Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 100, Bulls 88

Save for the nitpicks of a few blown transition chances, a handful of fumble-fingered turnovers and some missed Js from Smoove (before he started beasting) and some shots Al passed up (before he started dunking), what was there not to like about the Hawks tonight?

  • They shared the ball. They defended. They rebounded. They competed. They didn’t allow D-Rose easy passage to the basket. They finished furiously as their fans roared and the Bulls faltered.
  • “I think we played like a desperate team,” L.D. said.
  • It was a fine team effort with lots of standout individual performances.
  • J.J. decisively danced through Chicago’s defense and may not have made a bad decision all night. Al finally got physical with Noah. Teague looked like a seasoned pro. Jamal didn’t force it against double teams and made just enough key baskets to keep the Bulls honest.
  • And in the second half Smoove showed how he can control a game by defending, rebounding, running and attacking the basket.
  • Josh had steamed for two days about the criticism for his Game 3 performance. Maybe a ticked off Smoove is the best thing for the Hawks.
  • “He has taken the criticism well,” Al said. “I think he has kind of taken it all in. It’s been the media but it’s [also] been the coaches, it’s been us telling him. He kind of put it together and finally we saw what he is capable of doing. We need him to keep that intensity.”
  • The boos for Smoove turned into cheers by the end.
  • “When people don’t understand the game and don’t know the game it really doesn’t faze me,” Josh said. “When people are here night in and night our cheering for the Atlanta Hawks, minus the postseason, for the playoffs, that’s what matters to me. And my teammates matter extremely more than anybody else. They believe in me and have confidence in my game. They told me to stay with it.”
  • It was Smoove, Teague and Al on the attack in the fourth quarter as the Bulls were fixated on J.J. and Jamal. L.D. will have plenty of video to show the Hawks how they can get high-percentage shots from ball movement, quick decisions by the guards and the bigs cutting to the basket.
  • “Something has to be open,” Jamal said. “You get two guys on you something has to be open. I thought Joe and myself did a good job with that tonight.”
  • D-Rose did what he could. He scored seven straight points to keep Chicago in it early in the fourth. He got to the basket against good challenges for scores that tied it at 82-82 and 84-84.
  • But after Teague’s tough layup, Josh forced Rose to miss on a drive. Josh passed ahead to Teague, who dropped it off for Al’s layup on the break.
  • “That was big just staying with it and guys not getting discouraged with Derrick hitting his shots and sticking with our game plan,” Al said. “I think the energy was there. I don’t think we had that so much [in Game 3].”
  • “We knew that Rose would try to take it over at that point, which he’s so good at,”L.D. said. “We had to make a conscious effort of everybody zeroing in on him. And I tell you, there were times when I thought we had him corralled but he was able to get in there.”
  • The Hawks erupted for 33 points in the final period. “I didn’t like our defense in the fourth quarter,” Tom Thiibodeau said. “I thought we drove the ball hard but didn’t get a call, but that’s the way it goes.”
  • The Hawks dogged Rose with double teams. It looked to me like the Bulls actually had good spacing and ball movement but Atlanta’s rotations were sharp and persistent all night so Rose’s supporting cast was held down.
  • Korver missed a couple open looks but never really could shake free despite running around through all those screens. Noah had 11 rebounds but didn’t get the putbacks. Deng was 1 of 4 after halftime.
  • Rose scored 13 of Chicago’s 19 points in the fourth quarter while taking 12 of their 17 shots.
  • “It was a tough game tonight but we’ll make no excuses,” Rose said. “If they double team me in the next game, we’ll just have to do a better job of executing. I had some turnovers in the fourth quarter that hurt is and we didn’t play as well down the stretch.”
  • The “big” lineup paid dividends but not the one with Twin. He lasted just 12 minutes, didn’t get a rebound and had problems chasing Boozer in the crossmatch but Zaza had nine rebounds in 25 minutes.
  • “Give them credit,” Boozer said. “Their bigs were very active.”
  • Marvin was just 0 for 5 but he was solid defensively early. He had a couple blocked shots at the rim, one of them against Rose.
  • Teague is more impressive with each game. Tonight he had a good feel for when to attack and when to pull the ball out. “He played like a professional,” Jamal said. “A couple times he controlled the tempo in big moments. It helped us. He runs the show. He’s always keeping pressure on the defense. We need that.”
  • Joe didn’t play a big role in the furious finish (except of course for drawing attention that helped his teammates) but he was superb through three quarters: 22 points, 8 of 11 field goals, four assists, one turnover. When he dribbled it was purposeful. He got away from pressure to the middle of the floor where the traps weren’t as effective.
  • The Hawks started fast, a development that surprised Damien: “I ain’t gonna lie, I was kind of nervous at shootaround today because the mood was very somber. There wasn’t a whole lot of energy. It kind of felt like we were down 3-0 and about to play the Michael Jordan Bulls. But we responded well.”
  • Ref Bennett Salvatore said he didn’t mean to blow his whistle with 2:27 to go on a play where Jamal made contact with Rose. “I didn’t think it was a foul,” Salvatore told a pool reporter. “Having watched the replay after the game, it was a foul and I should have called it. I made a mistake.”
  • Smoove won the jump ball and on the ensuing possession passed to Al for a dunk that made it 92-84.
  • “At that time of the game, I’ve never seen an inadvertent whistle,” Thibodeau said. “But Bennett is a good official who said he missed the call. He’s still a good official. He’s human and we all make mistakes.”

