Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 119, Grizzlies 104

Hawks executed L.D.'s blueprint to near-perfection. (AP Photo)

Hawks executed L.D.'s blueprint to near-perfection. (AP Photo)

MemphisSmoove said it before and I didn’t believe him. After what has to be considered a smashing debut for L.D.’s Hawks, Josh said it again: “Preseason is preseason. That’s what people have got to realize.”

– It didn’t take long for me to get the message. I think it happened around the time I realized J.J. wasn’t hitting, Al hadn’t scored and yet the Hawks were in control. On the road, even.

– “Give credit to the Atlanta Hawks and our coach,” J.J. said. “We were poised tonight. We made plays when we needed to.”

– Everyone who played for the Hawks did something good. That’s what it tends to look like when the bench has 50 points, 19 rebounds, 12 free throws and makes 18 of 34 shots. It looked like a bona fide 10-man rotation for the Hawks.

– The starters got to chill for long periods because the bench was beating the Grizzlies. “It’s outstanding any time they can give the starters a rest and be focused,” Josh said.

– “There are going to be games where the bench has to pick us up, like tonight,” J.J. said. “They did that, and we were able to come in and finish them off.”

– J.J. was only 6 of 16 from the field but that wasn’t because he was forcing things. “I got a lot of wide open looks,” he said. “I just didn’t make a lot of shots. At times I was a little too excited. For me to not have a great shooting night and for us to win big like this tonight, it’s perfect.”

– Seven assists and 11 free throws for Joe. The former is no surprise because he will share the ball but the latter was a change. I even saw him barking at officials a couple times.

– Josh had five blocked shots. Eventually the Grizzlies were looking for him when they went to the basket. “He bailed us out of a few plays with some blocks,” L.D. said. “When he plays like that, we are a good team.”

– There was one play in the first half that sent an early message that Zaza was going to outwork the Grizz. He was trying to work a pick-and-roll with Al but tripped and fell on the roll. By the time J.J. shot and missed, Zaza had picked himself up, collected the rebound and scored.

– It got to the point where Grizzlies fans booed each time Zaza pushed their team around. I guess seeing an athletically limited, 6-11 reserve center take it to their 7-foot-3 No. 2 overall pick made them a bit grumpy.

– “The reaction felt good,” Zaza said. “You want to keep that going. It’s all about helping the team.”

Mo soared past Thabeet for a baseline layup. No signs of the knee slowing Mo, who made all three of his field-goal attempts and was active defensively.

Marvin locked up Rudy Gay, made 5 of 6 shots and was strong on the boards.

Jamal’s on-ball defense wasn’t the best and he tended to give up at the first sign of a screen. But his anticipation led to three steals. The Hawks are going to get baskets out of the motion but when things break down, there still aren’t too many better than him at putting the ball in the hole.

Josh Powell had eight points and six rebounds in 20 minutes. He’s aggressive and showed good footwork in the post.

– You still can’t leave Bibby open. He made all four 3-point attempts, including back-to-back daggers in the fourth in case Memphis had any ideas about coming back. When Atlanta’s offense is clicking like this Bibby will get his looks and he will make a high percentage.

– The Hawks scored 12 of their 26 fastbreak points in the first quarter. Al pushed the ball and found Bibby for a 3 and Josh fed Zaza for a layup.

Mike Conley looked like he was going to bring the Grizzlies back in the third quarter. Then L.D. sent in Teague, who didn’t let him get in the lane and create havoc. Memphis didn’t have anyone else out there who could make things happen.

– “We had a few problems with Conley on the high pick-and-roll but we made a few minor adjustments,” L.D. said.

– Teague also made a nice floater with the shot clock running down during that 12-0 run to end the third quarter. “His confidence has risen,” L.D. said. “One thing I have been trying to instill in Jeff is the fact that with him on the floor, his speed, his quickness and his ability to push the ball. He can guard. We need that type of energy and he’s the only guy on our team who has it.”

– Memphis was without Marc Gasol. Then Zach Randolph went down with a back injury. Either or both of those guys might have made it tougher for Zaza to have his way inside and also give the Hawks problems.

– “We just don’t have much offense inside after the three bigs we have,” Grizz coach Lionel Hollins said. “The other guys aren’t offensive players but it’s more than just Zach going out. We didn’t compete as hard as we needed to compete early on.”

– Al picked up two early fouls and L.D. rode Zaza. “I didn’t want to put him in for the second quarter especially when Zaza was going well,” L.D. said. “I spoke to Al on the bench about that and he was fine with it.”

