Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 88, Celtics 83

  • The Hawks were down 60-49. They couldn’t score. J.J. dribbled out a possession and missed a forced 3-pointer over Rondo.
  • This is where you figured the Hawks would fold. That’s been there M.O. for over a month now. You could sense Hawks fans at Philips bracing for the inevitable.
  • Instead, the Hawks kept competing. They got stops. They rebounded. They earned free throws. They came back to beat a tough team with a tough effort.
  • “Third quarter it could have gone either way,” Al said. “Guys really stayed together, we took it a play at a time and we didn’t get discouraged. Instead of hanging our heads we focused more on defense. That’s a good sign. We are starting to figure it out.”
  • That’s two games in a row where the Hawks found it tough to score against opponents who play good D but managed to stick it out for a W. For all the fretting about the offense, could it be that the Hawks are finally developing a defensive identity that will allow them to win even when it’s not pretty?
  • That’s what Al has been looking for all year: “I’m actually happy. In the past I haven’t felt like that. Guys are really buying into defense. Even though struggled defensively, we found a way.”
  • “We had to grind it out,” Smoove said. “Boston is a hell of a defensive team and they made us work hard for every shot we took. We answered the bell and guys really stepped up and I’m just really proud of my teammates. Even thought shots were not falling we are playing stingy on the defensive end. We are not scoring, they are not scoring. That’s what we need to do with get consistent wins.”
  • Where has that been?
  • “We learned,” Zaza said. “Maybe it was late, but it always good to figure out something.”
  • L.D. might have discovered that Zaza needs to play big minutes when the Hawks need the physical presence he’s always talking about and regulars can take a seat when they aren’t getting it done.
  • “Zaza was playing super, super well,” L.D. said. “I was not going to take him out of the game. He was doing a great job. He was a presence in there, he was rebounding, he was going after loose balls. He was doing a lot of big man things. We got into a rhythm when he came into a game and I did not want to break that rhythm.”
  • Zaza thrashed the C’s on the boards, D’d up old nemesis KG and got to the free-throw line by way of aggression. The Hawks can use all of that.
  • “I thought Zaza Pachulia was the toughest dude on the floor and changed the whole game,” Doc Rivers said. “He was banging everybody, getting offensive rebounds, and I thought that was a great move by them.”
  • Smoove was offering little beyond missed jump shots and lax D so he sat while Zaza played.
  • “We was rolling,” Josh said. “Zaza was playing his ass off. You have got to reward a man by putting your trust in him so that’s what I did. I was one of the biggest cheerleaders over there. Individual accolades don’t mean anything as long as we win as a team and play consistently that’s all that matters.”
  • There’s something about the Celtics at Philips that turns Zaza into a wrecking machine.
  • “Maybe he needs to visualize everybody in a Celtics uniform,” Smoove said. “Like ‘Waterboy,’ make an illusion like he ses KG and Paul Pierce.”
  • “They can be very arrogant sometimes,” Al said. “I think they have come at ‘Z’ the wrong way and it’s fired him up. ‘Z’ is not going to back down from anyone. For some reason they think they can come at him. ‘Z’ is a good player and I am very proud that he came out and showed what he can do.”
  • “I don’t hate them,” Zaza said. “I just like to play them. It goes back to playoffs, not only for me, but also for the fans.”
  • They went crazy when Zaza did damage, finally drowning out all the Celtics supporters.
  • “He plays with so much fire,” Jamal said. “He’s one of the few players who gets the fans into it. They love him.”
  • They loved Jamal tonight, too. He was the only consistent thing the Hawks had going offensively and the only guy attacking the basket for long stretches. He scored 12 straight points to keep the Hawks afloat in the second quarter.
  • “We set some screens for him and he was exploding off the screens,” L.D. said. “He’s Jamal he’s going to dance with it a little bit for the most part I thought he came off the screen-and-rolls and really came off and separated from the screens. That’s how he has to be.”
  • Jamal also helped spark the rally in the second half with his rebounding and playmaking. He did both on one key play, rebounding a miss and quickly finding Zaza for a layup that gave the Hawks a 71-69 lead.
  • The Celtics scored 16 points in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth.
  • “Clearly our defense was the staple tonight,” L.D. said. “When you stay within striking distance at home, all you are looking for is to get on a little of a roll, a little run and gain some momentum. We did that when and Jamal came in the game and energized us when we were flat.”
  • The jump shots weren’t falling so the Hawks found other ways to score when things got tight (or at least they did after a few unfortunate renditions of Iso-Joe). In the fourth quarter, they got to the free-throw line and made 11 of 13 attempts and hit the offensive glass for 10 second-chance points.
  • “If you are a great defensive team, you can never allow that many points in the fourth quarter,” Doc said.
  • Joe was in foul trouble early and then missed 13 shots in a row at one point. He kept pressing for a while but then started darting to the rim and drawing fouls. He made 5 of 5 free-throw attempts in the fourth.
  • “I made a conscience effort in second half to put the ball in Joe’s hand as much as we could,” Drew said. “I thought the guys responded to that.”
  • Maybe, but I saw the ball stop with Joe and the offense stangante. Playing that way makes it too easy for a great defensive team like the Celtics.
  • The Celtics can be taken on the boards. The Hawks did it, collecting 38 of their 41 misses, including 11 of 12 in the fourth quarter.
  • The Celtics made it tough for Al to get position and challenged his jump shots early. He got loose for 10 points on eight shots after halftime and also had seven of his 12 defensive boards.
  • L.D. still wasn’t ready to say the Hawks have figured things out.
  • “Not yet. I like what I am seeing, especially getting two quality wins against two quality opponents. I’ve been waiting for this type of effort. I see signs but I’m not going to go out on a limb right now and say we are there. There are six games left and try to get as many wins as we can and, more importantly, get a rhythm and some momentum going into the playoffs.”

