Atlanta Hawks at Heat: Game thread
Miami–Sorry this post is late . . . technical issues.
- Joe Johnson (knee), Willie Green (back) and Tracy McGrady (back-to-back) are out. Dwyane Wade (ankle) is starting for the Heat.
- Larry Drew on Joe: “I’m hoping he’s close. He’s been working out every day. He says he’s feeling better but that was the case before the Golden State game. We are just keeping an eye on it.
- Drew on the pace tonight: “I think the one thing that is important against them is you can’t get into a run-and-shoot contest with them. They will run you right out of the building. You have to be disciplined enough to play at the pace that is comfortable for you and play at a pace that will allow you to dictate the pace of the game.”
- Drew on Kirk Hinrich’s 35-percent shooting: “I think it is just a matter of him really getting his legs under him with his surgery. When he came back we tried to bring him along slowly and we knew it was probably going to take a while for him to really get his rhythm, his timing and really needing time to get his legs under him. He has had some games where he has shot the ball really well and then he has had some games where his shot has been short and off. I still think he is still kind of in that training camp mode.”
Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat