Hawks-Wolves thread

Hey, folks-

Kudos to those of you smart enough to figure out that I meant to ask for the Hawks of the decade about to end, not the one that ended 10 years ago. But, thanks to those who answered it. Maybe we’ll try Hawks of the 2000’s next week for real.

I’m trying to eat, do my game notes and study up on the game right now, so this will be brief. For what it’s worth, the Wolves aren’t as abysmal as they were at the start of the season. They started 1-15, but are 4-8 in their last 12 and 2-2 in their last four. Don’t know what you know about them, but coach Kurt Rambis is installing the triangle offense made famous by Phil Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles. It obviously doesn’t work quite as well when Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan aren’t part of the triangle.

Obviously, players to watch are Al Jefferson, Kevin Love and Jonny Flynn, a rookie point guard whom Mike Woodson gave some props to.

Enjoy the game.

I’ll blog tomorrow from the plane to Denver, assuming the weather lets me get on it.

215 comments Add your comment

Kew

December 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:00 pm

bigdave

December 22nd, 2009
8:05 pm

lets get it…

rms

December 22nd, 2009
8:06 pm

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

If JJ has 15 pts and 11 assists we win by 15-20. He is our point guard. We need to play Jamal when JJ is not in the game. Offensive diversivity is the key. Al is like in the top 5 in the league in offensive efficiency, not matter who controlled the ball as pg – give him the rock at least 15 times. Same with Josh. We need to get our bigs off early and often and go back to Hawks ball. Lets push the darn ball. These kids are very good passers so many of these touches will not end up in shots if they recieve the ball early in the shot clock. No more slow motion, walk the ball up the court for a JJ ISO and a shot or pass late in the clock.

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:08 pm

Wouldn’t it be great if Pacers can knock off Boston without Garnett?

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:08 pm

Bob and Stinger just talking about 7 fast break points in chicago game – enough said.

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:08 pm

Blast – awesome

bigdave

December 22nd, 2009
8:11 pm

there court is hideous…

bigdave

December 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Melvin

December 22nd, 2009
8:12 pm

Will Josh dunk on Kevin Love head again… dang, he stole the ball and dunk as Love was chasing him as soon as I type this…

bigdave

December 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

Flynn mad at the ref throws a hard chest pass back to him…

BONE

December 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

Bibby sucks at layups lol

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:15 pm

See how important Josh is to the team? Defence, blocks, rebounds, steals? Stuff the charts, big man!

Kew

December 22nd, 2009
8:20 pm

The Hawks can’t get relaxed because they are doing whatever they want to right now. Theses are the kind of teams that will surprise you because they have nothing to lose.

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:24 pm

Hawks need Josh to stay in these games, man!

What’s up, KevinA?

Melvin

December 22nd, 2009
8:28 pm

I don’t know which one is worst, the way Minny plays or their floor design…

Melvin

December 22nd, 2009
8:31 pm

AL came to play tonight….

mississippi

December 22nd, 2009
8:36 pm

Johny Flynn’s start could be the kind of thing that would happen if Teague was starting for us now. I think it’s going to work to Teague’s longterm advantage to be coming off the bench for a year or two. Flynn was a higher pick, etc. But it will be interesting to see if he regains some confidence in this game and where the two rookie point guards are at with their games at the end of the season.

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:36 pm

Wow – 9 turn overs by Wolves so far

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:37 pm

Al in top 5 in FG% so far this year. Feed the kid the ball

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:38 pm

Great play – feed a big

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:40 pm

Al cleans up – wtg

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:42 pm

time to bring in the kid

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:46 pm

Josh should have let that go. They need him on the court. Zaza, stop flopping.

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:48 pm

Wassup with all these missed free throws?

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
8:50 pm

Let me guess, by that last Twolve dunk and the way they are attacking the middle, Josh is out and horford is being abused for his inability to protect the basket

Melvin

December 22nd, 2009
8:51 pm

Is Teague sick? You mean to tell me that we can’t find mins for him to play against a team that 5-23???

Melvin

December 22nd, 2009
8:52 pm

Heck did Woody push the panic button? No Teague in the 1st against a team that’s 5-23?????

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
8:54 pm

Al exposed by power forwards playing forward

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
8:55 pm

Ah yes, poor Horford and his ineffective self. Considering how inept he is, I wonder how we can explain why he has outscored both Love and Jefferson combined 10 to 9, and why we’re up by 7 points?

Blast

December 22nd, 2009
8:56 pm

Hawks haven’t been able to separate themselves from the Wolves. They cannot take these guys lightly!

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
8:58 pm

Melvin,

I wouldn’t mind seeing Teague at some point in this game, but to be honest….I’m enjoying Bibby teaching Flynn a lesson or two. ;)

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
8:58 pm

As they attack the middle and M william is playing center, im reminded how much the switching coversup all inability to play the center spot.

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
8:59 pm

Blast ,

You’re so right. We have to remember, these guys beat the Jazz twice already this season. No other team has done that yet this season.

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
8:59 pm

getting into offense much earlier than last game – active ball movement – feel much better about this game

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
9:01 pm

Love JJ scoring like that

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
9:01 pm

nice feed by JJ

i hate al horford

December 22nd, 2009
9:01 pm

ten points and eight rebounds in teh first half is pathetic! al horford sucks!

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
9:02 pm

Jefferson takes it to all and draws a foul. In comes morris and out goes all.

KevinA

December 22nd, 2009
9:02 pm

Bad call – what did Al do?

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
9:03 pm

Good thing they took Big Al out. Now Jefferson and Love have a chance at catching up with him….

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
9:04 pm

Say whaaaaaat? A RandMo sighting? Oh yeah, I forgot J-Smoove is in early foul trouble again.

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
9:05 pm

T wolves continue to attack the hawks weak spot…. the middle.

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
9:06 pm

Heh. Well how about that. Jefferson and Love had 9 points while Al was in the game. Now they’ve combined for 14. Must be a coincidence….

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
9:07 pm

No body to rebound a mis free throw, then another miss and another offensive rb for t wolves, back to the free throw line

out goes morris in comes collins

Big Ray

December 22nd, 2009
9:07 pm

Are we up by 14 or DOWN by 14? Can’t tell by some of the posts on here… :roll:

joe mama da hawks hater

December 22nd, 2009
9:09 pm

No body to rebound a mis free throw and im all out of lotion. Gonna be a rough night with a calloused hand.

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
9:09 pm

al speaking to the announcer say I tried to box out , ill keep trying to do better in the second half

Al, we are talking about 2 scrubbs.

Joe Mama

December 22nd, 2009
9:10 pm

this aint howard or shaq