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

112 comments Add your comment

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:20 am

FTPB

“@Najeh-since you were at the game: did the crowd yell “NO”whenever Marvin tried to shoot and got blocked 4/5 times.I know I was…..”

Haha… I think at this point everyone just accepts that Marvin is going to suck. It’s not even a surprise or anything anymore. With Smoove, part of the reason people get frustrated is because people have high expectations for him (in some cases too high in my opinion). Is it really possible to get disappointed by someone for whom expectations are already at rock bottom? That’s where Marvin is right now.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:26 am

The crazy thing about tonight’s game is that nearly all the key players involved can play better. Smoove can shoot a lot better than 8/22, and that includes shots he missed inside as well as the several jumpers he bricked. Joe played well in the half court but he blew a couple of transition opportunities with bad passes. Al passed up plenty of makeable shots in this game and finished with only five boards. Teague was solid but nowhere near as aggressive as he was in the last few games. Jamal took plenty of bad shots. Marvin was nonexistent offensively.

I don’t say any of that to put down those players. The point is that the Hawks as individuals really only played at about 80% today and they still won because they played fantastic team ball. Defensively the rotations and communication was outstanding. They rebounded well as a team and almost broke even on the glass. Offensively the ball movement was outstanding and the big men made an effort to set up inside instead of trying to get jumpers (not just Smoove, but also Al and the bench big men).

The good Hawks/bad Hawks schizophrenia act got old a long time ago, but damn, the good Hawks are fun to watch.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:28 am

Props again to the people who wanted the Hawks to go big from the beginning of this series. Y’all were right and I was wrong.

“Basketball IQ” is an overused phrase around here, but to me, Jason Collins clearly has the highest basketball IQ on the team by a considerable margin. Whatever his faults may be, it always seems like him being in the starting lineup benefits the team as a whole.

Also, with all due respect to Kirk, if Teague doesn’t keep his starting job after Kirk gets healthy I might buy a courtside ticket just to punch LD in the face.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:30 am

Haha @ MC replying to someone named “NawBitchYouAHoe” on Twitter

SteveW

May 9th, 2011
1:31 am

Guys the Hawks may look at in Free Agency if we don’t sign Jamal:

First, I would re-sign Collins and Wilkens

I would let Powell, and Etan go. Maybe Armstrong also.

I know we have Rolle – but I don’t know how he’ll turn out. So we probably need 2 C’s and a PF:

In no particular order

Kris Humphries – but probably too expensive
Dalembert – Probably too expensive
Alex Ajinca
Troy Murphy
Chris Wilcox
Chucky Hayes
Craig Smith
Magliore
Nazr Mohammed – if he hasn’t re-upped with OKC
Kwame Brown
Reggie Evans – maybe too expensive.

Wings:

Kirelenko
Grant Hill
Willie Green
Micheal Redd
Shane Battier – if he hasn’t signed with the Griz
Al Thornton
Tayshaun Prince
McGrady

PG’s:

Berea
Boykins? Maybe

I didn’t include some we probably can’t afford with the CBA, or that were possible head cases, like Big Baby.

I still think trading JC2 hurt – but we do have Hinrich for next season!

