Atlanta Hawks: Hawks 106, Mavericks 89

Vivlamore reporting from Philips Arena. Here is my updated game story, with quotes, from tonight’s regular-season finale win over the Mavericks. The schedule for the playoff series with the Celtics is at the bottom.

The Hawks acted fast.

With home-court advantage in the playoffs within their grasp, they wasted little time in grabbing the postseason edge. Thanks to a fast and furious first quarter the Hawks will open their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Celtics at Philips Arena Sunday. Game time is 7 p.m.

The Hawks led by as many as 23 points in the first quarter and disposed of the defending NBA champion Mavericks 106-89 on Thursday night in the regular-season finale.

There was no need to scoreboard-watch the Celtics-Bucks game. The Hawks knew if they took care of their own business, it wouldn’t matter what was happened in Boston.

“We showed a lot of determination tonight,” Joe Johnson said. “I could see that hunger before the tip coming into the locker room. We knew we had to play desperate to get a win and get off to a good start. As the starters, we put it on ourselves to set the tone early and we did that.”

That they did.

The Hawks (40-26, 23-10 home) enter the playoffs having won five of their final six regular-season games. They snapped a three-game losing streak to the Mavericks.

The Mavericks (36-30) enter the Western Conference playoffs as the seventh seed and will begin a first-round playoff series against the Thunder on Saturday.

There were no inspirational speeches despite the importance of the game.

“Just look each other in the eye, kind of gave a nod and we all knew it was time to get it tonight,” Willie Green said. “We’ve got to lock this up right now.”

Smith did much of the early damage for the Hawks. He finished with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds, one rebound shy of his 29th double-double this season. The Hawks had five other double-digit scorers: Jeff Teague (17), Joe Johnson (15), Kirk Hinrich (12), Willie Green (11) and Ivan Johnson (10).

“We came out like a team on a mission tonight,” Smith said. “The ball was going in tonight, bottom line. Everybody had a good shooting percentage. We were making the right play, cutting, passing, running our sets. It’s easy when you are sharing the basketball.”

The Hawks came flying out of the gate and built the 23-point first-quarter lead, 36-13. The used a 13-0 run early in the quarter and didn’t let up. They ended the first 12 minutes with a 38-21 lead as they shot 69.6 percent (16-for-23) from the field. Seven different players made the scoring column, led by Smith with 12 points.

The Mavericks, by stark contrast, struggled from the field. They shot just 33.3 percent (7-for-21) from the field.

“I was a little concerned that we would come out and play with that energy, but clearly those first six minutes we came ready to play tonight,” coach Larry Drew said.

The Hawks led by 16 points, 60-44, at the end of the first half. By then, they had nine different scorers, led by Smith with 16 points and Johnson with 11.

The Mavericks got within 11 points, early in the third quarter, but the Hawks never let their wide margin get below double-digits.

The Hawks can now rest — at home — before opening their fifth consecutive postseason. This will be their time to rest, a luxury the Celtics took last week.

The Celtics won two of the three meetings with the Hawks this season. They won the first two meetings by a combined five points. The Hawks won last week’s final game, while the Celtics played without five of their top seven scorers.

“We did end the season with a good bang but all that is wiped out,” Smith said. “It’s a clean slate. We are playing against an experienced team in Boston that knows how to get wins, especially down the stretch. We just have to focus on what we can do to minus the margin of error against this team.”

With four minutes remaining, the Philips Arena crowd began the “We Want Boston” chant. Drew said he did hear it, but several of the players were well aware.

“This Boston team is a veteran team,” Drew said. “They are used to playing on the road. They are comfortable playing on the road. They have all the confidence in the world on the road. … Now that we have home-court advantage, it’s up to us to hold on to it. It won’t be easy. We worked our behinds off to get it and we have to keep it.”

Boston will be in town Sunday.

Series schedule

Game 1: Sunday, Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m.  TNT

Game 2: Tuesday, Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. NBA TV

Game 3: Friday, Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Game 4:  May 6, Atlanta at Boston, 7:00 p.m.  TNT

Game 5 *: May 8, Boston at Atlanta, TBD

Game 6 *: May 10, Atlanta at Boston, TBD

Game 7 *:  May 12, Boston at Atlanta, TBD

* – If necessary

79 comments Add your comment

soullrenaissance

April 26th, 2012
11:34 pm

EnCongrats to The Hawks on a GREAT regular season. It’s truly remarkable, the resilience this team has shown. With the loss of Horford – The Hawks continued to win against all odds and they have shown a maturity we have never seen from this bunch. Zaza stepped it up like never before, Ivan brought fire and desire every night. Josh Smith has grown up before our eyes. Teague has arrived and will only improve the more experience he gets. We have a legit bench now! I GIVE PROPS LARRY DREW – yes I said it, for the first time in a while; make that ever, LOL. He has held this team together and kept them focused. Sure, he has made some questionable decisions and tactical error but he is going to be here unless we just do a total Orlando 2010 flop. None of us want to relive that nightmare…Let’s finally get out of the 2nd round!ter your comments here

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:36 pm

soullrenaissance

April 26th, 2012
11:38 pm

1st!!

