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

706 comments Add your comment

joeygt1

March 7th, 2012
7:47 pm

finally 1st?

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
7:47 pm

Josh is that dude.

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
7:49 pm

SWEET CHRISTMAS!!!!

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 7th, 2012
7:49 pm

lol@ “marvin struggled last night”

High-sider

March 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

so f-in sorry.. so f-in sorry.. big as he is. watching rebounds.. secure the board.

Blast

March 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

Let’s get it! Hawks have to play smart to win this game.

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

Keep the game close so LeBrick can choke instead of close.

High-sider

March 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

Josh is balling early.

First Timer

March 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

Damn…Marvin Williams…i dont think he can handle the Queen

Joe "Big Contract" Johnson

March 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

I needed a good rest tonight….I am tired of carrying this team to the playoffs with no help.

ntrigue

March 7th, 2012
7:53 pm

We didn’t need a time out yet hopefully he takes Marvin out! But it will probably be Teague

hawksfancents95

March 7th, 2012
7:54 pm

heeeyyyyy thanks MC
i know theres technical issues with that bermuda triangle down there
id like to see stack get a lot of mins at 2 cuz kirk is not lengthy enough to do much to effect dwyane.
if we can keep this game within 8 by half we have a very good shot at pulling this one out.

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
7:54 pm

well.. lets see who comes to play with Josh tonight..

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
7:55 pm

Josh gotta watch it with the fouls, need him BIG tonight

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
7:56 pm

way to go up strong tho Josh.. .

great take Jeff..

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 7th, 2012
7:57 pm

lol no fouls on the heat yet…typical

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
7:57 pm

emm..

queen just went 360

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

time to turn

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

I agree, pretty easy to be a great defensive team when they call nothing and let you be as physical as you want.

terrell

March 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

Teague out at the 4 minute mark. Like clockwork. Fire LD.

ntrigue

March 7th, 2012
7:59 pm

MC can we ask coach drew why we always sub Teague out at the 4mins Mark?

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:00 pm

Let’s go Stack!

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

Hawks look so undermanned

terrell

March 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

Has Stack hit a shot this year yet? lol

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

we still gritty.. lets go..

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

Teague winded after 4 mins.

drmaryb.[*_*].

March 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

Kirk is horrible! Haslem in but, where is Ivan?

We need to step up on Defense! Please SIT Marvin, who is he? What is he worth?

JaeEvolution

March 7th, 2012
8:02 pm

Pargo sometimes you piss me off, but that wink made me laugh a bit.

First Timer

March 7th, 2012
8:03 pm

the queen is gonna eat marvin up

ntrigue

March 7th, 2012
8:04 pm

TTeague not winded he’s one of the youngest on the team if anything Kirk is winded even by what coach drew said in the interview…Teague should not come out every gm at the 4min Mark he especially should come out after kirk

pointguardslim

March 7th, 2012
8:04 pm

I too would like to see our big lineup vs MIA.

OH!

hawksfancents95

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

if we dont get a hawks player to score over 15 along with smith and pargo we have 0% chance against LBJ 30pts wade 25pts bosh 20pts

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

Stack shooting just over 30% on the season.

pointguardslim

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

Big lineup out

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:05 pm

Vlad Rad in… let’s play the scrubs!

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
8:06 pm

Josh setting the tone.

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
8:06 pm

Heat get to slap and grab at will with no calls

drmaryb.[*_*].

March 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

Great 1st Qrtr HAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

lets go.. good 1st

terrell

March 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

Hawks hanging in there so far. Josh playing hard.

First Timer

March 7th, 2012
8:07 pm

there is hope

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:08 pm

Ok my bad… Vlad doing his job… I shudder to think what’s going to happen when Josh goes to the bench though.

terrell

March 7th, 2012
8:09 pm

Teague winded? Wtf

terrell

March 7th, 2012
8:10 pm

Uh oh. Josh out.

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
8:11 pm

i see Udonis has learned how to play the game like a girl.

ntrigue

March 7th, 2012
8:12 pm

Refs cheating again no calls for hawks!

Buddy Grizzard

March 7th, 2012
8:14 pm

PARGO CAN NOT HANDLE THE BALL HE SHOULD BE PLAYING OFF THE BALL

Luke Cage

March 7th, 2012
8:14 pm

You almost hate watching the heat because of the special treatment.

bigdave

March 7th, 2012
8:14 pm

c’mon Pargo.. Jerry wasnt going to finish that anyway. know your personnel