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:34 am

Smith said he’s not worried about those who boo him in his own hometown, who feel he’s never quite lived up to his enormous potential even though he’s still just 25 years old.

“There are people who don’t understand the game, who don’t know the game. That doesn’t faze me,” he said. “My teammates matter more than anybody else. They believe in me. They have confidence in my game. When I was in my rut, they told me to stay positive, to stay in the game, just do what I’d been doing all season long. I stayed with it and had the game I had tonight.”

If he continues playing the way he did tonight, I don’t give a sh-t whether he “gets it” or not.

Rev in Tampa

May 9th, 2011
1:34 am

Do the Refs rotate from game to game in the playoffs? I’m concerned that Salvatore will try to even out his bad call from tonight’s game. He missed a call so he should not try to hurt the Hawks in the next game.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:36 am

By the way that guy Omer Asik is a good player. The Hawks picked up Zaza when he was an off-the-radar player like Asik is now, and although Zaza is no starter and didn’t live up to his contract the last couple of years he’s still a valuable bench player when he is on his game. Asik is like Zaza with shot blocking ability. I’d like to see the Hawks try to pick him up. If Thibodeau likes Marvin that much offer him Marvin for Asik.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:38 am

“I’m concerned that Salvatore will try to even out his bad call from tonight’s game. He missed a call so he should not try to hurt the Hawks in the next game.”

You are giving him way too much credit. He missed a TON of calls in this game. This was a horribly officiated game from the start, and the Hawks were on the wrong side of the whistles in the first half. If anything that “inadvertent whistle” was a makeup call for the first half.

Rev in Tampa

May 9th, 2011
1:39 am

The Bulls got a lot more favorable calls tonight from the refs than the Hawks – even though the Hawks had homecourt advantage.

I wish that Drew would work the refs like Thibbs.

SteveW

May 9th, 2011
1:42 am

Good write up on Teague MC

SteveW

May 9th, 2011
1:43 am

MC – Any word on Kirk?

truthspitter

May 9th, 2011
1:44 am

Loved the Hawks tonight. They would not be denied. Sorry, that the classless Bulls are crying about 1 call when we were jobbed the entire game. Teague lives in the lane and did not get to the foul line once. That’s just one example of how one-sided this game was called in the Bulls corner.

Still, at the end of the day we would not be denied we showed heart.

@DanWeiner

May 9th, 2011
1:48 am

“When people don’t understand the game and don’t know the game it really doesn’t faze me.”

Josh, we understand the game. We see the potential and know you can play like you played tonight. If you play like that, we’ll cheer our hearts out for you. When you play the other way, we boo. It’s pretty simple. We love you when you’re playing to your capability. We don’t like guys who play lazy and stubborn.

mykhalc

May 9th, 2011
1:50 am

this was the kinda effort, win or lose, that you cannot bitch about!!! well done my AAU team…well done!!! now do it again…

Wabe

May 9th, 2011
1:53 am

Tonight pretty much proved what most here have been saying for quite some time.

After losing efforts, there’s no use pointing the finger at Marvin Williams. The dude gives us next to nothing pretty much every night. What we really need to be looking at is Smith and Horford. Both showed up tonight, both played with energy, and both dominated. That’s where this series will be won/loss.

If Smith can duplicate this ‘effort’, not necessarily the stat line, then we’ll be in good shape moving forward. Same with Horford. Dude doesn’t have to shoot 9-11 every night, but just solid efficient basketball. These guys can’t go M.I.A. on this team right now. Both need to show up and play with the intensity they showed tonight.

K.W.

May 9th, 2011
1:55 am

Nice win Hawks. Let’s get game 5 on Tuesday.

Wabe

May 9th, 2011
1:56 am

By the way, once more, all the Jeff Teague haters…

G.T.F.O.H ! ! !

Kaye

May 9th, 2011
1:58 am

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:58 am

In the Hawks’ two wins in this series, they have on average matched the Bulls rebound for rebound. In the Hawks’ two losses, they have been outrebounded by an average of 16 rebounds.

Beating the Bulls just comes down to matching their energy and hustle, particularly on the glass and when it comes to getting loose balls.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
1:59 am

FTPB

The MVPs of the game were the guy who taped over the “1″ on his Bibby #10 jersey and taped over “Bibby” with “Teague” and the guy in the Free Jeff Teague shirt who held up the M-V-Teague sign.

If the guy with the Free Jeff Teague shirt posts on this blog, I want one of those shirts.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
2:01 am

Smoove gets some love from SI. To those of you who believe in the SI curse, uh oh…

Ryan

May 9th, 2011
2:03 am

The hawks should have gone to the line a ton more. Teague was hitting the deck left and right as was Josh. Bs since we were the home team!

mykhalc

May 9th, 2011
2:06 am

is Pippen trippin’ or did i just miss what he was sayin’ on NBATV when talkin’ ’bout playin’ next to MJ???

Booo!

May 9th, 2011
2:14 am

Go Hawks!

If LD drops the ball on Teague now he will get exposed on a national Level. Too may PPL have fallen in love with the teaguester.

I Called it way back b4 game one. We shoulda wwent Big and started Jason Collins *pats self on the back*

Winning game 5 will be tough, Hopefully the bulls will be so focused on Smoove that they will forget about our guards and double down in the post…..that way JJ and Jamal can go off and steal us a win.

James on Pharr Rd

May 9th, 2011
2:15 am

Rose gets away with taking too many shots to get points just because the league has “legitimized” him as the next generation of star(s) Somewhere in Turkey, AI is kicking himself-he was everything Rose is… I was wondering if we kept Rose to such a bad percentage and stayed put with the rest of the guys-we can still beat the Bulls. But, the worst of officiating against us is yet to come because the league cannot afford to have us in the next round-expect Rose to be getting to the line like Wade.

Great D on Rose on the pick and rolls. On offense, I thought Teague has many opportunities to roll and take his guy to the rack.(Something LD might consider exploring next year since he all but guaranteed his return according to Hollinger)

Booo!

May 9th, 2011
2:18 am

Poop, He posts on peachtree hoops

and I don’t belive you in regards to that SI curse nonsense *La la LA La La I CANT HEAR YOU!!! OR READ YOUR RESPONSES!!!*

;-)

Chris

May 9th, 2011
2:19 am

@Najeh funny stuff. At end of day, we need a true post up 5. Move Al to 4 and Josh to 3. That is the lineup that gave the Hawks the most success. That makes the bench strong with Crawford, Kirk, Marvin and Zaza coming off bench. Keep Damien and maybe Collins and replace etan, Powell, and Armstrong. If they do that and pay attention on a consistent basis, we can do something during Joe’s and Josh’s contracts

NagoyaHawk

May 9th, 2011
2:20 am

So far this series, we’ve seen the Good and Ugly Hawks. I’d like to know what u people think will show up in Chicago.

James On Pharr Rd

May 9th, 2011
2:35 am

Best game yet by Hawks

In terms of lineup and minutes played-PERFECT especially JC 28 minutes.

We won this game on DEFENSE, the way this team is built. We just don’t talk about D like BOS and CHI because we don’t have a strong personality coach.

Phillips was pro-Atl even when Rose was doing his thing.

We started well-key point in all our W’s and rebounded/ got Noah in foul trouble.

Joe looked like he didn’t break a sweat in getting his 24 points which were just as easy as Horford’s in the paint buckets. He put on a clinic on Joe-effeciency.

Steve

May 9th, 2011
2:43 am

It’s gonna be the Hawks vs. the Bulls and refs on Tuesday.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

May 9th, 2011
3:01 am

These mutagens can cause cancer, so why do you suppose they are used to treat the disease?ropers must be given to LD for going “normal,” inserting Collins and benching Marvin. Thanks to all the press, MC, Barkley, Sir Charles and Mark Bradley for calling Josh Smith out and signaling the return of J Smash – hope he is here to stay…Coach Thibs psyche games did not work “Marvin Williams, under rated player…” He knew LD keeping him in the starting lineup benefits the Bulls in many areas.
With all due respect Josh Smith’s momma is fine for a momma – not Mama Curry fine but attractive, lol.

Hawks Fan In New Orleans

May 9th, 2011
3:02 am

Pardon the beginning of the last post blog fam…biology work.

Propers must be given to LD for going “normal,” inserting Collins and benching Marvin. Thanks to all the press, MC, Barkley, Sir Charles and Mark Bradley for calling Josh Smith out and signaling the return of J Smash – hope he is here to stay…Coach Thibs psyche games did not work “Marvin Williams, under rated player…” He knew LD keeping him in the starting lineup benefits the Bulls in many areas.
With all due respect Josh Smith’s momma is fine for a momma – not Mama Curry fine but attractive, lol.

