Atlanta Hawks at Wizards: Game thread

  • Zaza Pachulia (Achilles) is back in the lineup and will start. Vladimir Radmanovic (back) is available to play. Tracy McGrady is not with the team because he’s resting on the back-to-back.
  • Rashard Lewis (knee) and Andray Blatche (conditioning) are out for the Wizards.
  • The Wizards now have Nene after a three-team trade that cost them JaVale MCGee, Ronny Turiaf and Nick Young.
  • Larry Drew on the difference with Nene: “Obviously he’s a guy I’m sure they will be throwing it inside a little bit more with him. We are fully aware of what he’s capable of as a big man in the post. He’s a guy who has strength, he has quickness down there. We are going to have to do a good job defending the low post. Whenever we’ve played this Washington team our primary concern has been the transition game and making sure we don’t give up a lot of easy fast-break points. But with Nene he gives them a solid big man they can post-up. We can’t allow easy catches. It’s important we try to get him off his sweet spots.”
  • Drew on the injuries and the schedule: “I know they are tired, not only physically but mentally. It’s kind of the stretch run of the season. I think it’s pretty normal for mental fatigue to set in. We have to push through it. We can’t allow it to overcome us. We have to take it a game at a time and not look forward to what our schedule will be. Hopefully we can get healthy bodies back because when you are at this part of the season it’s important to have as many bodies as you can so you don’t pile on the minutes for certain guys.”
  • Go Cards.

Michael Cunningham, Hawks beat

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High-sider

March 24th, 2012
7:06 pm

High-sider

March 24th, 2012
7:06 pm

High-sider

March 24th, 2012
7:07 pm

High-sider

March 24th, 2012
7:08 pm

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:09 pm

Tough matchup for Zaza coming off his Achilles injury.

Since acquiring Nene, the Wizards have a 19 point blowout win over the Nets and a 2 point loss to the Pacers. They are not the joke they were a week ago. Hawks better bring it.

High-sider

March 24th, 2012
7:09 pm

2nd game of a b2b2b

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:10 pm

Zaza is a soldier.

Go Hawks Go!

March 24th, 2012
7:12 pm

Let’s be positive and cheer for our team. Go Hawks Go! Yeah!

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:14 pm

Josh being an idiot again.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

smh joe cant grab reb for nothing

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

No foul on Teague? What was that?

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:16 pm

JJoe doesn’t even try to get rebounds he just stands and look

Rusty

March 24th, 2012
7:17 pm

I don’t believe LD.He is not in uniform or with the hawks tonight .we might not see him again.it seems he is deep in larry’s doghouse.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:17 pm

The Wizards must have about ten offensive rebounds already.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:17 pm

Slimjr

March 24th, 2012
7:18 pm

Maybe a trap?

Rusty

March 24th, 2012
7:19 pm

I mean TMac.

MattP

March 24th, 2012
7:20 pm

Are the Hawks really going to get blown out by the Wizards?

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:20 pm

Looks like a loss. They are getting owned by one lousy player. Ivan should be put on Nene. Zaza can’t guard him outside.

Blast

March 24th, 2012
7:21 pm

Not looking good early. Offensive rebounds have the Wizs leading. Hawks tired?

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:21 pm

Just play thru josh on the block I wish we would start off gms doing what we know wrks instead of waiting till we are losing!

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:21 pm

Kirk has made about five dumb decisions already.

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:23 pm

I wonder how long LD is going to let the mismatch between Nene and Zaza happen.

Blast

March 24th, 2012
7:23 pm

Only a 4 point game.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:24 pm

In the last 30 seconds the Wizards have played Pass the Courvoisier and Get Your Freak On. I feel like I’m in high school again.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:25 pm

Booker + Nene = 10 boards, 7 offensive
Josh + Zaza = 0 boards

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:26 pm

“In the last 30 seconds the Wizards have played Pass the Courvoisier and Get Your Freak On. I feel like I’m in high school again.”

Very telling of your age.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:27 pm

crawford>teague

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:28 pm

At least JJ has two rebounds. Lol

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:28 pm

One day teague will well hopefully he will one day learn his jumper is below average and hes pretty good when driving to the basket…I guess he didnt learn last game when he drove and dished it off to marvin.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:31 pm

lmao marvin its basketball not kickball

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:31 pm

Gj Josh. Own that basket.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:31 pm

So you’re telling me that when Teague and Josh run the pick and roll, they are hard to stop? What a SHOCKER.

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:33 pm

Josh doing his daily Rondo impersonation.

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:34 pm

Vlad got that clean cut. Looking 10 years younger. Lol

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:37 pm

This is the part of the gm where I start to worry….we just fought back to tie the gm and now are starters need a rest which I understand but Drew normally will wait too long to put josh and Teague back in!

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:39 pm

Lol

Marvin daily block

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:40 pm

This is what I’m talking about no d or offense

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:40 pm

willie green has been very bad since his return

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:40 pm

Kirk at the point this quarter = zero points for the Hawks.

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:41 pm

this is why the starters play so many minutes because the bench is straight ass

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:42 pm

The bench is getting exposed without Tmac.

Why is it that LD insists in putting the whole bench at the same time?

City Of Atlanta Still Recovering From William Tecumseh Sherman

March 24th, 2012
7:42 pm

I dont think teague has any points either…

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:42 pm

He will sit teague and josh too long what I tell ya. Our 2nd unit is hurting due to injuries and doesn’t help that our weakness is his rotations as well!

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:43 pm

“I dont think teague has any points either…”

No, the point is that the Hawks score points as a team when Teague runs the point, and don’t score when Kirk runs the point.

Najeh Davenpoop

March 24th, 2012
7:45 pm

Teague comes in to play point again and Kirk slides to the 2 where he belongs. First possession: made basket. Second possession: trip to the foul line.

This team needs Pargo back. Kirk at the point = disaster.

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:46 pm

Zaza misses another clear path layup.

Hawks pulling all the stops.

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:48 pm

Kirk is not too smart!

Big Lou

March 24th, 2012
7:48 pm

Kirk’s basketball IQ is horrid.

ntrigue

March 24th, 2012
7:50 pm

He mks dumb decisions over and over especially playing pg