Hawks at Wizards postponed due to D.C. storm

(Ricky Carioti/Washington Post)

(Ricky Carioti/Washington Post)

Just got word from Hawks PR man Arthur Triche that the league has postponed the team’s scheduled game tonight at Washington due to the snow storm affecting the D.C. region.

The Wizards are stranded in Orlando after playing the Magic last night, and the Hawks’ flight did not leave as scheduled following last night’s 91-81 victory over Chicago. Both major D.C. airports have since closed.

The NBA said a makeup date for Hawks-Wizards would be announced at a later time. Triche said the last time the Hawks had a postponement was a scheduled Jan. 7, 1996, game at at New Jersey. That game was rescheduled for April 5, forcing the Hawks to play on three consecutive nights: April 4 vs. Washington, April 5 at New Jersey and April 6 vs. Philly.

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February 6th, 2010
12:12 pm

I just had a Florida Evans moment, and it wasn’t pretty. Well, enjoy your time off anyway.
Luv you guys.


February 6th, 2010
12:14 pm

That’s a lot of snow


February 6th, 2010
12:17 pm

Ok this is really messing with my Fantasy Team. I have Joe and Josh on my squad!! Friggin weather!!

Matt the Brave

February 6th, 2010
12:17 pm

I’m glad the Hawks aren’t playing tonight because it’d be a death trap trying to fly into DC right now. However, it sucks that we’ll have to play for three nights. Oh well.


February 6th, 2010
12:22 pm

Why would the hawks get on the plane last night!


February 6th, 2010
12:29 pm

I’m actually glad they postponed this game. It would’ve been kind of hectic trying to fly into DC, then trying to get to the hotel and to the game. The storm is still going on in that area, and all of D.C. is basically shut down.

Looking at our schedule and the Wizards schedule, I see that we have a 5 day rest period in early March. We play on Monday the 8th @ New York, but don’t play again until Saturday the 13th. The Wizards, during that time, play in Boston on Sunday the 7th, have a home game with Houston on the 9th, and then go to Detroit that Friday on the 12th.

To me . . the obvious time to make up this game, would be that Wednesday on the 10th, in Washington. That way, we can leave New York that Monday night and arrive in D.C. and chill for a day, and play Wednesday. For the Wiz, it would force them to play a back to back, but since they play Tuesday, and don’t have a game until Friday, they could actually play that Wednesday night as well.

So my prediction . . . the makeup game will be Wednesday, March 10th in D.C.


February 6th, 2010
12:30 pm

Strong Hawk my bad -I meant Jamison not Haywood.
Darrell Starks – Monte makes 11 a year (6yr 66 mill)and Beidrins is right at 11 a year so thats 22 milli,which is more than I want to pay those guys especially with Joe possibly leaving and horford up for an extension.

I would try to get Haywood -What would he cost us, ZAZA/Mo/????

Either way I think this line up would be strong in the playoffs

Jamal,Joe,Smoove,Horford,Heywood+ defense,rebounding and firepower, you cant replacee length

Did I mention ZAZA and Joe smith have been horrible, Check the tapes people jSmith has hit a total of 3 dam jumpers this seaon and his post game stinks like a pot of brewing chitterlings….. Now thats stink yall-

No game tonight huh- dam it now i gotta find sumthing to do in this crappy weather…..MC slow down on the blogs homie -Im gonna call u FLASH lol I hope ur this active come draft and free agencfy time


February 6th, 2010
12:40 pm

I just hope they don’t make them play 3 in a row … thats just brutal


February 6th, 2010
12:47 pm

I am glad they are not playing tonight because it would have been a 24 hour ordeal and they would have been bone tired trying to play tonight! Good news, someone will lose tomorrow between Boston and Orlando moving ATL back into 3rd place (albeit a tie but if its Boston, its all ATL!).

gem dawg

February 6th, 2010
12:52 pm

Marvin Williams has been slow in developing but sure looked good last night. Nasty night but not nearly as many empty seats as I expected. Glad they only had one Derrick Rose, he was quick and strong, left us looking befuddled several times.

Loserville USA

February 6th, 2010
12:55 pm

Maybe this day off will give some of the Hawks a chance to take a maturity class and maybe practice hustling back on defense. No killer instinct — it sucks.

Or maybe they can watch tape of Cleveland and/or Orlando, because right now they’re just not on the same level matchup wise. Not even close.

william cranman

February 6th, 2010
1:07 pm

Hawks1fan that was actually very funny. A classic scene from a great show (”Good Times”).


February 6th, 2010
1:22 pm

Great. Now we will get hit with back to back to back games. We already play 3 more back to back games than orl and bos and 4 more than cleveland.


February 6th, 2010
1:54 pm

All, the way the tie-breakers work are as follows from NBA.com

Teams 1 to 4 in each conference are the three division winners and the team with the next best regular-season record, with the seeding of these four teams determined by regular-season record.