Najeh Davenpoop

May 9th, 2011
3:40 am

To the guy who wore a Knicks Amare jersey to this game and to the guy who wore a Heat D-Wade jersey to Game 3, kill yourself

truthspitter

May 9th, 2011
3:58 am

Good night blog people. Hawks have really made me feel good this playoff run so-far. It will be a cruel feeling when it end, but I am in love.

Shout out to the entire team and the crowd tonight. They all brought the intensity.

South ga boy in the atl

May 9th, 2011
5:07 am

“why can’t Josh play like this, after jacking a few in the first qtr from 20 ft and missing all but one, all the time. Josh is not dumb. You only have to listen to him answer questions in an interview to know he has “some” smarts. So why. His 3 qtrs of excellent and effort driven play after his totally inept play last Friday is so maddening. Josh may play like last Friday or yesterday on Tuesday, who knows. I hope (crazy as it sounds) that a lifelong ATL resident, like Josh, will put his pride about how he thinks he can shoot jumpers like JJ or JC aside and play all out, IN THE PAINT, for all us long suffering Hawk fans. We are as close as Dominique and that bunch was 25 yrs ago. So you sucked me in one more time Josh (SUCKER may be more correct). If you will play smart, we have a chance. JJ and JC will either be hot or they won’t, Al seems to have found his heart, LD seems to have found his brain and is playing JC (a real 5, imagine that), YOU JOSH, YOU CAN CHOOSE TO PLAY SMART. FOR GODS SAKE MAN, DO IT FOR YOUR TEAMMATES AND DO IT FOR YOUR HOMETOWN THE ATL. WE HAVE SUFFERED LONG ENOUGH

terrell

May 9th, 2011
5:39 am

A sf and a center away from being elite. Think we found our pg. Told yall. Btw, I hope Marvin misses the flight to Chi town.

terrell

May 9th, 2011
5:45 am

Why is everybody so suprised that Teague plays like a professional(seasoned pro)(seasoned vet), etc…….?. HE IS A PROFESSIONAL. Duh.

Paradise Lost

May 9th, 2011
6:24 am

@Najeh 3:40 am post – the guy in the Heat hat rooting for the Bulls can join that club, too.

EPMD

May 9th, 2011
7:22 am

CHICAGO BULLS/this is the final countdown
you look tired/can you go the round?
if you can/i slap your hand and give you credit,
and if not/i turn around and say FORGET IT!!

doc

May 9th, 2011
7:40 am

some of what we arent geting done is because the bulls play the game well. if you feel pressure then your performance drops.

we really do get out physicaled and out manuevered at the same time by the bulls. it should be one or the other but for this series it is both. we got to get one more reliable big in the post season that can do more than collins.

smith seemed to have a bit more composure under the basket with the ball last night. he used feints and pauses to his advantage to help his offensive game last night rather than just go strong to the basket. it is so funny to hear josh still have trouble admitting to his weaknesses of playing the j smoove crap doesnt he? feeble name for a sf/pf anyway. just be j smash and have that attitude and you are an all star. you are not going to ever be a finesse player ever and by the size of your beautiful mom you are going to get heftier as you age, not thinner and sleeker. bro, it aint in your genes.

i personally didnt think collins looked as bad as MC might have inferred as he got a few points as well as bring some darkness to the paint. man the guy ony avg about 1 rpg per 36 minutes anyway, so why begin to trash him about that now. boozer and gibson did hurt us early but i thought it wasnt necessarily on collins. he is what he is, a huge immovable force that sometimes can really anticipate well and be there before they get there.

drmaryb (*_-)

May 9th, 2011
7:49 am

FTPB

What does this mean?

O'Brien

May 9th, 2011
7:52 am

First of all, great team win.

But this game shows why fans get so frustrated with Josh. He has All-Star talent, but he does not stay focused consistently enough. So he is up and down, and the Hawks are up and down. But except for a few bad shots early, he was awesome, especially down the stretch.

it was not a bad pick,

Are you still wondering why the Hawks start Josh instead of Marvin? Marvin played really good defense, but on offense, he sucked. Again. And dude can’t even rebound.

Najeh,

The Bulls wanted to trade for a SG at the deadline, but every team they contacted wanted Asik, and the Bulls refused to give him up.

