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

Joe

December 30th, 2011
7:58 pm

The team defense is a bit subpar right now. That really needs to pick up. On a positive note though, I’m really impressed with Al’s effort on D tonight. He’s be doing a great job protecting the rim. He’s contesting almost everything there. We’re still getting burned with jumpers though.

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
7:58 pm

Not Pargo smh

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
7:58 pm

i dunno.. i might have had to leave Jeff in there

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
7:58 pm

oh god pargo…

Steven A

December 30th, 2011
7:58 pm

Hawks should start MGrady

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:00 pm

Marshawn….meet Joe. If he’s in the mood…you ain’t gonna score.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:00 pm

come on zaza

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:00 pm

Vlad joins the block party.

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
8:00 pm

lmfao…Vlad Rad gettin up

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Nice block Vlad!

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Sautee

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Did Nique call Okur “Mimic”? LMAO

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Who said Vlad couldnt play defense

Josh21

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

Anybody have a site that will let me stream?? stuck at cabin in NC with no hawks on TV!!!

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

lmao why did zaza help him up

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:01 pm

LOL @ zaza bumping petro and knocking him down, but picked him up . . . then he fouls him on the shot

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
8:02 pm

Shouldn’t have helped him up

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:02 pm

Too many passes.

Joe

December 30th, 2011
8:02 pm

The offense looks too sloppy right now. We should really get Al and Josh in the post. Even if neither one of them has a great post game, Okur isn’t exactly a premier defender. Also, Al could likely overpower either one of them if he’s aggressive down on the box. The jump shots are not falling a high clip right now. Let’s get some points in the paint.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
8:02 pm

Willie Green sucks.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:03 pm

great scramble d by the 2nd unit.

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:03 pm

LOL @ Sautee ….

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
8:03 pm

Sloppy 1st qtr but at least the Hawks have the lead.

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
8:03 pm

not sure…but maybe that 1st quarter was NJ takin’ their best shots at us and it’s all down hill from here for them.

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
8:04 pm

Defense still on point in most cases thus far, seems to be rubbing off on everyone that takes the court.

Joe

December 30th, 2011
8:05 pm

“Did Nique call Okur “Mimic”? LMAO”

He may have. It’s nice to hear Nique’s skewed names again. I look forward to that every season lol. We can add “Mimic” to the long list of botched names, which include some of my favorites like “Oogadolla”, “Maha Bootay”, and “Hibbits”.

Steven A

December 30th, 2011
8:05 pm

Free Willie Green….

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

HAWKS 3 – 11 on jumpshots right now

kwooden

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

Better defensive by the 2nd unit, they look to have more energy. NJ trying to make it easier for Deron, by subbing him earlier and bring him back against the 2nd unit.

Josh21

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

streaming site plzz

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

Zaza just doesn’t quit on the offensive boards.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:06 pm

( sigh ) . . make a layup zaza

Steven A

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Pargo is a SCRUB!!

Big Ray

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

these boys pargo and green jackin up those shots and aint ____ droppin’….come on bruh

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

ZaZa took 4 steps on that dunk….LOL

Steven A

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Zsa Zsa walked!!

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

good recovery and contest from Pargo on that last Deron pull up lead to break..

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Zaza has now dunked in each of the Hawks’ first 3 games if I am not mistaken. The world is really coming to an end.

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

and josh doesnt clap for zaza but everyone else did on the bench…hmmm

Joe

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Is it just me or has Deron Williams looked really off so far this season? Maybe he’s just disinterested. I don’t know what it is but it’s almost like he’s a different player this year.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

zaza looked like horford running the floor

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
8:07 pm

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
8:08 pm

lmao@Rathbun…”The Gazelle”

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
8:08 pm

LOL He traveled

Runner-

December 30th, 2011
8:08 pm

zaza traveled lmao

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
8:08 pm

Pargo is not quite Bibby bad on defense, but he is not good.

Steven A

December 30th, 2011
8:09 pm

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
8:09 pm

i wonder how Stevenson feel playing for Jay Z ..