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

247 comments Add your comment

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
12:40 am

It was a good win. A grind it out win, which is how this team has to play from now on. When the shots don’t fall, play some defense and win the game that way.

ag

April 2nd, 2011
12:50 am

Najeh Davenpoop

April 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

Good for the Hawks to get this win over a quality opponent, since their fragile mentality needs this type of thing to keep their confidence up. It certainly beats getting blown out by 20+ points, that’s for sure.

That being said, this was about as unimpressive a win over a quality opponent as there can possibly be. It’s hard for me to chalk this up to a “grind it out defensive mentality” when the Celtics were bailing the Hawks out by clanking jump shot after jump shot in the 2nd half. The Celtics went into jump shot mode — inefficiently at that, since they didn’t feed Ray Allen — and let the Hawks back in the game. Credit the Hawks for staying with it and seizing the opportunity, but the real reasons the Hawks won were the Celtics’ inability to hit shots they usually make and unwillingness to put a body on Zaza, who was the best player on the floor for the Hawks.

That 2nd half was Woody-ball reincarnated. Tons of switching, tons of ineffective isos for Joe, tons of contested jumpers. Without Zaza (and to a lesser extent Al) there to clean up the misses, this strategy would have ended in failure. Tough for me to see anything from this game strategy-wise that the Hawks can carry over going forward.

Good to see Smoove taking his (warranted) 4th quarter benching like a man.

tom

April 2nd, 2011
12:52 am

hopefully the hawks can keep relying on defense and being aggressive by taking the ball to the basket when the jumpshots are not falling

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
12:53 am

(( Maybe, but I saw the ball stop with Joe and the offense stangante. Playing that way makes it too easy for a great defensive team like the Celtics. ))

MC .. keep in mind that we beat this team 4 straight times last year, basically by letting Jamal and JJ do their thing via iso. They don’t have anyone that can guard those guys, so it basically comes down to both of them making plays offensively. JJ isn’t going to shoot 4 – 20 every night, so that’ll force the C’s to double him. They’ll pay dearly more times than not, if they decide to single cover him, if we meet in the playoffs.

The Hawks can’t win in the playoffs with JJ playing passive basketball and only taking 14 shots a game. At some point, people are going to have to let JJ be JJ, and attempt to carry the team offensively ( if he can ). When he misses, it’s up to our bigs to gobble up some of those bricks, which Zaza did very well tonight.

The one thing JJ has to understand though, is that when he’s ice cold like that, try his damndest to get to the FT line. Only 2 shots in the paint in the 4th quarter. One he got fouled on.

Despite the bricks, the Hawks had the personnel on the floor to still score 24 points in that quarter, mainly because they had offensive rebounders in the game.

He was straight gunning though. Looked like Jordan Crawford tonight. I doubt he takes that many shots, if Josh was in the game alongside him.

ag

April 2nd, 2011
12:53 am

It is very hard to me to cheer for this team. I do love the Hawks but I equally do not like LD. I will give him credit for playing ZaZa. Josh decided to shoot those jumpers and like Hubie said, ZaZa will hang around the paint. If you play with a jump shooting team, you should focus on offensive rebounding (Josh Smith).

Also, for all those who say JCII is putting up numbers on a bad team. The kid started at point and finished with a triple double!!!! The kid STARTED AT POINT AND HAD A TRIPLE DOUBLE!!!

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
12:54 am

Najeh . . but it worked.

You hate on something ( especially the switching ), but it all worked. Just like it worked 4 times last season.

K.W.

April 2nd, 2011
12:55 am

Nice win for the Hawks. Glad to see they fought back.

ag

April 2nd, 2011
12:58 am

Iso Jamal and Joe was in full effect. The organization including the announcers seem to be down on Teague. Was listening to Holman on the radio and West scored on Teague, then Teague had his shot blocked was EXTREMELY critical – and Home Team chimed in as well. KH did not impress me either because Rondo just missed a lot of layups he normally makes. He made a living in the paint. West kept the onslaught going when KH checked him.

doc

April 2nd, 2011
12:59 am

damn it has taken them a long time to figure it out. i think capt kirk helps in this as he is like the ever ready rabbit. it may not be pretty but he keeps on pressing. he made an impact even though his shot wasnt there.

Rusty

April 2nd, 2011
1:00 am

Nortcyde. Let JJ take a lot of shots,he will shoot us right out of ballgames. He has to make shots. I don’t want to see him ball hogging .

drew s.

April 2nd, 2011
1:02 am

I was watching this game and a reporter noted on a interview with L.D. after the 3 quater that team has bad body english. this is so easy for every one to see. why as pro ball players that are being payed so much to play that this is a issue .
Good teams play together depend on each other.
also noted that Al getting some of the same bab habits that josh has had for years. we dont need our Center bringing the ball up the court . instead he should be positioning him self to receive the ball.
this team has a great deal of raw talent but will never display with out leadership. J J,s lack of confidence is killing this team. and lack of confidence they have in him will finish the job.” WHAT A WASTE”

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:03 am

CONGRATS TO JC2 FOR PUTTING UP HIS FIRST OF MANY TRIPLE DOUBLES TONIGHT AGAINST THE CAVS NO LESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUND RUN DO NOT WALK…………………………………..SHOOT……………………..

Ellen

April 2nd, 2011
1:04 am

I worry that the ghost of Iso-Joe is going to keep coming back to haunt us. 4-20, 1-4 is not grownup numbers against an important rival much less those of a star.

It just makes me sad to see him fold up like that when we had put so much hope into him. Maybe he finds himself in all this if he even cares about his game and how bad he shows up. If not he’ll keep being a depressing site for YEARS to come.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:05 am

JC2 DID AND INCREDIBLE JOB PLAYING PG AND PUTTIN UP A FREAKING TRIPLE DOUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTF SUND?????????????????????????????????????????

Sleepy

April 2nd, 2011
1:05 am

Wow the Wizards trolls are back in full effect . How can fans of a team with such a bad record troll a playoff teams blog.

Najeh Davenpoop

April 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

“You hate on something ( especially the switching ), but it all worked. Just like it worked 4 times last season.”

So? It’s one regular season game. I want to see improvement in the playoffs. The whole reason the iso offense had to go is because it is incredibly easy for good teams to adjust to it. You really think Zaza is going to play out of his mind every game cleaning up Joe’s masonry, especially in a playoff series?

Iso failed spectacularly in the playoffs last year and the previous year because good teams find a way to counteract it.

As for the switching, that was actually the Woodyism I disliked the least. The Hawks are athletic enough to where the switching is not a bad idea against a lot of teams. The bigger problem I had with it was that Woody had no backup plan when other teams (like the Bucks in Round 1) figured it out.