For the 2nd time ever! What a way to end the regular season! Expecting big things this post season, with or without Horford and Pachulia!

I hate the Celts but respect their heart and desire to win. I love Rondo’s drive and the tenacity of Pierce. Rivers is of course won GREAT coach. That being said….I want the Hawks to beat the GREEN BOO BOO outta the Celtics! We got home court!!!

soullrenaissance

April 26th, 2012
11:38 pm

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:44 pm

Congratulations on a good season, Hawks! 40-26 with all the injuries and roster changes. I “tip my hat” to you, Larry Drew [LD].

cwm

April 26th, 2012
11:44 pm

G O HAWKS BEAT BOSTON

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:49 pm

Repost FTPB

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:06 pm

Jamal Crawford appears to have finished the 2011-2012 NBA regular season as the NBA’s best free throw shooter [0.927* or 92.7%] – another piece [statistic] that Jamal Crawford can add to his NBA legacy.

Jamal Crawford’s current [NBA] legacy – 1) 2009-2010 Sixth Man of the Year [SMOY] Award recipient, 2) scored 50+ points for three different [separate] NBA franchises, 3) all-time four-point [4pt.] plays leader [36; 34 in the regular season and two (2) in the postseason], 4) scored 20+ [actually 23+] points in four consecutive playoff games as a reserve [off the bench] and 5) led the NBA in free throw [shooting] percentage [FT%] for the 2011-2012 [NBA] regular season [0.927 or 92.7%]

http://www.nba.com/statistics/index.html

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 26th, 2012
11:50 pm

Marvin was a complete joke tonight. This was typical Marvin. LOL @ northcyde for supporting this clown. You lose all credibility when you claim he is a top 20 SF.

SMH
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Post Of The Day:
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Rod from College Park

“You forgot about Brandon Bass, Marcin Gortat, Louis Williams, Jason Maxiell, Channing Frye, Andray Blatche and Charlie Villanueva. No team that has any other these players would trade them straight up for Marvin Williams, even with some of these players attitude and off the court issues.
Why do you keep posting PER like that means something. PER does not take in to account how many wide open shots he misses. PER does not record how long the invisble cloaking device stays on. PER does not show how clumsy he is. Zaza in injured right now because Marvin fell into him. PER does not show how teams leave him and go double Josh and Joe with his man, and he can’t take advantage of it. PER does not show how he is 6′10, 245 with a 7 foot wingspan, and can’t post Randy Foye, PER does not show how Carmelo Anthony went right at his chest everytime Marvin guarded him, and Marvin gives him props in the paper after the game, PER does not show how he has performed below his bad season averages against all of the playoff teams in the east except for 2 teams all year, PER does not show how many times he gets his shot blocked by the bottom of the rim, or in traffic, PER does not show how many blown 3point plays he has because he is not strong enough to finish once he is fouled, PER does not show how many big free throws (which was once his strength) he has missed this year, PER does not show how any walking, breathing basketball players came come to the Hawks, and move ahead of the pecking order over Marvin (See, Jamal Crawford, Flip Murray, Ivan Johnson, Pargo, Willie Green, TMac, K Hinrich).”

Marvin got stripped while posting up MO WILLIAMS 2 nights ago. Also, it’s not just the bottom of the rim blocking Marvin. He has gotten blocked by the bottom of the backboard too. A 6″10 player who cannot make a contested layup/dunk – wow….And to people WHO CLAIM HE MISSED A DUNK AT THE BUZZER VS NYK: NO!!!!!!!!!!!! He did not get a shot off because he freaking held onto the ball for 2 seconds before driving to the hoop

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 26th, 2012
11:53 pm

With four minutes remaining, the Philips Arena crowd began the “We Want Boston” chant. Drew said he did hear it, but several of the players were well aware.
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this doesn’t make sense.

