Atlanta Hawks at Lakers: Game thread

Los Angeles–It’s the usual starters for the Hawks. Steve Blake (ribs) is active for the Lakers.

  • Jason Collins (elbow) has joined the team here but Larry Drew said it’s doubtful he will play on the trip. That means there’s a pretty good chance Erick Dampier will stick around for a second 10-day contract.
  • Collins said the elbow is feeling a lot better and has a checkup with his doctor tomorrow. He’s eager to play. “Especially a game like tonight,” he said.
  • Kirk Hinrich said he “feels great” physically and sounds as if he’s ready for more minutes: “I’m just staying patient.”
  • Hawks players gathered around Josh Smith’s IPad to watch Knicks underdog sensation Jeremy Lin hit a game-winning 3 at Toronto.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

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Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:24 pm

No problem with Kirk getting more minutes, as long as he’s getting them at the 2 and not at Teague’s expense.

Lakers by 25. I hope I’m wrong.

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:26 pm

Your link to the Lin three is messed up.

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:26 pm

And Najeh, thank you so very much for not doing the absurd “FIRST!!!!!!”

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:27 pm

Hawks win by 7, Teague should have a nice game since lakers haven’t stopped any opposing PG’s yet this season, although he is going up against the “King Of Flop” in Fisher.

MattP

February 14th, 2012
10:27 pm

“Kirk Hinrich said he “feels great” physically and sounds as if he’s ready for more minutes: “I’m just staying patient.” ”

That is bad news for the Hawks. We all know he will get those minutes at PG and take more away from Teague.

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:27 pm

Dang Najeh….

By 25? Hawks don’t stink that bad… lol.

Section 303

February 14th, 2012
10:27 pm

Hawks can win this one. Lakers are not the Lakers anymore.

I think Teague is the key. If he can hit full bore attack mode, he will have a big night. PG’s have given Lakers trouble all year.

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:28 pm

ACtually, the link to the game info is correct, but the video shows Calderon hitting a three.

High-sider

February 14th, 2012
10:28 pm

High-sider

February 14th, 2012
10:29 pm

I guess not.

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:29 pm

“Hawks win by 7, Teague should have a nice game since lakers haven’t stopped any opposing PG’s yet this season, although he is going up against the “King Of Flop” in Fisher.” Luke Cage

Good point. The Lakers defense has been atrocious this year. If Teague plays with confidence, he could easily have a 20+ point game. Yet, the real advantage we have is our bench depth. Our bench will win or lose this game.

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:30 pm

Ok, gotta get League Pass Broadband fired up (I live in Chicago now, so I actually pay money to watch the Hawks… can’t decide if the money is better spent on psychotherapy instead).

TMACfan

February 14th, 2012
10:30 pm

Let’s go TMAC!!! I hope he can do this again today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DN4T5AMMZ8

Astro Joe

February 14th, 2012
10:31 pm

Josh was hoping to learn how to shoot jumpers from watching Lin.

Glad to hear that Hinrich is feeling better, this team could obviously use more quality depth at every position.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:31 pm

Here is the Linsanity clip.

I am not saying Lakers by 25 because I think they are that much better than the Hawks, but because they are a major matchup nightmare for the Hawks.

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:32 pm

Gotta listen to laker announcers, Dang

Astro Joe

February 14th, 2012
10:32 pm

Do we really need another Ghost Rider movie?

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:33 pm

Najeh

In our bench we trust… *Crosses fingers and proceeds with voodoo worship*

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:33 pm

Yeah the 1st Ghost Rider sucked

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:34 pm

LOL at the Knicks player bowing to Lin. Hilarious.

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:34 pm

Good lookin’, Najeh!

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:34 pm

Now The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises & The Amazing Spiderman all look good from the trailers i’ve seen.

Astro Joe

February 14th, 2012
10:35 pm

Luke Cage, so are you and John Singleton ever going to get your flick done, or is that an urban myth?

northcyde

February 14th, 2012
10:35 pm

Lol @ the Lakers blowing us out. O ye of little faith Hawk fans. This isn’t the championship caliber Lakers we’re playing. This is the “we’re still trying to find our identity” Lakers.

They may win the game, but it wont be a blowout.

Rusty

February 14th, 2012
10:35 pm

Yeah. JT can have a big game if LD let’s him.

