Hawks-Pistons game thread

Greetings, all

Hope you’re well. I commend your loyalty if you’re spending a Sunday afternoon with this team (which, if you’re reading this, I presume you are).

A few notes, and on to the game.

1) Your team’s lineup: Al Horford, Josh Smith, Marvin Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Joe Johnson. Larry Drew said he went with the lineup to match up with Detroit’s size in the backcourt.

2) Drew: “We’ve got to bring a physical style to the way we play. We can’t be a soft team.” I’ll leave it to you to connect the dots. Jeff Schultz is here for a column, and I gather his column will do that for you.

3) I asked Drew Saturday about the possibility of starting blog fave Damien Wilkins. “At this point, I won’t rule out anything. I do love what he brings to the table. His competitiveness, particularly on the guy that he’s defending. He’s one of our best defenders. But he plays with a physical style and I like that and we need that early in the game.”

I’m going to guess that addressing the possibility of Wilkins starting with “I won’t rule out anything” isn’t exactly an endorsement of it becoming a reality.

4) Hopefully you read my story about the Hawks’ leaders not being the types to confront and police one another.

5) Enjoy the game.

352 comments Add your comment

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:03 pm

smh… Drew said to expect a “more of a traditional lineup going forward” expect traditional results.

Marvin.. 5-7 pts. 5 rebs.

guy looked halfway decent off the bench.

O'Brien

March 20th, 2011
2:05 pm

bigdave,

Do you think Teague will get any PT in the first half?

I just hope when LD brings Jamal in the first quarter, he does not sub him for Kirk.

Ryan

March 20th, 2011
2:06 pm

Teague has outplayed Kirk….

MsDee

March 20th, 2011
2:08 pm

OMG..no Teague as a starter???????????????????????

MsDee

March 20th, 2011
2:08 pm

OMG. Marvin as a starter??????????????????????????

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:09 pm

lol.. Bob’s daughter..

Ryan

March 20th, 2011
2:09 pm

Can we start a fire LD petition?

MsDee

March 20th, 2011
2:09 pm

LD, u should be ashamed of yourself..4REAL!!!

ANT BANKS

March 20th, 2011
2:09 pm

hawks spelled backwards is SKWAH=squaw=a B!TCH.

MsDee

March 20th, 2011
2:10 pm

LD, u should stay with what’s working..Teague starting while Marvin comes off the bench is what works right now!! Why change that up?

W.R.Terrell

March 20th, 2011
2:12 pm

Said forward Josh Smith, “I think that we’re afraid to hurt people’s feelings.” He was talking about the captains on the team not making each other accountable. I find that funny because Josh Smith is Mr. STOO-PID. Watch todays game, if he’s hitting jumpers it’s a fluke, and if he is not Detroit will beat us by 20 or more. Who knows what ISO Joe will do, as much as smith launches and Iso POUNDS it takes the rhythm from Al and Marvin who is very suspect anyway (Marvin Williams). As far as defense, this should be a hoot. Jamal is either or and that’s a crapshoot. Time to look at Hilton, Damien and Jeff and I mean a good look today. LD is dumb tho, so he will probably continue on that road.

W.R.Terrell

March 20th, 2011
2:14 pm

STOO-PID polay number 1, Josh trying to be a point guard

JeJe

March 20th, 2011
2:15 pm

Ken Sugiura has consistently done an excellent job with these game blogs.

We all know what will happen. We lose today and lose vs. Chicago Tuesday

Worldwide Clyde

March 20th, 2011
2:16 pm

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:16 pm

OB..

you can bet that Jamal will be subbed for Kirk.. or you might see Jamal for Marvin and sliding Joe to the 3.

i dont know why LD refuses to balance the roster if he’s going “traditional”. Jeff for Kirk.. Jamal for Joe.. Damien for Marvin..

the only guys that should be interchangeable.. are Marvin, Josh, and Al.. @ front court spots..

W.R.Terrell

March 20th, 2011
2:17 pm

We may be in trouble, he hit his first jump shot(smoove)

ClassicHawks

March 20th, 2011
2:17 pm

I Wish LD Would Stay With A Consistent Lineup. Nobody Knows There Roles For God’s Sake!

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:18 pm

they applaud when Al handles but comment in disgust when its Josh..

“look @ the big guy handle the rock”
-Nique

if it was Josh..

“thats where i would like to see Josh give that ball up right there to a guard and run the floor, you’ll get the ball back”

JeJe

March 20th, 2011
2:18 pm

If we held a players-only meeting after every game, regardless of the outcome, we’d have about 15 more wins. LD says we need to hold each other accountable but nothing will happen. We’ll just keep taking jumpshots.

A True Hawks Fan

March 20th, 2011
2:18 pm

Anybody know where I can watch the game online?

cp

March 20th, 2011
2:18 pm

smh@LD. Always saying one thing but doing another.

W.R.Terrell

March 20th, 2011
2:19 pm

ohhhhhhhh this game is could be a disastrer

ClassicHawks

March 20th, 2011
2:19 pm

L.D. Will be Judged By His Playoff Performance, If this team plays like they have this season, he will be gone with a slew of other players! I praying for the latter. Time to blow this team up and build around AL and Joe and Teague… Bottom Line.

ANT BANKS

March 20th, 2011
2:19 pm

TAYSHAUN pronounced backwards is SHAUNTAY. lol.

ClassicHawks

March 20th, 2011
2:21 pm

“ohhhhhhhh this game is could be a disastrer”

This season is on the verge of becoming that. And I blame L.D. all the way. Much Worst than Woody and thats saying something!

Paradise Lost

March 20th, 2011
2:21 pm

Ken S, wassup?? No Tweet? I had to make many clicks to find the blog! Whew, my fingers are exhausted!!

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:21 pm

We will win, but he needed to start Teague and stay with him. Make other teams adjust to you. I am sure Jamal will be first off the bench and Teague will not play the first half. No matter how garbage some guys are playing they will get minutes. Nobody on this team is consistent, except Marvin coming off the bench is better than Marvin starting.

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:22 pm

Kirk doesnt push tempo as well as they give him credit for. often it ends in a turnover or he pulls it back out and resets..

Jeff.. he’s end to end w/ the dribble, not the pass..

JeJe

March 20th, 2011
2:23 pm

Damien Wilkins > Choke Johnson

cp

March 20th, 2011
2:23 pm

lol@bigdave, so true..and co-sign classichawks

A True Hawks Fan

March 20th, 2011
2:23 pm

Trying to find the game online. Any suggestions?

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:24 pm

man, Nique has purchased property on Hinrich’s nutt sac

Paradise Lost

March 20th, 2011
2:26 pm

Okay, here’s JC and the lead is by 4; let’s see what happens…

O'Brien

March 20th, 2011
2:29 pm

True Hawks fan,

Try atdhenet.tv

Grandad

March 20th, 2011
2:30 pm

ag

“Make other teams adjust to you”

* Co-Sign *

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:32 pm

This coach really sucks! The Hawks win because of their ability and today they are hitting their jump shots.

Ken Sugiura

March 20th, 2011
2:35 pm

ag – whoa.
true hawks fan i can’t help you. anyone else?
sorry paradise lost. i didn’t send the link to mc to tweet.
hawks leading, but it’s because they’re making the jump shots they’re taking.
i agree about hinrich, generally. teague pushes the pace more.

Ken Sugiura

March 20th, 2011
2:35 pm

zaza spelled backwards is azaz.

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:35 pm

why is Joe, Kirk and Josh still playing?

cp

March 20th, 2011
2:37 pm

Hinrich is playing some good defense

JeJe

March 20th, 2011
2:37 pm

Good to see Choke showed up so far

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:37 pm

I do like Hinrich, but the sub patterns. Oh, Ben Gordon over Jamal. LD really trying to win this game.

JeJe

March 20th, 2011
2:38 pm

Settling for jumpshots

What’s new?

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:39 pm

let the Jamal show @ pg begin.

O'Brien

March 20th, 2011
2:39 pm

I’m glad JJ has it going. But I would like to see him show up against Chicago on Tuesday…

And no minutes for teague. LD decides to play Jamal at backup PG…

ag

March 20th, 2011
2:39 pm

Really..Jamal at point??? Marvin??

cp

March 20th, 2011
2:40 pm

smh well Jamal is at the point now so lets see what happens

A True Hawks Fan

March 20th, 2011
2:41 pm

O’Brien,
Thanks a lot!

Jae Evolution

March 20th, 2011
2:42 pm

Why does LD not play Teague, man this guy is such a lame.

bigdave

March 20th, 2011
2:42 pm

“But I would like to see him show up against Chicago on Tuesday…”

wouldnt that be ideal.