And SMH @ Joe saying hopefully we are hungrier this year. Wow what a leader.

Actually, Stackhouse is the leader. He’s the one who talks to the fans

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:54 pm

Repost FTPB

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
11:34 pm

“18-6, Will beat the BobCats tonight!. Great coaching job Woody.. Give Miami heck!” – Slimjr

Slimjr, [a win-loss record of] 18-6 is a winning percentage of 0.750 [or 75%]. Woody would have been on pace to win [approximately] 62 games in a standard [normal] 82-game [NBA] regular season. [82 games x 0.750 winning percentage = 61.5 games won]

No matter how bad the Knicks perform in the playoffs this year, Woody has earned the [New York] Knicks’ heading coaching job/position for [the] next season, in my opinion.
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P.S. Teague should be this season’s MIP.

LT

April 26th, 2012
11:55 pm

Congratulations to the Atlanta Hawks on a great season, despite what reports and myself thought. After Horford went down, they didn’t expect much from the team. Matter of fact, before the season started much was not expected from this team but they did it! 40 regular season wins in a 66 game season and without your starting all star center is something to be proud of! I am so excited about the playoff and I am loving the energy that I am getting from the players. Go out and do work Hawks!!

GO HAWKS!!!

High-sider

April 27th, 2012
12:02 am

I forgot to mention [that] Ersan Ilyasova of the Milwaukee Bucks will probably be a[n] MIP candidate this year.

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 27th, 2012
12:09 am

Marvin’s performance tonight was an embarrassment

Rufus1

April 27th, 2012
12:16 am

Wow 40 – 26….

With a bad coach, a scrub in Joe Johnson, a Pee- brain Josh Smith, a hurt AL and a Duck…How did we do it?…..Doesn’t that equal about 50 wins in a regular season?

The moment some of you realize you don’t know SH!T about winning, you might be better fans.

Next…. It is time for you to start saying we have no shot against an OOOOOOOLD, TIRED, DEPENDS WEARING Celtics team….. this isn’t 2008.

They are OOOOLDER and WORSE….. We are in our PRIME and BETTER.

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
12:19 am

Rufu1 & Chaka Kahn!

PREACH!
TABERNACLE!
PULPIT!

High-sider

April 27th, 2012
12:23 am

Repost FTPB

High-sider

April 26th, 2012
9:59 pm

40 is the new 50!

Dallas Mavericks’ announcer, Mark Followill, said “40 is the new 50 this year.” If the Hawks win tonight, this [Atlanta Hawks] team will end this lockout-shortened regular season with a win-loss record of 40-26 – that’s a winning percentage of 0.606 [or 60.6%]. In a normal 82-game NBA regular season, the Hawks would be on pace to win about [approximately] 50 games. [82 x 0.606 = 49.692]

Let’s hope the Hawks finish strong, win this game vs. the Mavericks tonight, and get home court advantage in the first* round of the playoffs. Go Hawks!

Najeh Davenpoop

April 27th, 2012
12:24 am

Props to the Hawks on a great regular season. Would have been 50 wins in a full season, mostly without one of their three best players. The real season starts Sunday, though, and if they faceplant, all the good they did over the last few months will be forgotten. That’s just the way it is.

Get well soon Zaza.

Geno

April 27th, 2012
12:36 am

If the fans can sellout and actually cheer for the hawks in the playoffs we can take it to any level…

Geno

April 27th, 2012
12:46 am

Tmac actually made the bench better…. Not with his scoring but with his belief in the other players with his passing…. I think he gave them confidence….. He doesnt want them to depend on the name (tmac)….. He wants them to depend and raise up there game…… Like jordan when he played for the wizards

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

April 27th, 2012
1:04 am

BIG IVAN FOR PRESIDENT

SHOUT OUT TO JEFF SHULTZ. YOU SAID THE HAWKS WERE DONE WHEN HORFORD WENT DOWN NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU DOWN.

“Hawks overcame injuries during season, so why not now?” – Jeff Shultz

TMACfan

April 27th, 2012
1:15 am

Everybody is gonna hop on the bandwagon now. SMH

GO HAWKS!

Rev in Tampa

April 27th, 2012
1:27 am

Congrats to the Hawks. An entertaining and successful season (thus far!) without much of the mental lapses that marred previous season. They overcame a great deal of adversity with all the injuries. The core is maturing.