The tie-breaker basis is as follows:
(-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
(1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
(2) Head-to-head won-lost percentage

So basically, if we finish in a tie with the Celtics at the end of the season (even though we swept them), they would be ahead of us in the playoff seeding as long as they win the Atlantic division.

Hopefully, it wont come to that, and we’ll finish comfortably ahead of Orlando & Boston, but I don’t think anybody’s catching Cleveland.

Show me state

February 6th, 2010
3:51 pm

Wednesday March 10, 2010 would be a good makeup date for both teams. Go Hawks!!!!


February 6th, 2010
4:09 pm

Good analysis northcyde…living in the DC area I can tell you it’s as bad as advertised. Knowing the way the NBA treats the Hawks they probably will have to play three games in a row lol.

That said, it’s probably a good thing that Atlanta catches this break, considering they have a long stretch of road games coming and any additional rest is needed.

darrell starks

February 6th, 2010
4:37 pm

I mus i dont no why fans gets on player when you only play 2min a game woody have never develop his bench as a coach, how can you perform under circumstances like that when your coach never play you.
prime example when mike fretello was coaching the hawks he develop that bench and the hawks was tough 2 beat i gurantee you nique played no more than 38min a night you no why?
becaucse mike develop his bench so that the team didnt have 2 depend on nique every night do woody do that? NO HE DOESNT AND IN THE LONG RUN IT WILL HURT HIM AS A COACH.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!

darrell starks

February 6th, 2010
4:42 pm

I CANT BLAME TEAGUE, ZAZA, JOE SMITH for there lack of production i blame woody for not giving them enough playing time.
GO HAWKS!!!!!!!


February 6th, 2010
5:00 pm

Who cares ??
Shorten the season to 50 games so each and every game MEANS something and perhaps these lazy unmotivated billionaires would actually look like athletes on the court instead of slow motion, bored, dis-interested dopes wishing they were at a strip club.
Don’t ask me how I really feel.


February 6th, 2010
6:22 pm

Now for a bit of really good news. She’s back; in all her fabulous glory, HFA is finally back after 10 loooong years ‘away’. 09-02-2010.


February 6th, 2010
6:27 pm

Im from ATL..Im stay in DC….I called down to the Verizon Center this morning, when they were putting on like the game was gonna go on…Im like “its no way”. Im glad they CXL it, I was suppose to go…Now I can look forward to seeing the boyz on a later date. Cool…..


February 6th, 2010
6:48 pm

Sucks no game tonight, but hope Hawks get some rest!

Go Hawks!!!


February 6th, 2010
6:49 pm

I hear you Darrell Starks- Woody has never been know for his player developement skills but on the flip side all 3 of the players u mentioned have obvious flaws

1. ZAZA is all hustle and a little skill,he’s okay but what does he really do besides hustle plays,he limited athleticly, no go to shot or move…..

2. Joe Smith is old and it shows, well im older that him so -old as in basketball years lol. He is limited in his post game and his jumper has been posted on the back of milk cartons all year long.I would have rather gotten R Hollins instead of him…..yeah i know veteran leadership yadayadayada

3. Teague is a rook and most of the time he is lost in the sauce also his jumper is horrible- I dont play regular anymore but i’ll bet if we had 20 shots from different spots on the cout i would win maybe 7 6 out of 10 times……. MARK PRICE MYAZZ LOL

So i dont see how 5 minutes more playing time is gonna help them jus my 2 cents


February 6th, 2010
7:33 pm

Florida Evans didn’t say Darn….she said:


February 6th, 2010
8:10 pm

I was wondering what was up with the game. I was just getting out of the shower and turned the channel and saw no game on. I kind of figured it was postponed. Thanks for confirming and posting the postponing information AJC. You Rock.

The time off will give the Hawks time to rest and remain focused on the objective before them– the NBA Title. :-) I love my Hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


February 6th, 2010
9:25 pm

A little rest never hurts.

S Wilson

February 7th, 2010
12:20 am

Those of you that say Woody can’t develop players….Who has coached Josh Smith the last 6 years?


February 7th, 2010
12:40 am

S Wilson,

exactly it took 6 years for him to develop!!! The only thing that was stopping Josh was himself. He had to decide to stop taking threes and choose to do what was best for the team. A case that could be made is Woody is still stunting his growth because he is just asked to play defense and rebound when he could become a potent offensive player with a little more confidence in Woody to let him play.

Tracy Morgan

February 7th, 2010
1:11 am

I wub it, I wub it.


February 7th, 2010
1:44 am

Didn’t Georgetown already play in DC today??? In a much bigger game????


February 7th, 2010
8:59 am

It somewhat pains me to say this, but Marvin really has been executing on offense lately. He has gotten few shots (or just the usual 7 or 8) but has shown some nice moves. Would have liked to have seen him in a majority of the 4th the other night.

Also, we will not catch Orlando since they own us and are up 3 extra games on us because we can’t compete with them


February 7th, 2010
9:55 am

Since we had an unexpected break in the action, what does the gang think about the looming cloud of the NBA contract.


