Hawks handle Kings … again


The Hawks ended a four-game road swing out West with a 112-96 win over the Kings – Atlanta’s ninth consecutive win against the Kings.

From the AP report:

Kyle Korver scored 22 points, reserve Lou Williams had 21 and the Hawks beat Sacramento 112-96 on Friday night for their ninth consecutive win against the Kings.

Atlanta shot 55 percent, including an 8-for-15 performance from beyond the arc, while recording a season-high point total. The Hawks outrebounded the Kings 42-37 and had 24 assists.

“We can be a real up-and-down team, we know that,” Atlanta coach Larry Drew said. “We preach moving the basketball. We emphasize sharing the basketball and we did a really good job of that. Guys were finding each other all over the place and when we play like that we’re a fun team to watch.”

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Vino

November 17th, 2012
4:18 am

Great game hawks

ag

November 17th, 2012
6:03 am

Okay, not much of an article, but okay. Good win, but I can tell you Mr. Teague is not in the Hawks plans for next season. The Hawks starting guard is going to be Lou Williams.

ag

November 17th, 2012
6:26 am

Melvin

November 16th, 2012
10:22 pm
Teague is balling in this 1st qtr….I guess that means LD will bench him in the 4th qtr…

Melvin, what are the lottery nimbers? The only person that stopped JT0 today was LD. That was pathetic. When our beat writer comes back he need to ask that question.

"E" from Riverdale

November 17th, 2012
7:38 am

The Hawks needed a win and they got one, congratulations.

Buddy Grizzard

November 17th, 2012
8:59 am

Screw the game here’s more on Pargo!

http://repatl.blogspot.com/2012/11/truth-about-it-wizards-early-season.html

I couldn’t help myself.

dap01

November 17th, 2012
9:15 am

Great coverage of a home team. Great article at 4:00 in the morning.

Baby

November 17th, 2012
9:34 am

ag,

can you elaborate on why teague is gone and lou is taking his spot?

ag

November 17th, 2012
9:47 am

The Good
Good ball movement looked real crisp and Kyle Korver is starting to make a believer out of Hawk fans. He only missed 2 shots, (one very easy layup), went 5-5 on 3 pt shots, and even had a two hand dunk! Horford was more assertive as he had more shots than Smith and finished with 20-10. In only 19 minutes, Teague took 10 shots – missing only 3 and finished with 15 points. Josh took a lot of shots in the paint, and some just rolled out, but overall had a real good game. Lou looked very assertive and his shot was butter. The best of the best, ANTHONY TOLLIVER WAS A DNP!!!

The Bad
The defense was very suspect as the Kings outscored the Hawks 34-24 in the second quarter. The Kings just out hustled the Hawks and Aaron Brooks went on a 3 pt barrage. John Salmons looked like he did with the Bucks as he hurt the Hawks inside and outside. Devin Harris in 13 minutes missed both shots, had a turnover, and it looked like streetball at the highest degree.

The Ugly
Jeff Teague scored 13 of the Hawks first 25 points. Kyle Korver added 6. The first two subs, you guessed it Lou and Harris for Teague and Korver. Teague does not return until 5:43 left in the second and his last bucket of the night comes as a buzzer beater to end the half. Although leading the team in scoring at halftime, Teague plays the first 4:25 of the third quarter and does not see the court again. The treatment of Jeff Teague is regrettably the worst travesty of all players.

Astro Joe

November 17th, 2012
9:51 am

It is always fun to go back and read game time posts after a win. One would have thought the Hawks were down by 20 all game long and then figured out how to overcome that deficit with around 30 seconds left in the game.

W.R. Terrell

November 17th, 2012
9:59 am

The HAWKS won last night and that was a good thing. The “Smoove”, was 9-17 and that is a bad thing, he shot over 50% and will be launching from the moon now. Yes, he had a decent game, one that most fans would like to see on a regular basis minus the outside shots. Al was a lil beasty and I hope that continues.
JT is playing with more confidence and seemingly beginning to take control.
Kyle Korver is happy and this could poissibly be the best basketball hes played in his career, the upside looks good for him with the confidence expanding every game. IVAN is going to be a factor in the HAWKS future and Lou is here to stay. Orlando is coming up and if the HAWKS can tighten up on the defense and the “Smoove”can control that dumb stuff then the HAWKS will really be a fun group to watch.