Carpio7

April 27th, 2012
1:28 am

We will beat Boston. Hopefully if we get all our players back healthy by the second round there’s no telling how much better the team will be!

kevin willis

April 27th, 2012
1:35 am

Great job this year Hawks and thank you Josh for working so hard on your Jumper this offseason it trully shows on the court and the Atlanta Fan Base Trully Love you and hope you will stay after next season so we can bring the Title to Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!! Love You and thank you for your hard work off the court as well.

Slimjr

April 27th, 2012
1:52 am

“[a win-loss record of] 18-6 is a winning percentage of 0.750 [or 75%]. Woody would have been on pace to win [approximately] 62 games in a standard [normal] 82-game [NBA] regular season. [82 games x 0.750 winning percentage = 61.5 games won]

No matter how bad the Knicks perform in the playoffs this year, Woody has earned the [New York] Knicks’ heading coaching job/position for [the] next season, in my opinion.
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P.S. Teague should be this season’s MIP.”- High-sider

Agreed Sir! I did mention a few blogs ago that if Woody had coached the entire season he would have secured the #1 seed…Your calculations back up it up…

Geno

April 27th, 2012
1:57 am

I would love to here the word championship come from the mouths of hawks players…… Lets speak it HAWKS!!!!

Grandad

April 27th, 2012
1:59 am

I would like to congratulate LD for a fine job;
navigating through an inj filled season.
Not so bad for a coach who does not know how to
*handle his bench
*motivate players
-or has-
*ruined Teague
-doesn`t-
*make adjustments
etc, etc, etc.

Well yawl get the point.

LD is to be admired for hanging in there.

Seriously;
No one except his players believe in him,
yet, that`s all that matters.

Let us all take Larry`s back for the play-offs.
Then we can return to our sniping at that time.
Let`s all be Hawks fans for the time being.

Lets Go LD …Go Hawks !

Slimjr

April 27th, 2012
1:59 am

Gearon Jr, remember your team is only 12-21 against the winners..From here on out its all winners! Goodluck…I hope they can get to an ECF this year…But then reality sinks in for most… Most….

Go Hawks and Knicks…. Got my cake and icing too! Heheheh….

Grandad

April 27th, 2012
2:01 am

Then we can return to our sniping * [at] that time.

should have said

Then we can return to our sniping * [after] that time.

Slimjr

April 27th, 2012
2:05 am

It’s going to be another nail-biter[Game 1] with the Hawks pulling it at the end instead of the Celts…

ZaZa will make an entrance in one of these games like an old Knick Willis Reed did for NewYork!

Slimjr

April 27th, 2012
2:11 am

If ISO goes for 26-30pts, HAWKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slimjr

April 27th, 2012
2:24 am

mike

April 27th, 2012
2:45 am

after Josh dunks they should play “WATCH ME DO MY THANG BRUH!”
from fool up.
youtube.com/watch?v=FdlzB08z8r0

mike

April 27th, 2012
2:46 am

LETS GO HAWKSSSS!!!! Do work against the celtics!
Hate listening to Barkley and the rest of them not giving Atlanta a chance and hating on them so much.

PHillips Arena need to play some A music to get the crowd here and OUR ATL team pumped up. play music from the A!!!

like B.O.B – Beast mode youtube.com/watch?v=c4Vt3o6pxc4

Cyhi – A-Town youtube.com/watch?v=pbxLyeo_88g

make the crowd raise up and be proud to be from Atlanta!

soullrenaissance

April 27th, 2012
2:55 am

I agree mike. Atlanta’s artist has the soundtrack to the Hawks Post Season – all in house, lol. Boston, they have Aerosmith and Benzino, LOL.
Gotta play some home grown music at the arena.

northcyde

April 27th, 2012
3:42 am

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 26th, 2012
11:50 pm

Marvin was a complete joke tonight. This was typical Marvin. LOL @ northcyde for supporting this clown. You lose all credibility when you claim he is a top 20 SF.

SMH

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Facts are facts.

FACT: Marvin had a bad game tonight

FACT: In the last 26 games, Marvin has scored in double figures 19 times

FACT: The Hawks were 13 – 6 in those 19 games in which he scored double figures . . 2 – 5 when he didn’t reach double figures

Fact: Marvin is going to finish 17th in efficiency amongst SFs

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As for the Hawks, congrats to them on a good season. Definitely can’t call it great. Matter of fact, it eerily reminded me of the season the Cincinnati Bengals had last year. They made the playoffs, but pretty much lost to every playoff team they played during the regular season, and feasted on non-playoff teams.

They crashed and burned in the playoffs.

