Hawks-Cavs game thread

Greetings, all-
Ken Sugiura sitting in for MC again to give him a much-deserved breather. Dude’s been grinding. He is working on a story for Friday that I think you’ll find interesting.

A few notes. Jamal Crawford is out again with a back injury. He did not look like the definition of spry in the locker room before the game. He had some trouble even bending down to pick something up off the floor.

Marvin Williams wasn’t thrilled about coming off the bench Monday. It should be in the notes posted shortly. (It’s just before 7 p.m. right now)

Joe Johnson said he can’t fully extend his right arm yet. He’s still doing therapy – resistance stuff – and said it affects his release, which might explain a little. He’s 16 for 48 (33.3 percent) since coming back and 3 for 16 from 3-point range (18.8 percent).

Enjoy the game.

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Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:10 pm

Boo hoo, poor Marvin. Suck it up. It’s not like you have exactly earned that starting spot over the course of your illustrious career.

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:11 pm

lets get it..

O'Brien

December 22nd, 2010
7:11 pm

Marvin not thrilled about coming off the bench? I wonder if it bothered him in college?

Jamal being out just reinforces that the Hawks could have done without Jamal for the year. They would have learned how to adapt. Plus JC2 would have stepped up (imo).

lukas

December 22nd, 2010
7:13 pm

“Marvin wasn’t thhrilled about coming off the bench”. What’s he going to do then to justify a starting spot? How is he going to prove all of us who think he’s not a starter that we are wrong?

cp

December 22nd, 2010
7:15 pm

Nique has the worst keys to the game. They have been pretty much the same for 3 years with each team ,just add their star player when he says the “Hawks have to slow down ……….” to win the game.

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:15 pm

lets see if Anderson out works Al..

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:18 pm

what happened to all the Cleveland fans that were in the building the last few years..?

Melvin

December 22nd, 2010
7:18 pm

Hawks look flat. No energy at all to start this game…

ATL FAN

December 22nd, 2010
7:21 pm

Come on!! Lets go Hawks!!

Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:21 pm

A disjointed, flat start for both teams in this game.

Christian

December 22nd, 2010
7:23 pm

I can’t watch the hawks game, it just shows women’s basketball?? It’s on sports south

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:25 pm

Joe looks like he’s experimenting w/ his release..

Sautee

December 22nd, 2010
7:25 pm

We need to take EVERY SHOT in the paint. They have no shot blocking.

Yeah, Al I like your jumper. Take it the F inside!

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:25 pm

Hawks toying around.

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:26 pm

are the hawks sleep?

Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:27 pm

If you are not getting a game on TV, atdhe.net is your friend.

Keep feeding Horford. Everyone else seems to be ice cold.

Nique with the insightful analysis: “Ever since Joe has come back, his shot looks like it’s just a little bit off.” Thanks Nique.

cp

December 22nd, 2010
7:30 pm

Typical Hawks. Get a quality win and come out flat against a bad team. You also have to love that instead of taking it inside they just settle for jumpers.

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:30 pm

Those are the most discouraging pregame notes I’ve ever read on this blog.

Jamal can’t bend down? Dude has been out for a freaking week.

Marvin is not pleased about coming off bench? who the hell was he gonna start over? Josh Smith? Well if Marvin was displeased, maybe he DOES actually care?

Joe can’t extend his arm? Why the hell is he back yet? His shooting has been awful

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:31 pm

*yawns* hawks act like they have something better to do

Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:31 pm

A game like this is the ideal game for Jordan Crawford to get some burn. Nobody on the Hawks can buy a basket and everyone looks like they are running in sand.

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:32 pm

What has Damien not done to earn being the 6th man?

Mo Evans sucks

O'Brien

December 22nd, 2010
7:32 pm

Mike Bibby 0-3. JJ 0-1 from 3

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:33 pm

A game like this hawks should be blowing them out

Sautee

December 22nd, 2010
7:33 pm

Let’s not give the Cavs a Christmas gift.

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:33 pm

Can we not just blow this team out from the start?