Astro Joe

November 17th, 2012
10:00 am

Teague scored very well and I thought he should have gotten some run in the 4th quarter. But, 5 TOs in less than 20 minutes from your PG is more than a little alarming. Yes, Josh also had 5 TOs, but in twice as many minutes. And LD likely has little confidence that Josh can be taught anything at this point in his NBA career, while there may still be a chance to teach Teague how to get closer to his full potential.

Lou played most of the 2nd half at PG and didn’t commit a single TO.

Only thing an NBA head coach has to use as leverage is playing time. How else would you address a TO every 4 minutes from your PG?

2 FOR JOHN DREW

November 17th, 2012
10:15 am

This Teague thing is frustrating, LD says we need Teague to be aggressive, and when he is plus his shots are going in, he’s yanked. Has there ever been a mutiny in pro basketball ? ….. now would be a good time ….. oh I’m sorry we won didn’t we …… just frustrated w/ LD

lewis

November 17th, 2012
10:17 am

Most of the TO’s came on Teague making the right pass and players fumbling the balls.

Not a fan of LD is ruining this kid mentally. Teague does so much more good than bad for this team.

No reason he should be averaging 27.5 MPG. It’s not enough. Devin Harris and Deshawn Stevenson should not see the floor.

14/6/3/1.5

52% FG, 42% from 3, 93% from the line

Rusty

November 17th, 2012
10:32 am

Somebody needs to explain to explain why the poor treatment of HT continues to go on. The turnover have nothing to do with benching him. He hasn’t. Had many TO this season. I can see why the way he is treated can certainly affect his game. It seems that LD doesn’t want him to a scoring pg. iIt seems thatLd doesn’t want him on this team & he only plays him because he has to. I am finding it hard to stay a hawk fan even tho I have been one since th seventies.

Rusty

November 17th, 2012
10:46 am

Buddy I read your article on Pargo.it just seems that LD would still take Pargo over JT as his PG if it was up to him. This man does not deserve to be an NBA coach.

ag

November 17th, 2012
10:47 am

AJ – the TO stat is almost as stupid as interceptions. Sometimes receivers fumble perfectly good passes, but the QB is at fault. I am sure at least 3 TO’s were from other people (at least 2 from ZaZa). That was the second straight 4th quarter our starting PG did not play.

ag

November 17th, 2012
10:55 am

Teague needs to learn not to pass the ball to ZaZa!

drmaryb.(""_*).

November 17th, 2012
11:00 am

Updated: 11:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 | Posted: 4:29 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Ex-basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw released from jail

By Joel Provano

Former basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw was released from jail Friday night after being arrested for a dispute with a woman that allegedly turned violent, Channel 2 Action News reported.

In a 911 call about the incident released by Atlanta police Friday, the unidentified caller said Holdsclaw tried to destroy her friend’s Range Rover. “She’s been threatening me and my best friend, and I don’t know why,” the caller told the dispatcher. Fulton County Magistrate Judge Roy Roberts set Holdsclaw’s bond at $100,000 at a first appearance hearing Friday morning at the Fulton County jail. Roberts ordered Holdsclaw to wear an ankle monitor as a condition of bail.

Holdsclaw, 35, of Smyrna, surrendered to police Thursday and was booked into the Fulton County jail shortly before 9 p.m., according to jail records. She was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal damage to property and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Jennifer Lacy, 29, who described herself as Holdsclaw’s former girlfriend, told police she was working out at a church on Ponce de Leon Avenue on Tuesday when Holdsclaw approached her and said she wanted to put some items in Lacy’s car.

According to an incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News, as Lacy drove from the church she smelled gasoline inside her vehicle and noticed that Holdsclaw was following her.
Lacy said she drove to a friend’s house on Hemphill Avenue, at which time Holdsclaw got out of her car with a baseball bat and began smashing the windows in Lacy’s Range Rover, the report said.

After breaking the driver’s side window, a rear passenger’s window and the rear window, Holdsclaw produced a handgun, fired inside the SUV and fled the scene, the report said.
Police said they later recovered a 9mm shell casing at the scene. Lacy was not injured, police said.

Holdsclaw played 12 seasons in the WNBA, including one year with the Atlanta Dream, in 2009. Lacy plays for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA and played for the Dream in 2008 and 2009.
Holdsclaw was the No. 1 selection in the 1999 draft after a four-year career at Tennessee, where she led the Lady Vols to three consecutive national championships. She last played for the San Antonio Silver Stars, in 2010.

In her autobiography, “Breaking Through: Beating The Odds Shot After Shot,” Holdsclaw describes her childhood in the housing projects of Queens, N.Y., and her battle with depression early in her professional career.

