to see The Hawks live (I rarely see them at all, satellite radio and gamecast are what I use to stay up on the games.)
I am on my way to the arena and hyped – hoping not to be disappointed with the 12 round slug-fest with Houston last night and all.

Ken Strickland

November 21st, 2009
7:23 pm

After tonights gm the Hawks will have a nice 5 day break to prepare for their big showdown with Orlando. If Marvin is really back, we’ll have a lot of weapons for them to contend with.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

November 21st, 2009
7:24 pm

Oh yeah Hawksta -
its rough…Last season I was decked out in Hawks gear and not ashamed to gloat at our victory. This year has a different feel – probably b/c the got off to a slow start. I’m still rocking a jersey but may not boast as loud, lol.

cincyatlfan

November 21st, 2009
7:28 pm

I think woody should not have played Joe 45 minutes last night 6-19 and Mo 2 minutes 0-0. We are winning, but I still think woody sucks.

ant banks

November 21st, 2009
7:53 pm

the hawks should win tonight. our bench is deeper than n.o.’s bench and woody ain’t afraid to go to his bench. i didn’t know that the hawks had 5 days off to prepare for orlando.

what is orlano’s schedule like for the next 5 days? i will look it up.

CINCYATLFAN,

woody is part of the reason that the Hawks are winnin’. please define “woody sucks.” aside for him lookin’ at the dumb clip board when they introduce him why does he suck?

1.he always said that he needed vets. we got them. we win.
2.he said that he needed a bench. we got it. we win.
3.he said we needed a 4th seed last year and he said that we needed to make it to the 2nd rd. we did.
4.he said acie law, sheldon, claxton could not play. he was right. we got rid of them.
5.he is pushin’ his team to stay at the top of the east. they will.

why does he suck? jus’ say that you wish he had his hair back instead.

ant banks

November 21st, 2009
7:56 pm

what channel on COMCAST is the game on?

bigdave

November 21st, 2009
8:00 pm

LETS GET IT…!!!

I MUS WRITE

November 21st, 2009
8:12 pm

Rod -Nice assessment of Marvin-I just ne a consistent 14 /7 and solid Defense,Well see……What no love for Perry Mason, “Nirclown” Boi you wild’n out right now LOL

Really tho you dont wanna get pulled over and “Them People’ find a mysterious white powder in ur ride- Im tell’n you man The Dunkin Donuts Crew aient bull shyt’n LOL

Hawksta watch yaself -Ray is the Police KING KONG aient got nuthn on him!!!
GrandPa-Who is this Sybil that you speak of?…. Are you on that sauce LOL…….I am – Charrdonay Blanc, I dont drink anymore i just sip

Cheers to me!!!!! GEAUX HAWKS!!!

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

ant banks

November 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

these are not your father’s hawks

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:18 pm

Damn this game is ugly

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:19 pm

Wow, messy first few minutes, haha

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:20 pm

Can anybody hit an open shot

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

what happened to bibby

ant banks

November 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

bibby is hurt. OMG. please avoid the injury bug

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

please don’t let him be injured

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:22 pm

Woodson might get thrown out tonight! He’s already up at the refs! He’s got to stick up for his team tonight! Don’t let the refs foul out his bigs!

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:22 pm

He’s headed to the locker room

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:23 pm

SWEET! Josh Smith is 2 for 2 for his first FT! good start

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:23 pm

Damn Divid West with the hard foul!

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:23 pm

This game is soooo ugly lol

terrell barron

November 21st, 2009
8:24 pm

Oh no! The injury bug.

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:26 pm

All those mins Joe played last nite are taking there toll like I knew they would

ant banks

November 21st, 2009
8:26 pm

get zaza outta there and put in joe smith

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:26 pm

Lol, yeha bone, this is quite an ugly game. btw, anyone goin to the thanksgiving game?!

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:26 pm

Zaza’s offense is horrendous

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:28 pm

Man Paja is hottt!

Blast

November 21st, 2009
8:28 pm

Somebody better stay close to Peja. Marry and lock him down like a virgin bride! Don’t leave him for a second!

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:29 pm

Peja is killin us… just like the other game

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:30 pm

Is Marvin on the court? I knew he would be good one game and non existant the next. Hopefully he can shut me up but I doubt he will.

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:32 pm

jamal is gonna get the swine flu one day from licking his fingers all the time

Blast

November 21st, 2009
8:32 pm

Have the Hornets been to the line once tonight?

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:32 pm

Peja is gonna beat the hawks by himself damn

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:33 pm

Jamal is heating up

Mychelfromatl

November 21st, 2009
8:33 pm

Crawford lookin good tonight.

Sam from da Swats

November 21st, 2009
8:33 pm

Peja is their only true scorer, am I the only one that realizes that? Find the f…king shooter, gee whiz….You shut him down you win by 15 easily. Here we go with Marvin and the inconsistency. Everybody is hype that he did well last night, I need to see two nights in a row. Let’s go!!

Josh

November 21st, 2009
8:33 pm

peja always gets himself open, crazy

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:34 pm

Marvin’s had knock out his hands twice on layups! Just sayin…

terrell barron

November 21st, 2009
8:35 pm

So if you make three 3’s in a row and you miss the 4th one, it’s a “heat check”? lol!

preston

November 21st, 2009
8:35 pm

was any body surprised to hear Dominque say that was a “heat check” when Peja finally missed that last 3 point attempt? And where would the hawks be witjout Jamaal Crawford……dude has his shot going tonight again.

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:36 pm

Damn Bibby sprained his left ankle. S.HITTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

The Hawksta

November 21st, 2009
8:36 pm

Marvin’s had the ball knocked out of his hands twice on layups! Just sayin…

BONE

November 21st, 2009
8:37 pm

Teague is gonna have to mature fast with Bibby out