Hopefully that won’t be the fate of the Hawks.

hawks D

April 27th, 2012
4:05 am

well done hawks!! finished the season off strong and determined.

This is exactly how it must continue into Sunday and the rest of the postseason. I feel the team has matured and despite the missing links -pachulia & horford- the hawks must believe in themselves and not get too comfortable. The playoffs are a fight from start to finish…

LETS GO HAWKS!!!

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
5:23 am

The Rudder!

The Hawks were like a ship in the night, weathering the storms. Mr. Drew was the rudder who guided and, steered his team from the back. Mr. Smith was at the helm, pushing all the right buttons.and, spinning the wheel valiantly. All the while, MVT was planted at the bow, with his binoculars pressed firmly against his forehead.

Mr. Joe Johnson awakened from a terrible nightmare, as he sat up in bed and screamed, “Man Overboard!” as Al Horford was tossed over the side. The storm gathered steam as other were tossed around the deck with injuries. Zaza, The Skipper bellowed, “Have no fear mates! Zaza is here!” He rebounded from his falls and defended his ship and, all it’s mates – whole heartedly.

TMac gathered the seals, assisted them and yelled, “All Hands on Deck!” And, so they were – scrambling to the decks and doing all the things necessary to fill in and right the ship through all the turbulence they encountered.

Sund, The Recruiter , passed out medals of honor as The ASKG lowered the anchors and screamed in disbelief, “Land! Land! Land is in Sight!” The ship mates families and fans were at home on their couches – praying and hoping, all the while that Gilligan’s Island was not the destination nor, refuge and, SO IT WAS, the mates did arrive and were HOME at last!

Carlos Monteban and his little troll who decried, “The Plane! The Plane! in delirium (as he was off his meds – for it was clearly a ship) extolled, “Welcome to Fantasy Island!”

Najeh, The Grand Master JeJe and NortyCyde made their fantasy picks as the mates exited the ship, not knowing the whole damned time – It was all but a dream.
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The Play Offs are Here!

Pop your popcorn and gather your favorite beverages – (yeah baby!) Game On!

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
5:34 am

The Magic Number!

The magic number is: 13. The team that amasses 13 wins first – WINS! in Denny Green’s voice, “Crown their azzes!”

Who will it be?

OKC
Lakers
Spurs
Miami
Bulls
Hawks

Marcus

April 27th, 2012
6:11 am

Good season all around, considering the calamities. I wanna say that the broadcast team for last Sun. NYK game said we have lost the most “man-games” of any team this year, no doubt the bulk of it associated w/Boss torn pec. muscle. L, we could have been a case study for dr. mary b’s Anatomy & Physiology class :)

I wasn’t sure if LD was facing his swan song season in ATL, but given this is year 2, and getting a 5 seed with a largely veteran (some say cast off) over-30 bench says something. Ivan, T-Mac, Willie, Pargo, Vlad (early-season 3-pt. assault) and even the rare Stack appearance all gave lifts during the season.

We have shown a grit this year that we lacked in the past. I dont’ recall as many blowout losses nor as many WTH bad losses to bad teams. We did have some slack days and low energy days, made some games closer than needed, but I slap the ‘*’ of the compressed schedule on that.

Only lament is that we had pulled out a few more of those close losses. By my count, we had 9 “winnable” games (5 pts or less) that ended up as L’s due to missed FTs to ice (allowing a comeback), missed shot/layup to win, or 1-2 off. plays/def. stop short to pull it out. We might have been sitting pretty at the 3-seed vs. a demoralized ORL

That said, to be the man, you gotta beat the man …. and right now, BOS is clearly the sentimental favorite as the darkhorse team for the ECF. We punk’d ORL last year to exorcise the demons of the 2010 playoff blowouts by 30 pts., let’s put the wood to Celtic backside and send KG off into retirement cussin’ more than he already does on the court

EmirS.

April 27th, 2012
6:15 am

Congratulations to the Hawks and to Coach Drew. Ain’t over yet though baby!

Side conversation,

But does anyone think its fair to label the Bobcats the worst team ever? I mean with the lockout that’s given an unfair disadvantage to them. Can we really say they’re worse then the ‘72-’73 Sixers who finished 9-73 in a FULL SEASON? In 16 more games the Bobcats could have went 3 – 13 and easily avoided that tag. I just think it’s really unfair of how they’re being put down like that.

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
6:17 am

Marcus!

Top of the morning to you! Wassup sugar pie? Where have you been? I sure have missed you, hugs and big wet kisses. Great comments from you re: the team – spot on.