She currently serves as a spokeswoman for Active Minds, an organization “dedicated to empowering students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and increase help seeking,” according to the group’s website.

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- drmaryb – The Entertainment Reporter

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That fool going to jail! SMH … She may have walked, up until the point in time when she pulled “that GAT” and, fired inside the vehicle. The weapons charge alone is – what? (15 years mandatory sentencing?). add that, to the two counts of aggravated assault and criminal damage to property. THINK CHAMIQUE! You just threw your whole life away, in what? 15 minutes?

Hey Chamique! call your boy, Javaris Crittendon and, see if yawl can negotiate a Co-Ed Prison Facility. Perhaps, yawl can wager cigarettes for toilet paper in some pick-up games?

(side note: You know you got a ghetto name, when you can’t find it on a spell-check – LOL!)

Rusty

November 17th, 2012
11:03 am

LD in his post interview did not say a word about JT. We on the blog need to take a vote on whether we want LD to stay on as coach. My vote is no.

drmaryb.(""_*).

November 17th, 2012
11:11 am

MVT!!!

Hey LD!

Play JT0 Mother-Sucker!

Develop your PG of The Future – You Idiot!

I MUS WRITE

November 17th, 2012
11:12 am

Teague was ball’n last night, They couldnt stop the guy……..It seems like LD will find any reason to sit Teague, What ever happened to feed the hot hand. Of the 5 turnovers I saw two that were his fault -Zaza fumbled away two nice passes in the lane -Stone Hands

More of… Morrow/Ivan Less of ….Stevenson/Harris

Harris seems to have lost his Mojo

@Lewis -I tend to agree,LD picked up where Woody left off a far as ruining confidence.

I MUS WRITE

November 17th, 2012
11:17 am

Korver is lights out man, I thought he would be just another role player off the bench but he’s giving us nearly the same production as JJ from last yr but he does it taking less shots which promotes better ball movement. Look at how JJ’s numbers are falling i Brooklyn………Avery Johnson dont play that – U wont dribble the shot clock out in NJ ….WE need a got D__ coach woody and LD basicly let Jj do what he wanted ala josh….no real structure etc……

Positive Thinker

November 17th, 2012
11:18 am

Very impressive game for Korver! Almost loved the dunk more than the 5 3’s!

I MUS WRITE

November 17th, 2012
11:25 am

DrMaryb- You know that entire incident was because her ex lover was seeing sumone else SMH. These lesbians are a mess-just let the woman go there are plenty of others in this city.Now she going to jail for being stupid.Why discharge your weapon in public, She would hv been better off setting the car on fire or something now she may be fcing attempted murder- In the words of Fred G Sanford ” You Big Dummy”

I forgot about Critt- How much time did he get

I MUS WRITE

November 17th, 2012
11:28 am

Rusty no need to vote man LD is horrible and dare i say worse than Woody was at any point as our HC. Hopefully Ferry is seeing what we see and LD and his cheap suits are gone next yr….Im more intrested in what FA’s we go after -I think we can scratch CP3 and Dwight Howard off the list……

lewis

November 17th, 2012
11:37 am

promote Duane Ferrell to hc

Rusty

November 17th, 2012
11:42 am

I just think that this currant team can be very good this year but under LD they wiill not be as good as they could be.

MattP

November 17th, 2012
11:45 am

Every time Drew benches Teague, Teague always changes his game.It’s like Drew benches him and makes him change his game because Teague is almost always first to be benched.

drmaryb.(""_*).

November 17th, 2012
11:46 am

Rusty

November 17th, 2012
11:48 am

This problem will not go away it needs to be resolved as it hurts the team.

drmaryb.(""_*).

November 17th, 2012
11:48 am

I MUS WRITE

Dang! i posted you up in the paint just now and The Bloginator – He Got Me!
I’ll catch you in a minute.

Melvin

November 17th, 2012
11:57 am

Astro,

I can’t help but noticed you are the only one willing to justify LD decision not to play Teague extended mins. It kind of makes me wonder if you watched the game last night old friend. Boxscores does not tell the entire story…

tidog

November 17th, 2012
11:58 am

The debate concerning Jeff Teague’s playing time should be a non issue at this point in his career. Drew has shown he is incapable of correctly managing the playing time of the Hawks. He also has hasn’t defined the roles of non starters adequately. I do believe if he doesn’t figure it out soon he’ll be out at the end of the season or sooner. Drew is in an audition season for Ferry and it’s not looking too good at this time.

