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

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Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

too many open shooters

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

stay on the 3 pt shooters

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

December 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

“Magic” Horford. Okur with the silly @ss double.

Telling you Al wants that point guard job.

phil

December 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

Al and josh are very different players. Neither is remotely elite but both can make a huge difference when they play well and play to their strengths.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

Good effort by Al, but gotta finish.

Joe

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Nice aggressiveness by Al, but unfortunately he’s going to have to sit down now with that 4th foul.

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Yo this zhit is ugly. Al or Dwight. More limited post moves?

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

lol if you say so…

DREABABY

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

THIS GAME IS TO DAMN CLOSE.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Good hustle AL . . regardless

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Deron trying to take over the game

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

TEAGUE MOTHERF-CKERS

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Slimjr

December 30th, 2011
9:03 pm

Teague for MVP!

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Teague is a beast

SteveW

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Maybe it’s only 2 games (not even) but give me Teague over DeRon right now

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Teague again

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

NJ sure is being pesky tonight though. Scary.

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Vote Teague to the All Star Game

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Teague is the man

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Slimjr

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Broke that mothers ankles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

LOL . . uncheckable

DREABABY

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

TEAGUE BALLING OUT OF CONTROL

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

my god teague might be the best player on this team

phil

December 30th, 2011
9:04 pm

Bring back Mike Bibby!!

Sautee

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

“Shelden Williams looks a little like Admiral Ackbar.”

LMAO

Smith.Leuer.Bogut

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Yo thats f***ed up. Jeff on Sundiata

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Marvin and Teague>>>

Joe

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

If Id’ never seen a Hawks game before, I’d probably think that Teague was our best perimeter player. He’s really overshadowed Joe in this game. Obviously, he’s not a better player than Joe at this point in his career, but you’ve got to give him some props. He’s been the best guard on the court tonight, by far.

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Marvin is so active . . love to see this.

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

D is still nowhere near where it should be.

DREABABY

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Enter your comments here

JSS

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Wow MC brutal on Al on Twitter about his misses at tin!

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

Joe picked a good time to wake up.

phil

December 30th, 2011
9:05 pm

NJ is there because we aren’t playing D.

BoneKollector

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

that was nasty joe

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

LOL @ JJ . . damn

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

Big 3 by Joe….

Slimjr

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

rainbow from college park?

Mac-Town #maconchevyrider

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

Highlight Factory….

J.J.M.

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

wheres the defense

Melvin

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

Terrible call on Teague….

bigdave

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

JJJJJJJJJJJJJJOE

Slimjr

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

HORRIBLE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Najeh Davenpoop

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

F-ck the refs. If you won’t give Teague a foul when he gets hammered, you shouldn’t call that bullsh-t either.

JSS

December 30th, 2011
9:06 pm

@ Sautee…
“It’s a trap!!!”

northcyde

December 30th, 2011
9:07 pm

Good call . . I guess.

Luke Cage

December 30th, 2011
9:07 pm

They booing Kardashian lol