Nets at Atlanta Hawks: Game thread

  • Normal starting lineup for the Hawks: Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Josh Smith, Al Horford. Brook Lopez (foot) is out for the Nets.
  • The Nets lost 94-78 at Orlando but showed some spirit while rallying to within three points in the third quarter after being down 20. Tucker High’s MarShon Brooks scored 10 of his 17 points in the second quarter.
  • Larry Drew says he expects a better effort from the Nets after the Hawks ran them out of their gym on Tuesday. He’s confident his players won’t overlook New Jersey: “This game will be a dangerous game because they are a team that was a little embarrassed the other night and they are going to come out and show they are a better ball club. It’s the old ‘wounded animal’ theory. When they are wounded, that’s when they are the most dangerous.”
  • Jannero Pargo says he’s still getting his bearings with the Hawks: “Defensively, very comfortable. Defese is pretty much playing with hard and with heart. I’m pretty good with that. Offensively, it’s a bit of a challenge remembering the calls. I know the plays once we get into them and start running them. But the funny thing is, I have to start it. I have the ball in my hands. I’m waiting for somebody else to make a move so I can say, ‘Oh that’s the play.’ But I am actually getting more comfortable after two games.”
  • Hinrich is to see his doctor on Jan. 3. “I’m pretty sure I will be cleared to do everything non-contact,” he said. “Everything with the [physical therapist] is going good. It’s really more of a formality.” Hinrich has been shooting and doing ball-handling drills.
  • Elias says the Hawks are only the third NBA team in the last 20 years to outscore their first two opponents by at least 50 points combined (Kings in 2002-03 and Lakers in 2008-09).

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

938 comments Add your comment

Katie

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

“Defese is pretty much playing with hard”

Pause

I guess that would be an effective defensive tactic.

NUNNA!!

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

Katie

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

wow, after 2 years of reading this blog I’ve finally done it.

NUNNA!!

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

make dat 3rd

mountain_jim

December 30th, 2011
7:25 pm

Go Hawks! Yay for Season Pass Free Preview!

superiorblogman

December 30th, 2011
7:28 pm

Let’s Go Hawks! Not gonna be easy 2nite.

NUNNA!!

December 30th, 2011
7:29 pm

Dang..Never mind..Im just glad to be on here..

Hey MC..
(If you can read body language) Do the nets look like they know they are gonna be beaten again or do they look ready for the challenge?

And,(even though its real early in the season) if we win the next 4 including the heat and bulls game,how do you think the national media will look at this team then,or is it still too early?

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:30 pm

drmaryb.[*_*].

December 30th, 2011
7:31 pm

Congratulations!

Congrats to Katie for being #1 and mountain jim for his free pass. HNY to you two!

Sautee

December 30th, 2011
7:32 pm

where’s big dave?

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:32 pm

lol the game havent even started yet and we got a “nimbers” from nique

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:33 pm

sautee thats your bf or something?

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
7:34 pm

SWEET CHRISTMAS!!!

Sautee

December 30th, 2011
7:35 pm

JJM,

naw, he’s just usually in the house early at game time. My wife is plenty for me, thanks.

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
7:35 pm

Yeah everyone likes to crack on Nique but its really not a easy job as it looks

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:35 pm

“Defese is pretty much playing with hard”

Pause

I guess that would be an effective defensive tactic.

Especially when the opposition is trying to post up…..

doc

December 30th, 2011
7:36 pm

najeh, guess it is good pargo didnt play here with woody, eh?

nice to hear kirk coming along. if he can return in shape by mid-season that would be huge.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:36 pm

Sautee, JJM was just trying to see if you were single or not….

….kidding, kidding…..

doc

December 30th, 2011
7:37 pm

call it viagra d.

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
7:40 pm

LETS GET IT…!!!

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:40 pm

Yea I think this game is gonna be tougher than the 1st one

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:40 pm

I didnt type that last post…

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
7:41 pm

will the phillips crowd continue the tradition.. ? Humphries has gotten booed every touch, every game..

drmaryb.[*_*].

December 30th, 2011
7:41 pm

BFF!

“sautee thats your bf or something?” -J.J.M.-
___________

Sautee, may I? Uggh JJM everybody in here knows that big dave sets the table for game nite threads. It just doesn’t feel right until big dave logs on.

Just wanted to clue you in on the inside game.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

Uh-oh. Josh hit a long one…

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

Smoove with the jumper!

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

And josh shoots a jumper SMH

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

Josh sits the crowd down with his 1st jumper…LOL

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

first time hawks have trailed this season!

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:42 pm

I don’t care that Josh made it I don’t wanna see it

doc

December 30th, 2011
7:43 pm

uh oh we are behind

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:43 pm

“Especially when the opposition is trying to post up…..”

Haha. Reggie Evans would appreciate that.

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
7:43 pm

LOL nice pass to the Ref

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:44 pm

lol I know who bigdave is…

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:44 pm

Horford drives. Draws the foul. Must be a coincidence.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:44 pm

Damn, and here I was hoping the Hawks would go the whole year without trailing.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:45 pm

Did I just see ex-Kardashian get stuffed by Al?

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:45 pm

horford blocking shots now!

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:45 pm

Nice D by Al denying Kardashian at the rim. The team D has been a little discombobulated so far though.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:45 pm

Okur looking better in this game. Not good for us.

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:46 pm

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
7:46 pm

Mike Fratello giving the hawks major props on the YES network telecast.

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:46 pm

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Can’t fault Josh for trying to go back up. He was attempting a shot down low..

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Okur is eating Smoove’s lunch so far.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Al with two blocks now.

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

that was an impressive drive ..

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Nice drive, Marv…

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
7:47 pm

Good, strong drive by Marvin, and he didn’t fall down either.