Ray

November 17th, 2012
12:01 pm

Didn’t see this game last night, but LD has always beena Thorn in Teague’s side possibly a lot of other people.

When you think about it probably the same reason T-mac didn’t get along with the guy, and also it takes LD too long to realize that hey I got 9-5 Ivan Johnson on my bench for some damn toughness man C’MON MAN.

Still we 4-4 on the season again my prediction for the season no less than 40 no more than 46-48.

Looking at 6th or 5th seed.

Is this bad heck naw I’m a bigger fan now that two contracts are out of the way, but I do realize unless I see this team truly dominate or be consistent good then I’ll probably change my prediction.

Plus not only that the future is bright.

BIG DOG

November 17th, 2012
12:07 pm

Teague is the next star on this team and coach LD bench him in the second half, I BE DAM

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

BIG DOG

November 17th, 2012
12:11 pm

Do Woody and LD have something against Teague ? SMH

Woody and LD are brothers, JUST DAM

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

I MUS WRITE

November 17th, 2012
12:13 pm

Jennifer Lacy is HOTT………Not worth jail time but hott all the same.

lewis

November 17th, 2012
12:16 pm

conspiracy theory – maybe ‘they’ don’t want to inflate Teague’s numbers in an effort to not have to pay him much when the time comes. Jrue Holiday and Ty Lawson, Jeremy Lin just got paid for being b+ pg’s

Astro Joe

November 17th, 2012
12:18 pm

Melvin, I saw the first half and about the last 18 minutes of the second half. Which is why I said that he played well in the first half. Again, I ask, how should a head coach address a TO every 4 minutes from his PG?

ag, I understand that completely. Still, Lou managed to commmit not a single TO during his stint as PG in the 2nd half.

Melvin, back to you, I find it fairly easy to defend any head coach after a victory. That is the objective, win the game that you are playing. When I flipped back to the game in the 3rd quarter, I didn’t understand why Teague wasn’t playing. I figured I had missed a twisted ankle or something. When I saw the stats this morning, I figured the excessive TOs had something to do with it.

Y’all always talk about player development but when it comes in the form of a player being told to sit, then folk have an issue. Isn’t that accountability?

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

November 17th, 2012
12:25 pm

LD was the same coach that started Bibby and Hinrich over Teague. Teague became the starter after Hinrich got hurt.

FIRE LD

BIG DOG

November 17th, 2012
12:29 pm

Laker are tryin get Josh and Kyle Korver for Gasol, SMH

No GM in the world make that dum trade for 32year old soft Gasol, JUST DAM

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

Astro Joe

November 17th, 2012
12:30 pm

I guess player development is giving a player 32-36 minutes/game and handing him a greeting card at the end of the game with some friendly pointers for how to improve in the next game when the player gets 32-36 minutes of playing time. Because we all know, players don’t get coaching outside of the actual basketball game.

BIG DOG

November 17th, 2012
12:31 pm

Give Teague the keys and let him run the show.

BIG DOG IN THE HOUSE

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

November 17th, 2012
12:33 pm

LD never wanted Teague to start.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

November 17th, 2012
12:36 pm

Jsmoove keeps jacking up long jumpers but LD never benches him.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

November 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

Horford doesn’t know how to box out but LD never benches him.

Astro Joe

November 17th, 2012
12:45 pm

Clyde, that’s the thing. Just because you were a bad parent with the oldest son it doesn’t mean you keep making the same mistake with the youngest son. Especially if there is a chance the youngest son still has some capacity tp learn.

ATLien

November 17th, 2012
12:46 pm

Yea, it’s clear that Woody Jr. doesn’t want to play Teague. He feels forced to start him, because he probably is being forced to start him, but looks for every possible excuse to bench him. Which leads JT to always be playing looking over his shoulder.

Beyond JT, Woody Jr made one substitution in the 4th quarter outside of the final minutes where the game was in hand where he finally lets Jenkins play a little. That’s pathetic. Yes, the Hawks won, over a terrible team. Winning this game does not excuse Woody Jr from his pathetic rotations and evidently personally motivated benchings of players that he doesn’t like.

ATLien

November 17th, 2012
12:49 pm

And TO’s or not, you don’t bench anyone who is shooting 70 percent.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

November 17th, 2012
12:54 pm

Astro instead of LD benching Bibby and starting Teague we traded Bibby, JC2, and a first round pick for Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong.