Wizards at Atlanta Hawks: Game thread

  • Zaza Pachulia said he woke up today with soreness in his left shoulder. He tested it before the game and said he’s good to go. Pachulia doesn’t remember suffering an injury. He went to the doctor this afternoon and was told it’s tendinitis.
  • Jeff Teague (ankle) is in the lineup. “He didn’t complain about any problems,” Larry Drew said. Kirk Hinrich (shoulder) and Donald Sloan are inactive. Mo Evans (knee) is out and Jan Vesley (hip) is not on the trip for Washington.
  • Jordan Crawford is back at Philips Arena for the first time since the Hawks traded him to the Wizards. He said there’s no extra motivation against his old team: “I’m always extra.” He did allow that there could be some spirited conversations with good friend Teague. “If it calls for it, I will definitely trash talk.”
  • Drew said his main concern vs. the Wizards is controlling John Wall in transition. “He’s one of the fastest guys in the league,” Drew said. “We have to get him corralled. We’ve had problems with him in the past. He’s kind of the head of the snake for them.”
  • Drew on the thing he liked the most about last night’s W at New Jersey: “Their energy and defensive activity. We’ve been preaching for the longest about being a better defensive team.”
  • The Hawks said last night’s telecast on SportSouth earned a 2.82 rating. The highest-rated game last season earned a 2.68 rating.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

734 comments Add your comment

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:07 pm

Luke Cage

December 28th, 2011
8:07 pm

@FreshFromATL

Man not many ppl can gaurd John Wall

hawks_4_life

December 28th, 2011
8:07 pm

Once again I cant state how much Im liking Tmac more that Crawford. No ill-advised shots, he drives the ball, gets to the line, plays defense. Nothing against Crawford he is still a good player.

KevinM

December 28th, 2011
8:07 pm

Yeah, I don’t see the shooting that Pargo is supposed to possess. He is a half court PG and definitely has a different tempo than JT.

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:08 pm

No J for Pargo

KevinM

December 28th, 2011
8:08 pm

Shots aren’t falling like last night from the bench….

Astro Joe

December 28th, 2011
8:08 pm

Someone tell Pargo that he can cross the 3-point line. I;m not sure that he knows.

Disgusted

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

I want my Thrashers back. Go Jets Go.

I cannot even watch this on TV, turning to the Rangers/Capitals on Versus.

BOOOOO!!!!! Should have rested up for the season

Big Ray

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

Pargo might not look good, but I promise you that we’d be crying much louder if it was Sy or Wannamaker in there right now…

Truth B Known

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

Ive already contacted the hall of fame on the Al block. They are requesting the ball after the game.

KevinM

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

Keep going inside Hawks! Take advantage of your size.

J.J.M.

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

JSS

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:09 pm

Tmac>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Jamal Crawford

Hawks Fan from Day One

December 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

Not sure what’s up with all of the Ryan Cameron hate. I guess some of you want some old, dried up fogey with bi-focals as the Hawks announcer. I’m sure you do. RC is an Atlanta celebrity and many of you can’t even pay your bills after Christmas. #bequietandwatchthegame

YO YO YO

December 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

Pargo should only look to set up his teammates. His shot is GARBO.

The Real Mandingo

December 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

NBA League Pass is offering free preview on TV, Broadband and Mobile until Jan. 08, 2012. You can watch multiple games via broadband. Stream (feed) is extremely clear; it takes a while to load (start) the video(s) on broadband.

Luke Cage

December 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

I can see where Kirk Hinrich will be valuable to this team running the 2nd unit, plus his Defense on PG’s

J.J.M.

December 28th, 2011
8:10 pm

adam morrison>pargo

FreshFromATL

December 28th, 2011
8:11 pm

Not bad from the second unit. Drew should not keep Teague out the entire half.

bigdave

December 28th, 2011
8:11 pm

exactly Big Ray..

ok.. he’s not shooting the ball well, but he’s doing a solid job overall

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:11 pm

When did Ryan Cameron get any hate????

The only thing I hate i the wack arena music. Its horrible

drmaryb.[*_*].

December 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

Power & Balance!

Hey fellas, don’t yawl’ think the bench looks more balanced at every position, than the starters especially, at the PF/C spot?

Luke Cage

December 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

Pargo just got to the team so I’m giving him a pass till Kirk gets back

northcyde

December 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

Ryan Cameron may be annoying . . but nothing is more annoying than that damn organ.

Big Ray

December 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

Regarding Jamal Crawford – he was a big bandaid on a gaping wound.

Dude can score, will always be able to score. But he was a one-man second unit, and often a substitution for when the first unit wasn’t getting it done.

We are better off with having anywhere from two to four guys who can score for us…and defend. Not bashing Jamal at all, just what he represented – poor roster management. You never want a one man bench. Never.

superiorblogman

December 28th, 2011
8:12 pm

Have to take the good with the bad Teague stays fouling because he will not let you just go by him

RethinkPossible

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

one more time please….Marvvvvvvvvvin.

bigdave

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

Willy cant handle Nick right there..

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

TMAc getting to the line

FreshFromATL

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

T-Mac gets to the line WHENEVER he wants.

Melvin

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

TMac are getting the calls tonight

KevinM

December 28th, 2011
8:13 pm

I would like to see Teague with the 2nd unit as well.

northcyde

December 28th, 2011
8:14 pm

McGrady will lead the Hawks in FT attempts this year . . from the bench.

hawks_4_life

December 28th, 2011
8:14 pm

Good defense

bigdave

December 28th, 2011
8:14 pm

great d..

just have to keep Young off the post

i_am_soulstar

December 28th, 2011
8:15 pm

I see you T-Mac!!!!

Hawks Fan from Day One

December 28th, 2011
8:15 pm

I agree Northcyde. They brought in the same organ from the Omni, I guess.

Big Ray

December 28th, 2011
8:15 pm

Ok…I know it’s the Wizards….but I can’t ever remember Woody getting the team to play team defense like this.

Of course, I’ll wait until we play Miami or somebody before giving LD and his right hand man (Lester Connor) any real praise…but still….

J.J.M.

December 28th, 2011
8:16 pm

lmao zaza please!

YO YO YO

December 28th, 2011
8:16 pm

2nd unit doing a great job getting to the line. TAKE THE PAIN!

northcyde

December 28th, 2011
8:16 pm

lol zaza . . wtf was that?

hawks_4_life

December 28th, 2011
8:16 pm

Team does look better with Teague out there, thats a good testament to him.

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

Nick Young is heating up

Big Ray

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

Nick Young is just scary. …

BoneKollector

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

PArgo is garbage

YO YO YO

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

Pargo shot…. *facepalm*

J.J.M.

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

pargo is trashhhhh

Tremaine

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

hawks_4_life

December 28th, 2011
8:17 pm

Time to milk in the starters.