– Al never really got into the flow. “Zaza really played a great game just being a strong body down there,” Al said. “I think coach felt like I didn’t have to play in the second quarter. It was one of those games where I couldn’t get it going. I just have to get back focused and get ready for Friday.”

– The Hawks’ motion offense was working (witness J.J. scoring on an oop) but they didn’t stick with it exclusively. Jamal and Joe still got theirs on some good old-fashioned pick-and-rolls and isos. “I thought the mixture was pretty good,” L.D. said. “It kept them off balance a little bit. We were effective.”

– The only real negatives for Atlanta: 15 turnovers, another s off-kilter outing by Al and no one but Teague able to stay in front of Conley.

– Smoove said L.D. and his staff gave created a great gameplan for the Grizz. L.D. got the game ball. “It’s my first win so I’ve got to enjoy it,” he said.

– I predicted the Hawks would be fine on offense and that Marvin, Zaza, Mo, Bibby and J.J. would benefit from the motion offense. Finally, I’ve managed to look smart.

– But these being the Hawks, there’s always a chance I will look dumb again come Friday night in Philly (or after that but it won’t have anything to do with the Hawks). “There can’t be a letdown,” Al said.

– I’m out, Hawks fans.

MC

161 comments Add your comment

Zach

October 28th, 2010
12:23 am

The Hawks looked good tonight. This looked like a focused, determined team, who never doubted their ability and played with energy throughout the game. I hope they continue to play at a high level on Friday. Also, I have a feeling Al will be focused and ready to step up his game on Friday. I think tonight was just an off-night for him, especially with the fouls disrupting his rhythm, but he’ll be ready to go again on Friday.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:24 am

Hawks offense definitely looks better than ever with the ball and personnel movement. The more the ball moves, the greater potential there is for turnovers, so I’m not too worried about that.

The bench looked legit, and that was great (in part, because we needed them to be).

I see Josh is doing his same stuff as last season, blocking a bunch of shots, not rebounding nearly as well as he’s capable, dishing out a handful of assists, and taking enough jumpers (and missing them) to make you wanna scream. Not gonna make the all-star team with those numbers, that’s for sure.

I also see we’re leaning on him too much to clean up the mistakes we make starting on the perimeter.

Bibby looks better than he has in quite a while. Maybe this new offense really suits him (he hasn’t played in a real offense since Rick Adelman left Sacramento).

I liked Marvin’s contribution. Dude hit shots, hit free throws, and rebounding decently. Anybody who says Rudy Gay torched him…well, Gay needed 6 free throws to help his 7-16 shooting from the floor, and 21 points is good, but not great.

Yes, Rudy Gay makes you want to find Billy Knight and smack him upside the afro….

Al Horford came into the season like he should be on the front of a Wheaties box. Instead, he’s going to be on the back of a orange juice carton under “missing persons”. I hope it’s just an issue with his ankle or whatever, because we need a heck of a lot more out of him than what he gave us.

In the meantime, Zaza was great off the bench, and we finally have found a good PF off the bench in Powell. I’ll take 8 points and 6 boards in 20 minutes anytime.

Jamal helped, but something told me that he would not have nearly the prominent role in this new offense, and it shows already. Here’s the irony in it: he’s holding the ball with his dribbling act in ways that people always used to accuse Joe Johnson of doing. Didn’t see that coming, huh?

Joe Johnson….what can be said? Not the best shooting night, but this makes up for it: 9-11 from the charity stripe. I’ll take those 40-something percent shooting nights all season long if he can get to the line 4+ times a night.

Jeff Teague – didn’t look bad, didn’t look great. I’m looking for him to grow into things more. I’m giving it 20-30 games, but by then he should be having a very clear impact on the game in significant minutes, if he doesn’t win the starting job. Why? Because there will be nights where Bibby gets covered up on one end, and can’t stay in front of the opposing pg on the other end, and Teague will need to come into the game, showing his ability to stay in front of point guards, and penetrate the lane.

I’ll take the win on the road. Anytime.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:26 am

Ken Strickland ,

The Hawks need to start with simply committing to actually playing the Magic. That’s the problem. We show up to the game, but we don’t actually PLAY them. And as bad as it is to get beaten by 25 points, would getting beat by only 10 or 15 really make you feel better? A loss is a loss.

We have to compete against that team. We aren’t doing that. We showed that in the preaseason against them, which is in stark contrast with what we did against Miami. Either we lock in mentally somehow, or we continue to get beaten by them like we’re a D-League team. We beat them one time last season, because we committed to playing the entire game (and, their shots were a bit off). Beyond that, it’s been a woodshed whoopin’ every time.

So no, I can’t even begin to put a game against Orlando in the same sentence as a game against Memphis.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:30 am

Still laughing about this whole Al Horford thing from the last blog. Let me ask a question.

Why is there such a big deal made about Al Horford and his comments about playing the Center position vs the Power Forward position? Are we suffering memory loss around here? Was he a center in college? No. Joakim Noah was the center, Al was the PF. Both are listed as F/C on the roster, but we know the deal. Al only played center against the heavier guys that were a little thick for Noah, and sometimes they even used Chris Richard against the heavier guys.

So it’s not like Al has been playing center on any consistent basis until he got to the NBA, and played for the Hawks. Why is he a center here?

1) We didn’t have anybody better for the position. You can chalk that up to draft issues, or free agency issues, but all things lead back to management, and from there…ownership.

2) Because Zaza DOES NOT give you 17 points and 11 rebounds a night. Never has.

3) Because when we acquire centers (with the exception of Zaza), we only go for minimum contract guys.

Quit acting surprised. This is nothing new. Back in the 90s, nobody would have put Al at center. He would have been at power forward, just like Shawn Kemp, Derrick Coleman, Antonio McDyess, Larry Nance, PJ Brown, etc.

So how this constantly continues to be Al’s fault is laughable to me. Dude got selected for the big midseason event while playing out of position. Clearly, the problem does not lie with him, it lies elsewhere.

Considering how he played tonight, I’m just glad our bench did well. I don’t think Memphis having Gasol would have mattered that much. We’re still better than they are, just maybe not as big of a blowout. He was the only starter missing.

Zach Randolph was gimpy. I get that. Some also say that Horford’s ankle isn’t fully healed.

Funny how we can make excuses for their team suffering injuries, but can’t take up for our own guys. Some fans we are.

STEEL(Formerly VenomSpitter)

October 28th, 2010
12:30 am

Samuel come out u chickensh*t

Najeh Davenpoop

October 28th, 2010
12:30 am

“Teague also made a nice floater with the shot clock running down during that 12-0 run to end the third quarter. “His confidence has risen,” L.D. said.”

Gee, I wonder why. Could it be because he ACTUALLY GETS TO PLAY NOW? What a shock.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 28th, 2010
12:32 am

On an unrelated note, Blake Griffin is a f-cking monster. One of those rare players who matches his elite physical ability with a great understanding of the game. You can see his basketball IQ on display when he has the ball in his hand.

If the rest of that team could play with half the basketball awareness he does, that’s a playoff team easily.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 28th, 2010
12:34 am

A nice side effect of Drew’s new offense seems to be that even when the Hawks are not executing that offense as written, they are still looking to move towards the basket and move off the ball more than they have in the past. That, in and of itself, is a major victory for Drew if they can keep it up.

Hawks are Pretenders not Contenders

October 28th, 2010
12:41 am

Don’t let this Hawk team fool you!!! For the past three years they start off on a lil win streak. Only until they BEAT the MAGIC, BOBCATS, HEAT, CELTICS,and other 500+ teams ON THE ROAD then maybe they will catch my attention.

bjrufino

October 28th, 2010
12:48 am

nice win for the hawks

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:49 am

Philly always gives us trouble. They have one issue now, however, that they did not have before, and we should exploit the heck out of it: they no longer have a legit post defense presence. With Dalembert gone, the best post defense and shot blocking threat is Elton Brand.

They’ll have to rely on Iggy, Thad Young, Lou Williams, and the rookie for firepower on the other end of the floor.

Najeh Davenpoop

October 28th, 2010
12:51 am

Shellhead gobbled up 16 boards tonight.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:51 am

LOL.

STEEL ,

You wastin’ your breath homey. Woody’s best friend ever ain’t comin’ back out until the team loses a game it shouldn’t lose, then he’ll blame Larry the same way he used to get mad at guys for blaming Woody.

Nah, Samuel likes to talk trash, but he knows when he doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

Zach

October 28th, 2010
12:53 am

Who in the world is “Shellhead”?

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:55 am

Najeh ,

Two things on Blake and the Clippers:

1) Blake gets to play his natural position, instead of being forced into a “bigger” role by a franchise that refuses to do the right thing at the two most crucial positions (Point Guard and Center).

2) Getting rid of Mike Dunleavy could only help things. Seriously.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
12:57 am

Shellhead = Shelden Williams

You know, the guy we drafted ahead of Rudy Gay, Brandon Roy, and Rajon Rondo. Yep. That guy.

Zach

October 28th, 2010
12:58 am

lol, thanks for the info Big Ray. I suppose that nickname is fitting.

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
1:02 am

Hmmmm…the real Chris Paul is back, I see. 17 points, 16 assists. And, his Hornets beat the Milwaukee Bucks.

Uh-oh, looks like another hybrid PF had a rough game- Emeka Okafor with 0 points, 0 blocks, and 9 rebounds. Gee Whiz, I guess it’s happening all over, LOL.

cp

October 28th, 2010
1:08 am

Good game. Great ball movement, guys knocked down free throws, and the bench played well……The only thing I didn’t like was the over dribbling by Jamal. There were a few times where he missed wide open guys because he thought he was hotsauce out there. I wont even mention his defense. I like that he can fill it up in a hurry but his defense and “looking for his” is not a good look.

Zach

October 28th, 2010
1:12 am

If you think about it, Al didn’t have that bad of a night. He played a grand total of just over 17 minutes. That’s a little bit more than half of what he should play on a regular basis, and considering he was interrupted early-on by fouls, 7 rebounds is respectable for such a short time on the court. The scoring was definitely sub-par, but as many people have mentioned, Al was never able to really get into a rhythm in this game with the spotty minutes he played, plus he only had 5 field goal attempts. Obviously, his play was subpar in comparison to what he usually gives you on a nightly basis, but I’m assuming he’ll bounce back as he always does from a rare off-night. If this was someone who had suffered inconsistent play throughout his career, I’d be worried, but this is just one game, and Al has never made a habit of stringing together sub-par performances.

Wabe

October 28th, 2010
1:20 am

MC: “We had a few problems with Conley on the high pick-and-roll but we made a few minor adjustments,” L.D. said.

Damn, feels pretty damn good to finally have a guy at the helm who knows a thing about *adjustments*.

I know it’s game 1 of 82, and I know its the Grizzlies, but, you’ve gotta love how this team came out and looked at least tonight to have bought into LD’s motion offense. I mean really, when have you ever seen JJ catch a lob? Better yet, when have you seen Zaza dish it?

I loved it. Fun to watch the starters get those extended minutes – not on the court – but on the bench. LD showed faith in his bench. Had a solid rotation set up.

With that said, I’m still a little concerned defensively. It’s obvious our personnel may have a hand in this. Bibby/Crawford struggle to keep guys in front of them. It still leaves guys like Smoove tryin to make a play when he shouldn’t have to. But, I didn’t expect either one of those guys to become lockdown defenders. But, hope to see the defensive schemes offset personnel weaknesses.

All in all though, solid. I love LD’s demeanor. A players coach. The guys seem to be buying into the system. And, the more they win, the more confidence they grow – not only in themselves, but in LD and what he’s tryin to do here.

RIP – SWITCHING DEFENSE/ALL ISO-ALL THE TIME

truthspitter

October 28th, 2010
1:38 am

Look okay but you have to remember that Memphis was short some really good players. The Sixers bench is better than the Hawks and the Sixers will not be interested in going 0-2 at home. Let’s see the Hawks get this one when there heart and will is tested, gonna be interesting.

Ramon

October 28th, 2010
1:41 am

Ramon

October 28th, 2010
12:44 am

Ptc, and the Hawks were successful last season. No matter how they looked in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Only four teams were more successful than the Hawks when you factor in wins total, and cost of roster. Why pay $80-90 million just to lose in the 2nd round (Cleveland, Utah, Phoenix, and San Antonio, Dallas, Denver)?

Ramon

October 28th, 2010
12:47 am

PTC, you can’t tell what any team is going to do for the rest of the season rather its the Lakers or the Timberwolves. Every team is injuries or acquisitions away from reversing their projection year. But what game last season do you recall having so many Hawks involved as much as tonight, when for majority of the night the lead was under 11 points? The Hawks were already 10 deep in the first quarter although it wasn’t a blowout.

oranjucejonz

October 28th, 2010
2:13 am

Not sure if the time off in preseason has caused Jamal to be behind in learning the new offense but he seems to be the only one thats not buying into the whole “motion” thing….Its either that or this guy is a selfish player and although i saw glimpses of it [selfishness] last yr,I guess i overlooked it,Plus it was camoflauged with everyone elses 1-on-1 play….But now that the other guys are working on this new system it was really apparent tonight

jc_dawgs

October 28th, 2010
2:39 am

The chemistry looks good with this team. I just hope Joe and Smoove can handle the adversity a little better this year. Zaza looked great and Jamal as well. I like our bench.