O'Brien

May 9th, 2011
7:53 am

drmaryb,

It means “From the previous blog”

Section 303

May 9th, 2011
7:55 am

The Hawks were great last night. The fans were great, too. There did not seem to be as many Chicago fans as Friday night.

Josh was good. When he plays like that, he is an All Star. I can’t help to wonder, however, what was the motivation? Did he just want to stick it to the people that have been ripping him (me, for instance)? If that’s the case, we will see him revert back to being “Bad Josh” tomorrow night.

Jeff Teague is becoming a superstar. Not just holding his own, he’s a star. I thought his D on Korver was outstanding. There was only one time he went over a screen and lost Korver (Korver missed the shot). Teague was playing b@lls out on both ends of the floor. I’m becoming a huge fan of his. Again, props to all of you that have been calling for him to play all year. I completely missed the boat on that.

Al’s gotta start shooting again. If he’s going to play scared and pass up open looks, it will hurt the Hawks. He’s just in a slump. It’s not a case of him not being able to make jumpers. It’s just a slump. He has to play his way out of it, not just back off.

Tomorrow will be interesting. Would be willing to argue that a Hawks win tomorrow night might be the biggest win since the organization moved to Atlanta.

Paradise Lost

May 9th, 2011
8:17 am

@Section303-
Did not seem to be as many Bulls fans? They were all in Section 120. Hostile territory, until the 4th quarter when they all beat a hasty retreat the last 3 minutes and we had an unobstructed view of the finish.

It was worth every penny to sit so close and it confirmed my observations of late about the offense passing on open shots (not that I didn’t believe you guys). I thought (hoped) maybe it was because I had to watch all the games on LP all season and the camera angles were bad. But it was glaring how open Al was at times- to the point that fans groaned when he passed a couple of wide open looks. And the one play when offense finally worked it inside with about 5 on the shot clock and (I can’t remember who) it was passed back out beyond the arc resulting in a shot clock violation? I hope LD plays that film over and over and over …just post up and get a freakin foul! Sometimes you have to take your chances with a contested shot.

But I digress…it was a fabulous win and so unbelievably great to be there in person for it. I’m just picking up on Al and Jamal’s sentiments about the need to play flawlessly from here on out if they want to make it to the ECF. GO HAWKS!

tony

May 9th, 2011
8:19 am

I would like to see Teague attack Rose more and I hope JS doesn’t revert back to taking jump shots. He is a tremendous talent if he plays to his strength(attack the boards/rebound/bs/steals). Its time for JC to take off in game 5.

forwardmo

May 9th, 2011
8:21 am

FUNNY – yesterday all you blog experts said it was time for j smith to go. today marvin is useless, never mind he made several good defensive plays. WE DONT WIN GAME 3 WITHOUT “BIG JOSH”

our bigger more phsical lineup is the way to go. 8 MORE WINS HAWKS ARE NBA CHAMPIONS.

JeJe

May 9th, 2011
8:23 am

“And my teammates matter extremely more than anybody else. They believe in me and have confidence in my game. They told me to stay with it.”
-Bad Grammar by Smoove

“Something has to be open,” Jamal said. “You get two guys on you something has to be open. I thought Joe and myself did a good job with that tonight.”
-SOMEBODY has to be open?

“The Hawks started fast, a development that surprised Damien: “I ain’t gonna lie, I was kind of nervous at shootaround today because the mood was very somber. There wasn’t a whole lot of energy. It kind of felt like we were down 3-0 and about to play the Michael Jordan Bulls. But we responded well.”
-WTF? How was there no energy at shootaround???

That was big just staying with it and guys not getting discouraged with Derrick hitting his shots and sticking with our game plan,” Al said. “I think the energy was there. I don’t think we had that so much [in Game 3].”
-WHY???????? That game 3 loss might cost us the series

South ga boy in the atl

May 9th, 2011
8:25 am

Idk Section 303. Same situation about 25 yrs ago and Nique and the boys went Boston and beat them in game 5 to take a 3-2 lead. Then lost game 6 at home, damn Larry Bird, and then lost an epic game 7 back in Boston. And unfortunately this team is just coo koo enough to win on tues then lose game 6 and 7. I hope not. It all depends on Josh. Collins and Zsa Zsa in at all times evens up the rebound deficit and all we can do is hope that JJ and JC r hot so that leaves us with Josh. Our resident Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde