Atlanta Hawks at Nets: Game thread

Finally, it’s time for real basketball. The Hawks are the last team in the Eastern Conference to play their first game.

Jeff Teague (ankle) is in the starting lineup with Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Josh Smith and Al Horford. Kirk Hinrich (shoulder) and Donald Sloan are inactive.

Brook Lopez (foot) and Jordan Williams (dehydration) are out for the Nets. New Jersey won 90-84 at Washington last night.

The Hawks (and me) got here late because of awful traffic and rain. (Note: never trust the Google maps LaGuardia to Newark route that takes you through the city. Wish I’d known this 2 1/2 hours ago).

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

684 comments Add your comment

Runner-

December 27th, 2011
7:14 pm

Congrats Tony G!! Keepin it strong!!!

JaeEvolution

December 27th, 2011
7:16 pm

Let’s see if Joe can hit those open three’s this time around…

Interested to see how Willie Green does, never really seen him play.

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:17 pm

Lets see if the Hawks can bring it

leedsatlanta

December 27th, 2011
7:19 pm

Praying Jeff’s ankle is ok, as he is the key!

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:21 pm

Over/Under 3 Times Nique says HEAT CHECK

Buddy Grizzard

December 27th, 2011
7:22 pm

“lol if Sy becomes a premier SG. Reminds me of Ginobli” – superior blog troll

One of the funniest things ever posted on this blog.

FreshmakerGT

December 27th, 2011
7:30 pm

Finally! Let’s go Hawks!!

FreshFromATL

December 27th, 2011
7:30 pm

BoneKollector,

Definitely over, LMAO.

ICECOLD

December 27th, 2011
7:36 pm

please give me online link to watch the game !~! Im In France !!!! please !!! hurry somebody

doc

December 27th, 2011
7:36 pm

#Let'sGoHawks!

December 27th, 2011
7:38 pm

It’s funny how they say T-Mac is still an offensive threat. Prove me wrong.

Tremaine

December 27th, 2011
7:38 pm

JEFF TEAGUE!!!!!!!!

Rev in Tampa

December 27th, 2011
7:39 pm

firstrowsports . tv

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:40 pm

About damn time. GO HAWKS

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:41 pm

Why the hell didn’t y’all just fly into Newark?

bigdave

December 27th, 2011
7:42 pm

LETS GET IT!!!!

Runner-

December 27th, 2011
7:42 pm

Here we go, here we go!!! Can people stop being smart asses and just enjoy some basketball!!! LETS GO HAWKS!!!

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:43 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:43 pm

I haven’t seen that many people in the crowd for a Nets game since 2002.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:44 pm

Damion James, the Hawk draft pick that never was.

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:44 pm

Marvin!!!!!!!!!!!!

FreshFromATL

December 27th, 2011
7:44 pm

ICECOLD,

Rev just gave you the website.

Rev in Tampa

December 27th, 2011
7:44 pm

Bodes well that JJ is posting up to start the game

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:45 pm

Go up stronger Al, draw some contact next time…

Big Ray

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Marvin hits that first shot….and Josh hits a jumper….nervous laughter in the background?

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Let the record show that Smoove is currently shooting 1.000 on jump shots for the season.

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Oh lord Josh with a jumper

He made it but ugh

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Never mind…

Big Ray

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Ehhhh…here we go with the Smith jumpers…

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Alright Josh don’t be dumb

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Alright Josh don’t be dumb

Runner-

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

cmon smoove, take it to the hole!!

Najeh Davenpoop

December 27th, 2011
7:46 pm

Buddy Grizzard

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Al Horford we are not mad at you for attacking the basket and missing. We know you need to work on it.

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Marvin’s posture is so much better

FreshFromATL

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

MARVINNNNNNN!!!!!

Big Ray

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Marvin looking good ….

Oh please serve me up some crow…I’d love that…

Tremaine

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

FreshmakerGT

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Are we watching the Hawks or the Kentucky Wildcats?

MattP

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Marvin is on fire.

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Jeff!!!!!!!!!

Big Ray

December 27th, 2011
7:47 pm

Hot damn…was that a confident 3 from Teague?

Tremaine

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

JEFF TEAGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

#Let'sGoHawks!

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

11-2 start.. GO HAWKS!

FreshFromATL

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

Perfect start for the Hawk,. Jeff and Marvin cooking!

BoneKollector

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

Only negative so far is that 2nd jumper by Josh

Maybe

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

LOL Teage traveled b4 the three but its cool.

Tremaine

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

How soon before the bench come in and destroy the lead?

ICECOLD

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

it keep sayin server not found .. is their any other links ?

kwooden

December 27th, 2011
7:48 pm

Marvin making the 3s look easy! Still need some more shots at the basket.