Also…I’m not too worried about the game at the Sixers. Hawks will keep it close at a minimum. I’m not guaranteeing a Hawks win…but on paper Hawks have the better talent.

vava74

October 28th, 2010
4:08 am

And what about that zone D Larry Drew came up with and disrupted the Grizz’s offence completely?

Man it tastes good to have someone on the bench… who actually knows what coaching is all about!!!

Big Ray

October 28th, 2010
5:39 am

Zach ,

I hear you. It was just disconcerting to see Big Al struggle early on, but hey, it happens to the best. We’ll need him against more formidable teams, as has been proven time and again.

By the way, I’m sure you can tell the difference between the real me, and the person who wants to spoof me. Let’s start with the fact that I never put a period at the end of my name. LOL…

truthspitter ,

True. Philly tends to give us a rough time, but without Dalembert, it will be difficult for them to defend inside. Nobody is scared of Jason Smith or Mareese Speights.

~~MAC-ToWN~~ (Area Code 478 Westside Macon)

October 28th, 2010
6:16 am

Pluses over Woodson’s Hawk teams:

-ball movement
-adjustments
-nice to know we have another front court player with decent moves in the post.

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
6:44 am

Character Assassination!

Blu-Ray
(Clear Image)

Content reveals Character!

Rev in Tampa

October 28th, 2010
6:45 am

@MC “– Mike Conley looked like he was going to bring the Grizzlies back in the third quarter. Then L.D. sent in Teague, who didn’t let him get in the lane and create havoc. Memphis didn’t have anyone else out there who could make things happen. – “We had a few problems with Conley on the high pick-and-roll but we made a few minor adjustments,” L.D. said.”

Actually it sounds like LD made a *0* adjustment.

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
6:46 am

Road Kill!

What I liked most about this game?

I was a Road-Win!

BBgenie

October 28th, 2010
7:21 am

Can someone Please explain to me What’s going on Between Dish Network and Fow Sports???? Couldn’t watch Hawks Game last night!!!!!!!!

BBgenie

October 28th, 2010
7:22 am

Dish Network vs Fox Sports: What’s the Deal!!!

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
7:23 am

Agent 0!

Rev you funny! A *0* Adjustment?

Coach Drew has said and IS doing ALL the right things.
Even, the way he handles Josh’s stubbornness is embracing!
Josh will never respond well to Yelling and Screaming.

When did berating ever work on Generation – Y?
Y do these kids do what they do?

This new offense allows Josh to take those jumpers, and he will take them. As long as Josh puts in the jumper-work in practice and in his free time, he can become a good jump shooter. Why shouldn’t he develop that part of his game too? MJ had no jumper when he was drafted, but he did the work and became formidable and garnered an inside-outside game!

Why can’t Josh do that?

dukester

October 28th, 2010
7:23 am

From Big Ray- There is a possibility that horford might be signed and traded. I just thought id let you guys know first.

Suppose Big Ray is correct who would you like the Hawks to trade AL Horford for?

chuckw/deadjournalist

October 28th, 2010
7:28 am

What an entertaining game that I didn’t get to see. (Our neighborhood cable is via Dish Network which means I’m screwed.) From what I’ve read, everything sounds promising enough. But while Memphis is better, they aren’t a great (or even good) defensive team. Promising start but it will be interesting to see how well the offense works with a team who plays much better defense.

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
7:28 am

BBgenie

You need to call Dish Network and find out what the problem is.
I have Direct TV and the 2nd Tier entertainment package is affordable which includes NBA TV and Basic Movie packages (not including HBO, Showtime, Starz).

I have a Commercial account for my office, but I pay $69/Mo.
I imagine it is cheaper for residential. I have coupons for my employees to get Direct TV at home for $19.99/Mo for a year.

Check for promos at Direct TV and:
“That is Change you Can believe in!”

chuckw/deadjournalist

October 28th, 2010
7:33 am

Everyone that asked about Dish vs. Fox:

Fox went to all their providers and demanded a significant increase in rights to broadcast Fox regional sports networks, FX, etc. Dish Network and others refused to pay what they felt was an exorbitant rate increase (widely published at 50%). So Fox yanked the channels.

