Atlanta Hawks: NBA decides Hawks and Bucks will play tonight (Update: Game postponed)

2 p.m. Update: The league announced the Hawks’ scheduled game tonight against Milwaukee at Philips Arena has been postponed because of the severe weather conditions in Atlanta.

The game was rescheduled for March 15 at 7 p.m., which means the Hawks are set to play rare back-to-back home games.

The Hawks plan to attempt to leave tonight for their game at Toronto tomorrow. Their next home game is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m. vs. Houston.

Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said the team is still deciding if fans with tickets to tonights’ game still will be able to redeem them for Saturday’s game or Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday game vs. Sacramento (4 p.m).

The Hawks had a shootaround today but there was no media availability.

MC

151 comments Add your comment

J from the A

January 11th, 2011
11:14 am

1st!

GO HAWKS!

honest_abe

January 11th, 2011
11:15 am

i wonder if nique has any say or pull in personnel decisions. will we ever know if it was nique who said that marvin was a once in a decade type talent? because every time i hear him on tv i realize that man shouldn’t be making any decisions period. the guy could jump out the gym but he’s not the brightest bulb, the sharpest knife, etc…….

Marcus

January 11th, 2011
11:22 am

Stay safe and whoop the Bucks.

MsDee

January 11th, 2011
11:43 am

Phillips Arena would look no different than the other games when there are 2000-3000 peeps in there anyways!!

bird

January 11th, 2011
11:44 am

Im sure Nique doesnt have that kind of pull. Billy Knight is the person to blame for Marvin. I think Nique is a bright guy, he may not be Ivy League material, but the guy is not ignorant. Just because someone doesn’t talk the greatest in front of a camera doesnt mean their a dummy.

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
11:56 am

Bird, isn’t the person to blame for Marvin. Most GMs would’ve chosen Marvin that season. Sund is the person to blame for Marvin. He’s the one that signed Marvin for longer than a three year deal.

honest_abe

January 11th, 2011
11:58 am

i never said the guy was ignorant. sheesh. just kinda slow. and maybe he’s normal off the camera but his entire word selection consists of five words.

hawks looking good lately. josh settling down and taking advantage of matchups when they present themselves. jj finding his scoring touch. jamal being jamal. ld showing us the reason why woody never played teague.

give damian more pt!

MannyT

January 11th, 2011
12:08 pm

Do I have to park my sled tonight or can I put it in the 300 level. There will be space for it ;-)

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NineOhTheRino

January 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

If the Hawks are making personnel decisions off of Nique’s word then that’s a Hawks problem. Don’t blame Nique; Blame the Hawks FO for being idiots.

NineOhTheRino

January 11th, 2011
12:46 pm

Sorry but I agree with Abe, Nique has no business speaking on a live mic. He only states the obvious. Nique making comments like: “Them the type of things the Hawks have to do” and “The Hawks are playing very good” just bring the quality of that broadcast down.

O'Brien

January 11th, 2011
1:10 pm

Ramon,

The persons to blame (imo) are Woody and BK. They are the ones who decided that although the Hawks needed a PG, they were going to take a SF, although the Hawks did not need a SF.

Keep in mind that When Marvin was drafted, we had Josh Smith, Al Harrington and Josh Childress on the team. At PG, we had Tony Delk, Royal Ivey, and Tyronn Lue.

And the Hawks passed over CP3 and Deron for a SF, although PG and Center are arguably the 2 most important positions, and although athletic SFs are much easier to find. I blame Woody and BK.

honest_abe,

If ‘Nique had any input, I think he would have lobbied for the Hawks to sign his nephew when both Marvin and Mo were injured earlier in the year. But the Hawks did not sign anybody.

kaiser souze

January 11th, 2011
1:38 pm

Possibly 200-300 fans this eve. Gotta love the NBA, play the game, put people in harm’s way. Who cares that it’s going to freeze this eve? Schedules must be met, NATIONAL BUTT ASSOCATION! Selah.

Melvin

January 11th, 2011
2:00 pm

Oh my gosh, the circus is getting its main clown back. Rasheed wants to rejoin the Celtics……

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/blog/142541/index.html?eref=twitter_feed

northcyde

January 11th, 2011
2:12 pm

I personally get tired of everybody talking ish about Nique.

Nique IS the Atlanta Hawks. People can talk about Pistol Pete, or Petit, or Mookie, or any other player that has played with this organiation. But when you think Atlanta Hawks, you think Dominique Wilkins . . . period.

It’s a damn shame that some of you talk about the Hall of Famer like he’s some clueless individual, just because he’s not the ideal color commentator. That man deserves a lot more respect from some of you fans. Without Nique, we’re the damn Clippers.

You won’t see Laker fans trash Magic for his grammar mistakes. So Dominique deserves the same respect.

RESPECT THE HALL OF FAMER !!!

northcyde

January 11th, 2011
2:19 pm

Even with some of the broadcasters like Johnny “Red” Kerr ( Chicago ) . . and Tommy Heinson ( Boston ), who are/were obviously bad or overly homeristic, you don’t see/hear their fans talking ish about them. Why? Because they are legends in the organiazation.

Their fans respect their legends.

And some people wonder why other fans talk ish about Hawk fans.

Michael Cunningham

January 11th, 2011
2:22 pm

Blog updated with game postponement

northcyde

January 11th, 2011
2:33 pm

Good call by the league. If ATL is still having major problems, there’s no sense in playing that game tonight . . possibly putting people in jeapordy.

That would be a major revenue hit for the Hawks as well, since I imagine a good chunk of their attendees drive in from close to or outside the I-285 perimeter to go to games.

Plus you have to consider the arena workers who need to be at the game.

If the city is still bad, then it’s the right call. LOL . . I see CNN is still broadcasting in HD, since the storm hit.

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
2:36 pm

Michael Cunningham

January 11th, 2011
2:36 pm

@northcyde: “Plus you have to consider the arena workers who need to be at the game.”

apparently this was the major issue the Hawks raised with the league. they doubted they could get enough support staff to the arena.

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
2:39 pm

MC, can you get my comment out of the blog monster?

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
2:41 pm

Also, O’brien, the league wasn’t dominated by PG play then. Majority of the championships won in the last 15-18 seasons have been from dominant athleticism at the wing positions.

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
2:45 pm

The Hawks get back to back home games? Wow, normally the league would have the Hawks play back to back to back 3 nights in a row in different cities after postponements.

MannyT

January 11th, 2011
2:52 pm

WIll this guy get credit for his footwear, purchased especially to get to the arena tonight
http://www.vimeo.com/18654578

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

January 11th, 2011
2:52 pm

How much you want to bet this sudden postponement was triggered the Hawks Season Ticket Holder base called upon Atlanta Spirit and let them know how STUPID they are (again) and how ill-conceived an idea playing tonight was?

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

January 11th, 2011
2:55 pm

Wow. Cabin fever is making me inarticulate.

Let’s try once more.

How much do you want to bet this sudden postponement was primarily triggered by the Hawks Season Ticket Holder base angrily calling Atlanta Spirit to let them know how STUPID they are (again) and how ill-conceived an idea playing tonight was?

That is what the Thrashers season ticket holders usually have to do.

Michael Cunningham

January 11th, 2011
2:57 pm

@ Atlanta Spirit: my understanding is the Hawks have been in favor of a postponement from the start but the league was reluctant to do so.

Tim

January 11th, 2011
2:57 pm

Does anyone remember the commercial for Southeastern Meats when Nique was a player and he said “Southeastern meats just can’t be beat”? Would have been in the early 80s.

Michael Cunningham

January 11th, 2011
2:59 pm

@Ramon: “MC, can you get my comment out of the blog monster?”

don’t see anything in there.

cm

January 11th, 2011
3:02 pm

Any chance they will change the start time for Saturday’s game? Traffic/Parking are going to be a nightmare with the Hawks at 7 and the Falcons at 8.

NineOhTheRino

January 11th, 2011
3:04 pm

Don’t confuse criticism of Nique as a commentator with disrespect of Nique as a player. I’m sure everyone appreciated Nique the player. It’s no different than my position on Steve Young doing MNF pre and post game. Young the player was great but Young the commentator should be beaten in the face with a baseball bat for routinely sounding like an idiot.

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System: As a resident of Clayton County I strongly object to this comparison,

Melvin

January 11th, 2011
3:08 pm

Pape Sy NBA DL team is playing on NBATV now….

Boom Dizzle

January 11th, 2011
3:09 pm

@Tim the only one I remember the commercial with Nique and Country Fed Meat…….

Ramon

January 11th, 2011
3:14 pm

Tim

January 11th, 2011
3:17 pm

Boom Dizzle – maybe that was it. I do remember the punch line. Classic stuff.

Tim

January 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

I truly enjoy Dominique’s commentary during the games. He’s very insightful and understands the game and the Hawks extremely well. Bob Rathman, not so much.

Terrell

January 11th, 2011
3:19 pm

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

I hop you currently live in Clayton County to make this assessment, because I’m a graduate of this school system, and would find it offensive that somebody outside of the school would have the audacity to post a comment like this.

dap01

January 11th, 2011
3:24 pm

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System:

That is funny though!

Tim

January 11th, 2011
3:25 pm

Atlanta Spirit = feces.

dap01

January 11th, 2011
3:29 pm

I also gradgeated from Clayton County Schools and I find the comparison twix ASG and the school system deragetory to my high school.

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

January 11th, 2011
3:32 pm

Terrell,

You obvious misuse of punctuation merely reaffirms what we already know about the Clayton County School System.

However, we can still be friends. Just let me know in which department you currently work with Atlanta Spirit Group, and I will gladly stop by to take you out to lunch sometime.

Keep It Real While Staying Warm, Dog!

jo

January 11th, 2011
3:35 pm

Nice, I have tix to this match and the hawks want to impose two dates when I am here to redeem the tickets? Why not give a refund? Sounds like the spirit acting loco again.

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

January 11th, 2011
3:37 pm

Oops!

That should be:

“Your obvious misuse of punctuation…”

See, even those of us who didn’t “graduate” from the Clayton County School System are not perfect, either.

Jeff

January 11th, 2011
3:46 pm

I agree with you Northcyde. I know some of these people want a Pulitzer prize winning rocket scientist alongside Rathbun, but I enjoy the vibe you get from ‘Nique and company. While he does occasionally make an obvious or less-than-enlightening comment, he also makes a lot of good observations. Regardless of that, I will support him forever because of his contributions and because he’s a good person.

Terrell

January 11th, 2011
3:48 pm

Atlanta Spirit = Clayton County School System

I’m sorry I’m not perfect, but actually I work for the Department of Defense as a Cost Analyst. As I stated earlier, if you live in Clayton County then you have the right to make that statement. I graduated iin 2003 and I would like to say that the education I got has placed me in a pretty good position as a Cost Analyst for the Department of Defense.

Terrell

January 11th, 2011
3:49 pm

There I go again lol! I guess I’m too much in a rush to proof-read my comments. I’ll do better next time.

ATL RAISED INDY LIVING

January 11th, 2011
3:55 pm

I’m up here in Indianapolis and this city is running like normal despite 8 INCHES OF SNOW…SNOW TRUCKS ARE THE ANSWER..ATLANTA needs to always have on hand a few contractors with SNOW TRUCKS for times like these ( BUSINESS OPPTY FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO CAPATALIZE ON ATL NOT BEING PREPARED )…WHEN I LIVED IN ATLANTA I THOUGHT IT WAS LAUGHABLE HOW THE CITY WOULD SHUT DOWN OVER 1-INCH OF SNOW…I LOVED GROWING UP IN ATLANTA , but goodness ATL has had enough snow days over time to be better prepared for times like this..I ACTUALLY FEEL SAFER DRIVING UP HERE IN INDY IN 8 INCHES OF SNOW THAN I WOULD IN ATL IN A HALF INCH OF SNOW….OH YEAH BTW GO HAWKS !!! GO FALCONS !!!

woodrow lockett

January 11th, 2011
3:56 pm

Nique speaks from his heart about the Hawks. He loves the team, and so do I.

Go Hawks and Nique

drmaryb (*_*)

January 11th, 2011
3:57 pm

Shhhh!

Punctuation does not address misspelled words. That would just be plain on spelling:

*graduated
*derogatory

Both you guys need to stop it. LOL!

Adil

January 11th, 2011
4:03 pm

please do let us know anything about if we can exchange out ticked to this other games