LOL again @ Marvin mad about not starting

STFU

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:35 pm

“He’s still doing therapy – resistance stuff – and said it affects his release, which might explain a little.”

ha.. didnt bother to read the opening notes but i guess this explains Joe’s release..

Bailey

December 22nd, 2010
7:35 pm

That was an awful first quarter on both ends of the floor. I think the Hawks are on Christmas vacation a little bit too early tonight. The offense looked chaotic and there were tons of miscues on the defensive end. Hopefully, the team wakes up in the second quarter.

cp

December 22nd, 2010
7:35 pm

lol Najeh. Nique is brutal.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:35 pm

John Hollinger tweets that the Hawks’ owners have reached a settlement on their ongoing dispute. Don’t know how that affects the team in the short-term, but whatever.

Melvin

December 22nd, 2010
7:36 pm

Hawks look halfhearted. They should easily put away this team but its going to be one of those grinding games b/c they have no intensity when they play these sub .500 teams…

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:37 pm

OMG TEAGUE USE THE BACKBOARD

THOSE LAYUPS NEVER GO IN

BANK IT IN

WTF ARE U? 8 YEARS OLD?

THE BACKBOARD IS THERE FOR A REASON

THAT’S 2 BLOWN LAYUPS

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

looks like most of the owners are center court opposite side scorers table sitting together tonight..

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

That’s the damn problem with this team.

We have two 1-dimensional PGs who are good at what the other isn’t (MC hit it right on the head – no homo). Teague is fast and good defender – no offense. Bibby is okay offensively, no speed or defense

TEAGUE U SUCK

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

smh teague is a bum lol

Najeh Davenpoop

December 22nd, 2010
7:40 pm

Aside from the fact that he can’t seem to finish to save his life, Teague has been playing pretty well in this game.

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:40 pm

lmaooooo mo evans

cp

December 22nd, 2010
7:40 pm

Why does LD continue to play Mo smdh

Melvin

December 22nd, 2010
7:40 pm

Teague can’t buy a shot right now but I like his agressiveness

stizz

December 22nd, 2010
7:41 pm

That sugar in the tank is what was holding Mo down on the alley oop.

Sautee

December 22nd, 2010
7:41 pm

Actually, Jeje, it was THREE blown layups, though he got a foul called for one.

O'Brien

December 22nd, 2010
7:43 pm

Is Marvin really that much better than Juwad Williams?

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:43 pm

Sautee, He missed a 3rd after I posted that.

WTF was Marvin doing on that Jawad 3 that he missed? Dude had like 4 seconds to shoot. Guard your f’ing man.
God

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:43 pm

Mo mid range shot hasnt been bad relative to the usually decent deep ball.

O'Brien

December 22nd, 2010
7:44 pm

Marvin must lick his chops when playing Cleveland now. he does not have to guard LeBron

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:44 pm

WTF Najeh?

dude had 3 point blank layups and couldn’t even use the backboard on 2 of them. That’s 6 points or so he left on the board in the 1st.

Let’s not forget Teague can’t even make a damn jumpshot.

SMGDH @ our Point Guards. Get Andre Miller or Mo Williams or Monta Ellis in here

Sautee

December 22nd, 2010
7:45 pm

Was that Mo’s first made basket this month? Seriously. was it?

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:45 pm

WTF @ Josh

He’s not even @ the 3 right now. If you’re in as the 4, THEN GET IN THE G-DAMN POST YOU IDIOT

J.J.M

December 22nd, 2010
7:45 pm

can someone tell josh to drive the ball on this small team

JeJe

December 22nd, 2010
7:46 pm

WTF @ this “at least Teague is being aggressive” talk. Is this guy a 12th man? He needs to be playing with energy and converting EVERY single game.

Damnit now he dunks.
WTF Teague

bigdave

December 22nd, 2010
7:46 pm

Mo Williams cant defend anybody but Mike Bibby..

really he’s present day Mike on HGH.. give me someone who can defend the pick and roll