Dish, specifically, wanted the ability to air Fox programming will the dispute was being worked out, but Fox declined, so on 10/1/10 FSS, FS, FX and a few other channel were gone.

Based on what I’ve read it doesn’t look like a solution is coming anytime soon.

As usual, the customers get screwed and no one seems to care.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

October 28th, 2010
7:37 am

L.D. said. “One thing I have been trying to instill in Jeff is the fact that with him on the floor, his speed, his quickness and his ability to push the ball. He can guard. We need that type of energy and he’s the only guy on our team who has it.”

What about JC2 ? I sure hope coach LD doesn’t do to the rookie’s confidence what Woody did to Teague.

chuckw/deadjournalist

October 28th, 2010
7:37 am

*while the dispute is being worked out.

Unfortunately there is only one option if you have a personal Dish Network account: You’ll have to switch to another provider or wait until this mess gets resolved.

I looked into NBA.com/League Pass but those game are blacked-out on-line or on League Pass if a local, regional carrier is broadcasting the games.

That means if you can’t change from Dish the only option is listening to it on the radio, etc.

It sucks. Big time. This effected the last few Braves games, some SEC football games but most of all is eliminates the ability to watch Hawks games since 90% of the games are on FSS or FS.

vava74

October 28th, 2010
7:38 am

BBGenie,

NBA League Pass is free until the 1st of November (inclusive).

Hence you will be able to watch at least the next two games.

O'Brien

October 28th, 2010
7:39 am

Great game for the Hawks and LD. He actually made adjustments on Conley, and he even seemed to change defensive strategy a couple times. Nice to see a coach make adjustments, instead of telling guys to try harder.

L.D. said. “I spoke to Al on the bench about that and he was fine with it.”.

I like the communication from LD so far too. And there was a point in the game where Teague came out (maybe there was a time-out), and LD was talking to Teague, probably making corrections.

Woody tended to just give Teague the “evil eye” most of the times.

If Teague can make his floater consistently, that will be huge for us.

Overall, my game ball goes to the bench. On to Philly

vava74

October 28th, 2010
7:40 am

DrMaryB,

I am starting to doubt that you are only one person…

It’s physically impossible to be so active on the blog as you are…

O'Brien

October 28th, 2010
7:46 am

My one complaint was Jamal. Although he made shots, there were times when guys were open and he missed them, because he held the ball too long.

To borrow a quote from Brad Childress, “He needs to stay within the confines of the system.”

Stinger made a comment about Al’s game too. He said Al has been getting the ball on the elbow, and he is not used to getting it out that far. So he will have to adjust. We’ll see how he looks the next game, especially with Dalembert out.

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
7:54 am

VaVa74

Your doubts don’t concern me.

However, a quality education, a fantastic staff, owning a business, 3-Day work weeks, a swollen pocket and a Blackberry can do wonders for time management.

You should try it sometime. -smile-
Plus, I work out every morning at 530 AM … I’ll sleep when I’m dead!

Life Is Good!

chuckw/deadjournalist

October 28th, 2010
7:57 am

DrMaryB –

You just made me eight kinds of envious. You figured out something that a lot of us didn’t. And by a lot, I mean me. ha

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
8:08 am

Smoking!

chuckw/deadjournalist. … LOL!

Oh yeah! And on those three days I treat 80 Patients per day from
9am – 12pm to 3pm-6pm … Count it – that’s a 6 hour work day!
Time Management is my greatest asset!

Man, I’m blowing “7even Kinds of Smoke” like Bruce Lee!
But, I’m the Tiger Woods at what I do! Quality not Quantity – work smart, not hard! But, on the flip side, my life has been hell and I stayed the course.
I’ve buried my entire Family … Mother, Father, Sister, Brother (RIP) all by age 21!Now, I have all this time to do what I enjoy! Saving Lives and Living Mine.

I would trade it all, to have my Family back.

Thanks!

Dunkus Colossus

October 28th, 2010
8:12 am

The question is whether the Hawks are good or the Grizzlies are just bad. We will see when the Hawks play the Heat,Magic,Celtics,Lakers,Mavs,Bucks,Jazz,etc.
It could be like saying the Braves are great after beating the Pirates…

drmaryb (*_*)

October 28th, 2010
8:12 am

All the Praise and Glory goes to Jehovah God!
I accept, none of it! Through him ALL things are possible!

tp

October 28th, 2010
8:43 am

Thanks for the great recap MC!