Hawks-Nuggets game thread

Greetings, all-

Ken here. Sorry for the late start. A few notes, nothing earth-shattering.

1) Same lineup.

2) Larry Drew’s keys: Defend the 3, transition defense, defend the pick and roll, make Denver work on defense, move the ball side to side, good shot selection. Something tells me you’ve read that before.

3) An obvious matchup to watch is Jeff Teague-Ty Lawson. You may remember that they were drafted No. 18-19 in the 2009 draft.

4) Joe Johnson is still wearing a headband. Not a superstitious type, apparently, or at least someone with an interest in being sanitary, he broke out a fresh Air Jordan headband for the Nuggets.

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Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:11 pm

“Marvin FG% = 45%
JJ FG% = 44.5%
Jamal FG% = 42%

So, if we are going to scream inconsistency, let’s label the whole team as inconsistent because your Alpha and Beta Dogs are the head of the snake.”

Joe and Jamal face much greater defensive attention and much greater roles in the offense than Marvin. Comparing FG% outright doesn’t really mean much, or else Nene would be the best front court scorer in the league year in and year out.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:11 pm

“When compared to other SFs, the only thing Marvin is above average in, is FT shooting and rebounding. And even at 5.1 a game, his rebounding is kind of below average for a guy his size.”

He seems to be better at rebounding when he comes off the bench, though. I don’t know if there is a stat that backs that up.

J.J.M

March 16th, 2011
7:15 pm

I think the fans want to sit down now atlanta

J.J.M

March 16th, 2011
7:17 pm

come on teague gotta make that

hawks_4_life

March 16th, 2011
7:18 pm

Josh if you are going to brick guard your man or rebound atleast.

Drew

March 16th, 2011
7:19 pm

Bob Rathbun – “The Hawks have taken 5 shots and Josh has taken 4 of them.” Once again, Josh is trying to do too much. He’s now taken 7 shots already. Come on, Josh. Enough is enough, you don’t have to be the leading scorer. Just focus on defense and play your game.

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:20 pm

‘Force everything’ mode right now for Josh.

J.J.M

March 16th, 2011
7:20 pm

omggg stop shooting jumpers josh

hawks_4_life

March 16th, 2011
7:20 pm

The headband is back

Sautee

March 16th, 2011
7:20 pm

Take Josh out and let him stew.

hawks_4_life

March 16th, 2011
7:21 pm

Josh need to ride the dam pine asap.

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:21 pm

1-8? Already are you serious, wow lol.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:21 pm

It wasn’t all jumpers either. Post ups, layups… Smoove was missing everything. Time to start setting up Al with some of those shots, and time for Smoove to start trying to find teammates instead of get on the scoreboard.

Jerome

March 16th, 2011
7:22 pm

8 field goal attempts in the first 6 1/2 minutes of the game? What’s wrong with you, Josh? Calm down.

northcyde

March 16th, 2011
7:22 pm

LOL . . imagine the comments that would take place if JJ or Marvin started out 0 – 6 FG.

Come on Mr. Smith . . play your game.

slimjr

March 16th, 2011
7:23 pm

Josh will never get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:23 pm

Also, not that he has necessarily been all that bad, but Teague seems to struggle defensively against Lawson in a way that he doesn’t struggle against Jennings, Nash, Curry, Miller, etc.

terrell

March 16th, 2011
7:23 pm

Josh still shootin. Come on Josh.

slimjr

March 16th, 2011
7:23 pm

Josh BB IQ, minus 3………………………….

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:23 pm

Nice steal by Teague, but Al f-cked up that previous possession by passing to Zaza with little time on the clock instead of taking the shot.

Usual story. Smoove too aggressive, Al too passive.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:24 pm

Now there’s a nice back to the basket move! (Against a power forward.)

slimjr

March 16th, 2011
7:24 pm

waive Marvin……………

slimjr

March 16th, 2011
7:25 pm

Waive Nasal……………

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:25 pm

Good move LD taking out Josh he needs to settle down.

James

March 16th, 2011
7:26 pm

I’m not in town to watch this game, does anyone know of a quality stream online? I checked atdhenet.tv, but the stream on there is lousy today. Does anyone know of another quality stream for the game?

Ryan

March 16th, 2011
7:27 pm

Lol atleast he sat Josh. Maybe ld is learning

slimjr

March 16th, 2011
7:30 pm

Denver 8-2 last 10. Hawks last 10.. Who cares?…. Miami will come out swinging Friday night at Phillips!!! Get ready!!!! .

J.J.M

March 16th, 2011
7:30 pm

J from the A

March 16th, 2011
7:32 pm

Very nice ball movement tonight.

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:32 pm

Marvin you gotta take that matchup, why would you pass that.

J.J.M

March 16th, 2011
7:32 pm

lol marvin traveled

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:33 pm

Once again, Marvin comes off the bench looking far more confident and active than he ever does as a starter.

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:33 pm

Damn Marvin atta boy, be aggressive coming off the bench.

hawks_4_life

March 16th, 2011
7:33 pm

Marvin looks good coming off the bench.

James

March 16th, 2011
7:34 pm

Thanks, J.J.M

Ken Sugiura

March 16th, 2011
7:35 pm

not completely sure how the hawks are ahead.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:35 pm

Also, way to crash those boards and play within your limits, Zaza. +8 in 5 minutes of play.

terrell

March 16th, 2011
7:35 pm

Marvin has the right idea, just can finish. But at least he’ taking it to the hoop. Josh on the other hand… Get it together Smoove.

Ken Sugiura

March 16th, 2011
7:35 pm

arthur blank is here.

hawks_4_life

March 16th, 2011
7:35 pm

I can live with that drive Marvin.

lewis

March 16th, 2011
7:36 pm

d’s been solid again, i almost like ld’s rotations

Sautee

March 16th, 2011
7:36 pm

It’s funny, I didn’t think we were playing that great on D, but 17 points is not much for that team.

bigdave

March 16th, 2011
7:36 pm

great ball d.. ball movement.. and it appears we have a rotation settling..

ClassicHawks

March 16th, 2011
7:37 pm

Is Josh Smith Bi-Polar? He is so inconsistant and unprofessional? I dont get that dude!

lewis

March 16th, 2011
7:37 pm

Jae Evolution

March 16th, 2011
7:39 pm

Chris Andersen is a walking rainbow.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:39 pm

Hawks doing a lot of showing on screens defensively, some switching, but also doing a good job recovering (which has been the key to their defensive success over the last several minutes).

Najeh Davenpoop

March 16th, 2011
7:40 pm

Damn, I guess Smoove’s knee really must be acting up. That was probably the weakest fast break dunk I’ve ever seen him throw down.

lewis

March 16th, 2011
7:42 pm

Najeh, his knee makes him look like washed up Kenyon Martin

ClassicHawks

March 16th, 2011
7:42 pm

L.D. Keeps This Rotation, except when we play Orlando or Boston with Shaq and we should be competitive in the playoffs. The team is much more versatile when LD plays Teague or Twin and Benchs Marvin. Marvin is makes our bench so much stronger and Jamal plays better with Kirk and Teague Plays Better with the Starters, it is what it is.