Atlanta Hawks vs. Magic: Game Thread

Vivlamore back from NYC. Here is your quick game thread for tonight’s game against the Magic.

The news today is that Kirk Hinrich will start in the backcourt with Jeff Teague with Joe Johnson out.

Here is coach Larry Drew’s thoughts on the move:

“From a matchup standpoint, we like the matchups,” Drew said. “We play a little faster. Just to tweak it. See how both Jeff and Kirk play with one another. We’ve been wanting to experiment with that anyway. They’ve been out on the floor before so we will put them out there as starters and see if they can generate anything.”

The move allows Drew to use Willie Green off the bench, where he has provided a spark this season. Green started for Marvin Williams Monday in Chicago and for Johnson in New York Wednesday.

“Willie has been doing a really good job the last couple of weeks,” Drew said. “He’s done a really good job coming off the bench with his ability to score. Moving him back to the bench gives us that punch again.”

I’m a little behind after traveling this morning so take it away folks.

397 comments Add your comment

Rusty

February 23rd, 2012
9:33 pm

IceColdATLien

February 23rd, 2012
9:33 pm

I really feel bad for Illumination and her pathetically lonely existence. Hopefully the psychotropic medication she takes will help bring her the calm that her hoarding, cat-filled, drugged-out, hermetic, schizophrenic, lonely, sad existence requires because to do what she’s done on this blog cries out for help like a herpes-ridden, leper-infested, friendless, outcast existence must require because the fact that this asexual, pedophile who’s been abandoned by everyone within the human race feels the need to demonstrate his/her/it’s obviously-ignored cry for help has been ignored just means that the only way it can gain any attention is through the unbelievably pathetic repetitive ranting worthy of the Rain Man. Get help you sad creature because, at the end of the day, nobody still gives a damn about your sad ranting except you and yourself… the only two people who even care about your ineffectual and essentially meaningless existence on an Earth and within a society that has completely absolved itself of your miniscule and worm-like intrusion into what the rest of us consider a life worth living, if only we could rid ourselves of the scrotum-wart-ish irritation you have worked so feverishly to afflict us with.

Big Lou

February 23rd, 2012
9:33 pm

Where is TMAC!!!???
LD is going to lose is the game!

Rob

February 23rd, 2012
9:34 pm

Howard looks like garbarge.

Shoot the Messenger

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

Teague with the braaarrrrriccccck

LoLo

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

t-mac hasn’t done anything tonight – let the old man sit.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

Quit running these useless sets and let Teague drive off the pick and roll.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

hawks suck ass just standing around

Big Lou

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

LD, take Vlad out you stupid SOB!

Luther

February 23rd, 2012
9:35 pm

Why is Vlad in this game down the stretch?

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:36 pm

Josh can’t get the same post position against Big Baby that he gets against Anderson.

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:37 pm

NOW FOULD DWIGHT

Big Lou

February 23rd, 2012
9:37 pm

TMAC’s D > Vlad’s. Just saying.

Runner-

February 23rd, 2012
9:37 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:37 pm

I would criticize the use of Vlad, but he’s actually done a decent job on D against Turkoglu. Still would rather see T-Mac, but Vlad hasn’t been completely useless.

High-sider

February 23rd, 2012
9:38 pm

Green aka Mr. Big Shoot II.

crazy_88

February 23rd, 2012
9:38 pm

No Tracy McGrady really ? WTF…….He might as well not dress him..If he’s not going to use him. I’m sure Tracy can’t wait to go home and visit his family in Houston and get away from LD’s idiot ways..

keepinitreal

February 23rd, 2012
9:39 pm

I’m not even sure the Hawks make the playoffs. This team is shell-shocked.

Shoot the Messenger

February 23rd, 2012
9:39 pm

Josh has 21 pts, 11 boards, 2 blocks and an assist and he is – 2 on the over/under….weird.

Kip Smithers

February 23rd, 2012
9:39 pm

Illumination = drmaryb

Buddy Grizzard

February 23rd, 2012
9:40 pm

No that was me with:

I HAVE SELF ESTEEM ISSUES

A bit of commentary on Superior Blog Troll.

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:40 pm

Vlad is afraid to shoot???

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:41 pm

No Marvin or Kirk in crunch time.

Shoot the Messenger

February 23rd, 2012
9:41 pm

Zaza has 10 boards and 5 off, and 3 assists.

9898

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Lol MF Howard. What a beast lol.

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Damn, guess only Jeremy Lin gets calls………….LD should be in the refs ear, but instead he just sits there

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

First to 80 wins.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Willie Green!

High-sider

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Green with another big shot.

Runner-

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

Willie using Joe’s teardrop pretty well!

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:42 pm

WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Big Lou

February 23rd, 2012
9:43 pm

Willie Green bailed LD out. Poor substitution this quarter.

revelations

February 23rd, 2012
9:44 pm

Illumination = drmaryb

that makes sense.

9898

February 23rd, 2012
9:44 pm

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:45 pm

Finally Vlad makes a play tonight

Runner-

February 23rd, 2012
9:45 pm

And we think Joe’s contract is bad. Turkoglu and J-Rich are just plain awful

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

Sounds like a little girl is trying to bother josh on Ft’s

High-sider

February 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

Orlando may go to hack-a-Josh.

Hawkfan

February 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

I guess Orlando is beyond bad. How can they lose when LD has money on them. Why else would he play Vlad down the stretch.

Shoot the Messenger

February 23rd, 2012
9:47 pm

Get some help Sautee/Ill what ever lusion you are having.

Rod from College Park

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

As Najeh and O’Brien said earlier today, just when you think you have figured this team out, they surprise you. One thing remains the same, Marvin sucks.

Najeh Davenpoop

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

Dammit Vlad…

Big Lou

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

Cheap crap right there.

Runner-

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

wow, awful call

anphill2

February 23rd, 2012
9:48 pm

Well put ice. Perfect reas.on to have free registered usernames, to address those that take minutes away from our lives. Everybody too critical of Teague. The Ewing theory in effect. 2 stars out for extended period of time is best thing to happen for the hawks. 7shot attempts for Howard? Maybe KG isn’t the only one to fear the Georgian gargantuan.

Hawkfan

February 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

Duhon tackled Teague – no foul called. LD grabs his chin. What a joke of a coach. At least SVG seems to care.

High-sider

February 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

Nice going Vlad; that’s a good foul on Hedo [dripping with sarcasm].

Runner-

February 23rd, 2012
9:49 pm

“One thing remains the same, Marvin sucks.”

lol.

Joe D

February 23rd, 2012
9:52 pm

First Fire Larry Drew!

Then trade for Stephen Jackson and a filler or two for Marvin and Hinrich, they have no value for the Hawks. Maybe Marvin can do something in Milwaukee that he could not do in Atlanta. Pargo is clearly a better fit than Kirk.
Jackson can score and lead the team. With his scoring at the 3, Joe can improve his scoring. Also with Al back for the playoffs, the Hawks maybe interesting!!!

Luke Cage

February 23rd, 2012
9:53 pm

That little girl is heckling these guys with that yell lol