Some of the issues high lighted would forever change the landscape of NBA salaries.

Scroll till you see Sterns face towards the bottom of the page.


February 7th, 2010
10:20 am

JeJe, Marvin and Bibby can both play better. If they both catch a gear in the playy offs – we will be tough to beat.

Orlando plays Boston today. The good thing – somebody has to lose.

Ken Strickland

February 7th, 2010
11:16 am

I’m glad the gm was postponed as well. In addition to the weather issues, the Hawks would have encountered a Wizards team on an emotional high, after coming from 21 down to defeat the Magic. The way we’ve been playing of late, expecially on the rd, a well motivated, focused and hot Wizard team could have easily blown us off the court.

Because the Hawk have played so poorly over the last 23 gms, it’s truely shameful, as well as revealing, that Hawk fans are actually glad a gm against the WIZARDS, of all teams, has been postponed. IT APPEARS WE’RE ALL STARTING TO LOOK FOR EXCUSES RATHER THAN SOLUTIONS.


February 7th, 2010
11:51 am

Well someone has to say it, so it might as well be me: the Thrashers’ “situation” does not bode well for the Hawks ability to expand their roster for the playoffs.

I dread hearing ” we feel good about our roster, etc” from the usual suspects. I know the plan for this season was to win 50 games and not get swept in the secong round BUT with the Celtics’ injuries and team turmoil and with the potential of the magic and Cavs playing one another before the conference championship, a tweak in time could save our behind.

It looks like there will be no money for any signings though. Too bad.

South ga boy in the atl

February 7th, 2010
12:49 pm

Easy there JeJe. I know those words had to hurt but it takes a big man to admit he may have been a little harsh in his judgement of Marvin, therefore I congratulate you. I wish Marvin could have stepped out of the new wrapping paper and played like Durant but he didn’t. However, it has never seemed reasonable to want to throw the towel in on a guy with tremendous talent and upside while he is still in his early 20’s. Players don’t develope at the same exact pace. Marvin’s defense, with his height and wingspan, have been invaluable over the last 4 or 5 games. He’s finding his role. Since the trading deadline, of 2 yrs ago, we have seen a lot of change,(Bibby, Jamal, Teague, Mo, Flip, Joe S, and Chills) and it takes some time for everyone to carve out their roll. Anyway, congrats JeJe. It takes a big man etc. etc.


February 7th, 2010
12:55 pm

GMAN103 Josh is asked to play dedfense and rebound becuz thats the formula for winning-HELLO!Josh is a good all around player he does a lil bit of everything- but a potent scoring force come on son……Cant see that

Marvin!!!! yeah he has played well the last 2 games but dam the season is half way over, like i said 2 good games- 6 games he wont even be heard from. Ive seen this movie before

Illlogical – we have expanded the roster -we signed Mario for the rest of the year LOL…… U have been here long enuff to know that we wont be adding anbody, i believe we are set for battle


February 7th, 2010
2:41 pm

I Mus Write. What most people forget about last season is the fact that Marvin Williams got hurt at the very point at which he was actually becoming interesting. As I recall, it was around this point last year that he was playing some of the best ball of his career. Look, you don’t need to be playing your best ball from November through February. You want to be playing your best from late March into the playoffs. I think that Le Bron nad the Cavs are peaking out a little too soon, but that’s neither here nor there. I think that we as Hawks fans really need to be thinking about Marvin in terms what he does right, not what he doesn’t do, or who he isn’t.


February 7th, 2010
4:14 pm


Why do you insist on using the last 23 games as a barometer to gauge how “poorly” the Hawks are playing? Because when I look at the last 16 games, the Hawks are 11-5. So to me it seems that they are playing pretty well right now.


February 7th, 2010
4:54 pm

Lmao at the Celtics getting old.

Ken Strickland

February 7th, 2010
7:52 pm

JASON-Why did you select only the last 16gms to make your point? At least I include the entire season up to this point and divided it into equal sections. I used the last 23gms, now 24, because we’ve played poorly over that period. PLEASE PROVIDE YES OR NO ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

(1)Would you say a team that averaged 107PPG over the 1st 25gms, has improved if it averages 98.2PPG over the last 24gms?

(2)Would you say a team that was 2nd in the Eastern Conference and tied for 1st in the division after the 1st 25gms, has improved if, over the last 24gms, it falls to #2 in the division and a 3rd place tie in the Eastern conference?

(3)Would you say a team ranked #3 in rebounding and assists, #1 in pts in the paint, fastbreak pts and shooting percentage after the 1st 25gms, has improved if, over the last 24gms, it drops to #4 in pts in the paint and fastbreak pts, and dropped drastically in rebounding and shooting percentage over the last 24gms?

(4)And finally, would you say a team that was 19-6 over the 1st 25gms, has improved if it manages to go 13-11 over the last 24gms?

You said, “SO TO ME