KG cussin’? Naaw … LOL!

EmirS.

April 27th, 2012
6:17 am

Upset Specials:

Grizz over Clips

Magic over Pacers

and the one that I will have my eyes glued on: Mav’s over Thunder

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
6:22 am

Limbo Stars!

” I just think it’s really unfair of how they’re being put down like that.” -EmirS-
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They did that! EmirS, no matter how you slice it, their win percentage is (.106). So forget the number of games and, look at the rate of percentages.

To their credit, however, they did win the “Limbo Rock Contest”. How low can you go, without touching the bamboo pole?

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
6:35 am

“Upset Specials:

Grizz over Clips

Magic over Pacers

and the one that I will have my eyes glued on: Mav’s over Thunder”
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EmirS, Good Morning baby. Ugggh … I can check off only one of your upsets:

Grizzlies over Clippers – check.

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
7:00 am

DawgyNole

“After years of LEFT ankle pain caused by running, I finally agreed (in February 2009) to my orthopaedic surgeon’s recommendation that I have the bone spurs (atop the navicular joint) surgically removed. A few months later, as I was beginning to get back to normal, I fractured the same navicular bone and ultimately (in April 2010) had it surgically repaired with the insertion of two screws. After 5 months, I was able to walk briskly for exercise again. Ten months later (July 2011), it was the RIGHT ankle that failed. Had osteophytes (”the size of butterbeans,” according to doc) removed from atop the navicular joint 5 weeks ago (March 23). ”
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Bone spurs are merely a symptom of a greater, underlying condition. My question to the doctor would be – Why am I accumulating bone spurs on the top of my navicular bones? The navicular bones in the wrist are called schaphoid bones and, perform the same function. (FYI)

The reason I ask this specific question is, I don’t treat symptoms but, root causes. Symptoms are the last to appear and the first to leave. If you only treat the symptoms without addressing the causes – the symptoms will ALWAYS reappear.

In your case, improper running techniques are concomitant to the spurs and, mis-alignments in the kinetic chain (hip joints and all associated joints between the hip and foot) are causitive, to the spurs.

Solution – DON’T DO THAT. Just stop running and, the spurs would have re-absorbed themselves over time and, without surgery. Now that the spurs have been surgically removed, move on from there and, stop running as you had been.

I do still, recommend the pool running, bare feet as a perfect alternative to continue your passion and further heal all your lower extremity joints, ligaments and muscles. I promise you, you will love it. No need to swim, just run baby run.

High-sider

April 27th, 2012
7:03 am

“The Magic Number!

The magic number is: 13. The team that amasses 13 wins first – WINS! in Denny Green’s voice, “Crown their azzes!”…” – drmaryb.(*_*).

I thought the first [playoff] team to win 16 [playoff] games is the [NBA] champion. [4 rounds times 4 wins per round = 16 wins or 4 rnds x 4 wins/rnd = 16 wins]

The NBA playoff rounds for both conferences [one conference] are as follows:

A. First Round [Conference Quarterfinals]; best 4 [wins] out of 7 [games played]

B. Eastern/Western Conference Quarterfinals [Conference Semifinals]; best 4 [wins] out of 7 [games played]

C. Eastern/Western Conference Semifinals [Conference Finals]; best 4 [wins] out of 7 [games played]

D. NBA Finals; best 4 [wins] out of 7 [games played]

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 27th, 2012
7:20 am

I’d like to hear a Hawks player say what Kobe said: that he feels we will win a ring this year.

But we won’t because this team doesn’t set its goal on winning a ring

drmaryb.(*_*).

April 27th, 2012
7:20 am

DawgyNole

Also, I surmise that your left leg has a LEFT leg length discrepancy in relation to the RIGHT leg, in other words, you have a short left leg of probably at least an inch. That in short, (no pun intended) causes the left foot to pound the pavement with a greater psi than the right foot. Er Go a fracture to the navicular bone.

You need a weight bearing XRay to measure the pelvic floor leveling and to calculate the pelvis muscle imbalances and symmetry from left to right. I guarantee you will find “pelvic un-leveling” there.

Watkins Protocals is a physical therapy regiment that is simple to do and will stabilize the pelvis muscles, focusing on the Ilio-Psoas muscles which is the “core strength stabilizing” muscle itself. That along with specific chiropractic adjustments to the lumbo-sacral bones will totally correct these issues.

Grandmaster JeJe (GM)

April 27th, 2012
7:22 am

Need Teague attacking the basket every single time. ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!