Also, KG missed two of the Hawks’ four wins over the Celtics last year.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

ISO SHOOTING 5-20 AT HOME MEANS WHEN THEY GO ON THE ROAD IN THE PLAYOFFS ITS GOING TO GET REAL UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOOKING AT 25 POINT LOSSES ON THE ROAD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ag

April 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

How can a playoff team’s coachnot dress a guy who has a triple double playing PG…

Ellen

April 2nd, 2011
1:07 am

Also, LD never gets control of this team if he doesn’t sit Joe down when he’s killing us. Joe’s a hot car that doesn’t run left sitting out in the driveway because it cost us too much to just stick it in the garage.

Jae Evolution

April 2nd, 2011
1:08 am

We are a defensive C and a new coach away from being a serious threat in the East…

ag

April 2nd, 2011
1:08 am

The Celtics in the playoffs and the Magic will be different teams as their injured players return.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:10 am

8 PLAYERS AWAY FROM BEING A CONTENDER…..lol

Najeh Davenpoop

April 2nd, 2011
1:11 am

The Hawks won the rebounding battle against the Celtics in all of those games last year — just like they did today — which was a big reason for those wins. But unless the Hawks can rack up double digit offensive boards against every team, relying on Joe to hit contested jumpers in isolation against everyone is a terrible strategy.

Rashod

April 2nd, 2011
1:12 am

Joe johnson Sucks & Jordan Crawford is The Man.WTF

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:13 am

HAWKS ARE GOING TO GET DISMANTLED, SAME TEAM MUCH WORSE COACH SPELLS DISASTER……………….

Art Vandelay

April 2nd, 2011
1:13 am

Ahaha, once again Sleepy calling people trolls.

You just don’t understand, or you don’t read any posts before responding.

But you rant on about draft picks? 26 teams passed on JC2, whoopie. Like a quality player has never been picked outside of the lottery before.

bigdave

April 2nd, 2011
1:13 am

im not going to throw salt on the win.. reminds me of when we beat Orlando and some were crediting the win to poor 3pt % from Orlando as if they were wide open looks being missed, taking away from a solid defensive effort. too many positives out there.. of late its as if ZaZa and Marvin of all people have kind of found an identity. Za Za, to just be as disruptive as possible, play w/ a motor. Marvin, though w/ varying results, he’s made an effort to put the ball on the floor and get to the hoop. others need to follow suit.

kudos to Al for bringing his hard hat today. Big Baby did a job on him, keeping him uncomfortable. however, Al found other ways to be effective. including bringing his game closer to the basket; put backs, drives, etc. he figured since he wasnt going to find his rhythm tonight due to less wide open looks why just totally take yourself out the game. Hawks needed to bang tonight. glad ZaZa and Al got the message.

Wabe

April 2nd, 2011
1:13 am

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
12:53 am

“The Hawks can’t win in the playoffs with JJ playing passive basketball and only taking 14 shots a game. At some point, people are going to have to let JJ be JJ, and attempt to carry the team offensively ( if he can ).”

No disrespect intended here, but haven’t we been letting JJ be JJ?

It hasn’t worked thus far in terms of postseason success, and continuing to hope that it does work will just mean more frustration come playoff time. Letting JJ be JJ means he dominates the ball and goes one on one exclusively. I wouldn’t say taking bad shots means being aggressive.

He did get to the line, so if that’s what you mean by him being aggressive, I understand, and I’d love to see that more out of him.

MJC

April 2nd, 2011
1:14 am

As much as people hate Smoove’s shot selection, JJ’s is even worse. At least Smoove usually has an open look instead of attempting a fallaway 20 footer with a defender in his face.

Sleepy

April 2nd, 2011
1:14 am

Drew – The bad body language imo comes from Josh .He simply just does whatever he wants and no seems to say anything to him …until tonight . he got the ball about 18 feet from the basket and the Celts dared him to shoot and Jamal was wideopen in the corner. The next time down we turned it over but i swear that turnover was one in which everyone was so mad that Josh didnt pass it to the hottest guy on the team that it was almost out of frustration Drew was forced to call timeout and take him out

Josh is extremely talented but imo he is extremely jealous of the accolades that Joe and Al have received and he is trying to prove hes just as good but trying to do it offensively instead of defensively . Pretty much everyone in the NBA now knows he should be shooting jumpers so when he does he makes himself look real bad . Look at how last season when he didnt shoot those long threes how everyone praised him for it and really highlighted his play some even thought he should be an all star.