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:37 pm

Wow… that was in the Raptor’s home turf? All that cheering made me think they were at New York. And I thought our fans were bad… WTF.

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:37 pm

@Astro

Tryin to get them to get someone else other than Tyrese to play me, dude is just to lil lol.

honest_abe

February 14th, 2012
10:39 pm

jeremy lin. i’ve been a hawks fan for 24 long ass years. the time has come for me to become a KNICKS FAN!

Astro Joe

February 14th, 2012
10:39 pm

I could see TMac having a flashback tonight against Kobe (with a willing body). I imagine those two have had some epic battles in the past.

honest_abe

February 14th, 2012
10:39 pm

big lou: they’re called asians. watch when they come down here in march.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:40 pm

The Raptors actually have pretty loyal — and incredibly annoying — fans, from my experience. Just goes to show that every group of fans is fickle, not just the ones in our fine city.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:41 pm

Former Hawks SUPERSTAR Darvin Ham is a Lakers assistant coach apparently.

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:41 pm

Metta LOL, what a name LOL!!

Astro Joe

February 14th, 2012
10:41 pm

Luke, if Hollywood can make Matt Damon and Tom Cruise look like first rate butt-kickers, they should be able to do wonders with Tyrese. Those two guys are like 5′2″.

honest_abe

February 14th, 2012
10:41 pm

bynum is going to go for 30 and 18

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:42 pm

“jeremy lin. i’ve been a hawks fan for 24 long ass years. the time has come for me to become a KNICKS FAN!” – honest_abe

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Does that mean you will stop posting on these blogs? Haha

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

February 14th, 2012
10:42 pm

1) ASG can’t afford a players stats board at Philips Arena (you know, where you look to see who is in the game, points, rebounds, etc).

2) AJC can’t afford public transportation for our beat-writers, so there is no live blogging during home games anymore. I’m sure they made MC pay his own way to L.A.

3) DO NOT START JEFF TEAGUE VS. JEREMY LIN. Teague, as we all know, takes games off, and HE IS HIGHLY OVERRATED DEFENSIVELY.

Hawks lose 112-85 tonight. Odom usually had 20 rebound games against us, but someone else will go off.

Team will quit at halftime.

Big Lou

February 14th, 2012
10:42 pm

“Just goes to show that every group of fans is fickle, not just the ones in our fine city.”

Everybody likes a winner, Najeh.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:43 pm

Foul #1 on Josh. Bad matchup for him.

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

February 14th, 2012
10:43 pm

“Odom is in Dallas??”

Yeah notice I said “someone else will go off”

dumbazz

MattP

February 14th, 2012
10:43 pm

lol got a foul already.

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:43 pm

WOW, he’s tall.

Hawks Fan Down Under

February 14th, 2012
10:43 pm

Heaven forbid LD actually TRY something to arrest ATL’s mediocre play of the last 6 or so games. Please, please LD dont change your starting line up….it’s working so well!!

This guy really pisses me off!!!!!!

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

February 14th, 2012
10:44 pm

This game will be different from Sunday.

On Sunday, we quit in the 2nd quarter.

This game, we will quit at halftime.

112-85 Lakers

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:44 pm

Oh my, Lin just does it again. That’s gotta be one of the craziest sports stories since Kurt Warner. I’m a white guy but married to an Asian woman, so I sorta understand how big this is for the Asian-American community. Those eugenics experiments like Yao are one thing, but Lin is a straight up American of Asian heritage. Let’s not even get into the Harvard connection, the fact he wasn’t drafted, got cut at least three times, played in the D-league twice, and damn near got cut by the Knicks before he blew up a couple of Saturday’s ago. What a fantastic story about what appears to be a genuinely good dude.

It just sucks he plays for the Knicks!!!

IceColdATLien

February 14th, 2012
10:44 pm

Remember when they called Darvin Ham “Baby Jordan”?

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:44 pm

“Mr. Peace” haha

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:45 pm

Are we going to try and go inside??

Najeh Davenpoop

February 14th, 2012
10:45 pm

Ain’t a damn thing Josh is going to be able to do about that all night long.

Luke Cage

February 14th, 2012
10:45 pm

Harold Miner was supposed to be “Baby Jordan”