He needs to get back to that type of play

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:15 am

Rusty . . the alternative is to let other people take shots, and not have our big people in the paint to rebound the misses. WE lose like that too.

I’m not advocating JJ taking 9 shots in the 4th quarter, like he did tonight. But we didn’t pay this guy 15 million this year to be 3rd in shot attempts. He’s paid to make plays and to score. So people shouldn’t trip when he tries to do that.

We’re not winning anything with JJ attempting 14 shots a game.

I know you hate that, but it’s the truth.

Najeh . . . the switching defense worked the vast majority of the time. It’s one of the reasons why we won 53 games. We do not have great one on one defensive players here, so we have to resort to “gimmicks” at times.

As for ISO failing in the playoffs . . ISO never took enough shots in the playoffs for it to work. He’s normally playing that passive game in the 1st half, watching the team slowly fade away, before he tries to play Captain America in the 2nd half.

He actually did just that this game.

I know he was in foul trouble, but still, he can’t have 3 shots in the 1st half . . even if he only played 12 minutes. The team needs him to score, so that’s what he has to look to do.

If any of you think the Hawks can win in the playoffs with JJ taking 14 shots and averaging 16 ppg, you’re out of your minds. He’s the one guy who has to blow up in the playoffs. And the only way he can do that, is to be ultra aggressive offensively.

If he goes 4 – 20 this game, maybe he goes 12 – 20 in another game. Regardless, he needs to be getting up shots, while our bigs need to be playing like bigs. Teams that play like that, usually have things balance out.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:15 am

WE SHOULD OF PASSED ON MARVIN AND TOOK DWILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DARN IT!!!!!!!!

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:17 am

Wabe . . . JJ is averaging almost 2 shots less per game than last year.

So no . . we haven’t been letting JJ be JJ. We’re telling JJ to share the ball with others, and try to get ALL of his points in the 4th quarter via ISO. That ish isn’t going to work. We are not Boston, in the sense that we can count on 4 or 5 of our players to get us 14 ppg+. On this team, whomever has the hot hand needs to be shooting the ball. And if no one has the hot hand, our main shot creators ( JJ and Jamal ) need to be shooting the ball, and the bigs need to be rebounding.

bigdave

April 2nd, 2011
1:19 am

“while our bigs need to be playing like bigs. ”

PREACH

im sick running 5 guards on the floor every night.

Sleepy

April 2nd, 2011
1:19 am

You are a troll after a big come from behind win against the Celts at home you run into the Hawks blog and constantly talk about a former hawk .

You arent here to talk Hawks but to talk about Jordan Crawford who plays for the wizards who have there own blog somewhere Im sure of it .

You may not like the label but thats what you are when you cant adjust to the fact that you arent talking about a hawks player but a wizards player

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:19 am

HAWKS ARE 29TH IN STEALS, 29 IN FORCED TO’S, 24 IN REBOUNDING,27TH IN BLOCKED SHOTS=THEY ARE GOING TO GET THEIR AZZES HANDED TO THEM IN THE PLAYOFF’S,PLAYOFFS????????????YEP……..

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:20 am

I mean . . I would love for the ball to go to Horford more. But he has to be set up for just about every shot he takes. What are we going to do? Run Al off of screens to get him 20 shots?

No . . he needs to do exactly what Zaza did tonight ( and what Al did in the Chicago game ) and gobble up some offensive boards. This team stays playing out of balance because of all of the jumpshots that everybody takes.

So if only our guards are taking the jumpers, maybe our bigs can get rebounds, get fouled, or put the ball back in the hole.

Najeh Davenpoop

April 2nd, 2011
1:21 am

“The organization including the announcers seem to be down on Teague. Was listening to Holman on the radio and West scored on Teague, then Teague had his shot blocked was EXTREMELY critical – and Home Team chimed in as well.”

Teague did not look good in his 3 minutes in this game. Considering that he has looked good on at least one end of the floor in nearly every game he’s played since the Bibby trade, though, that is not a valid reason for him to fall out of the rotation.

For that matter, Zaza looked pretty bad in the first half against Orlando, but in the second half he rebounded and gave the Hawks quality minutes. This happens with bench players all the damn time. Abandoning a young bench player because he plays three lackluster first half minutes is a foolish idea.

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:22 am

I mean damn.

The Celtics score 52 points in the 1st half . . . but only 31 points in the 2nd . . and people want to diss the switching defense we went to in the 2nd half?

Something does not compute.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:23 am

JC2.JC2JC A STAR IN THE MAKING?????????

SUND RUN DO NOT WALK……………………………

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

And Najeh . . a game like this is why I’m still an advocate of Zaza and Teague starting. Start Zaza to do exactly what he did tonight, and start Teague for those opportunities in which we can get quick transition baskets.

Rely on JJ, Josh, and Al to provide the bulk of the offense, while Teague and Zaza play their specialty roles.

That’s what I want to see.

Section 212

April 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

I was at game, held our own cheering for the Hawks…a lot of green in certain sections.

Like it or not, though ISO shot a poor percentage, the ISO is what freed Zaza up for the O-rebs. JJ made more decisive moves with the double team coming, he just needs to understand he cannot dribble through it all the time. The other player have to recognize when their defender leaves then, go to the front of the rim. This is what KH told Smoove, and Smoove took exception to it. What I liked best was the deliberate effort to go thru JJ. Horford had some poor moments tonight. He does not need to bring the ball up the floor.

Good win tonight Hawks, keep it up against a beatable Spurs team.

Booo!

April 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

Rick Makes me Sick!

Free The Teague!

P.S. I don’t like Delonte West (or his GF Gloria)

bigdave

April 2nd, 2011
1:24 am

b/c the bottom line is too many guys are shooting the rock. i dont know why the powers that be feel this roster is made up of great offensive talents. Al got dirty tonight and got 16 and 15. he looked bad in isolation; but he had sense enough to go into throwback mode. more of those Al.

Wabe

April 2nd, 2011
1:25 am

But that’s the thing. JJ taking more shots means more ISO ball…

Comparing his shot attempts this year to last year is really pointless, because we didn’t get anywhere last season with him going one on one exclusively.

If this team takes a step forward, it’ll be because Al and Josh step up offensively. Our bigs have to be more involved, and more consistent.

JJ’s been “the man” since his been here, and he’s helped this team get to where it’s at. But, more shots for JJ doesn’t mean we get over the top. If this team wants to get over the top, we’ve gotta see others step up. The problem though is, since JJ’s arrival, he’s been the guy that dominates the ball and the offense in general. Everybody on this team defers to him, and guys have grown older knowing how to play one way: JJ’s way. The $120 million contract doesn’t do anything to help the situation. We need guys like Horford and J.Smith to assume some control of the offense. When we get too gaurd dominated, they need to demand looks. We’re not gonna get any further in the postseason with JJ seeing more looks unless they’re through the flow of the offense. But, more times than not, JJ getting more shots means JJ’s going one on one more, and that’s not a formula for success (IMO).

Najeh Davenpoop

April 2nd, 2011
1:26 am

“Josh is extremely talented but imo he is extremely jealous of the accolades that Joe and Al have received and he is trying to prove hes just as good but trying to do it offensively instead of defensively . ”

If that is true, he hides it really well.

I don’t think the bad body language is isolated to any single player.

Slimjr

April 2nd, 2011
1:26 am

KEEP THOSE JC2 UPDATES COMING….THX…..

Booo!

April 2nd, 2011
1:26 am

Northcyde,

Co-Sign @1:24am

northcyde

April 2nd, 2011
1:26 am

And the Hawks will regret trading Jordan Crawford . . maybe as soon as next week, when we go to Washington.

I’ve always seen that “it” factor in Jordan. He’s either going to become the next Rex Chapman . . or the next Steve Francis. God forbid if he becomes as close to good as Steve. It’ll just be another black mark on the resume of Sund, who doesn’t know how to run a damn team.

The two highlights he had tonight were absolutely sick. Don’t be surprised if he’s in the top 3 on Sportscenter top 10.

Let me get out of here and hit this bar right quick. Good win tonight.