Atlanta Hawks game thread: Waiting on starting lineup (updated)

Vivlamore reporting.

Larry Drew was still undecided about his starting lineup against the Wizards an hour before tip off. The coach was still deciding whether to go with a smaller lineup or make an adjustment based on some of the success the Wizards had in their meeting two weeks ago.

Despite their height disadvantage, particularly in the backcourt, most games this season Drew has gone with a smaller lineup. It something he came to terms with during the offseason when the roster went through an overhaul.

Stay tuned for his decision. UPDATE: Starters are Teague, Harris, Stevenson, Smith and Horford.

The Wizards have won two of their last three games – their only victories of the season. According to coach Randy Wittman, his team is looking to build on those efforts, including their win over the Heat this week.

“That’s the main thing that we take from these last couple of games that we continue to build on them,” Wittman said. “We don’t take steps backward and it stops and the ball stops moving and we starting holding. We showed them the Miami game. We watched it and the things that we did. That’s what we have to continue to build on. We can’t let what we did in the Miami game go to waste.”

There is no local television broadcast tonight. Radio only in Atlanta.

180 comments Add your comment

ed

December 7th, 2012
7:10 pm

danny ferry you need to do better with the tv broadcasting…..mr.president

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:15 pm

Sucks this game is not on TV!

alex

December 7th, 2012
7:17 pm

Gotta show reruns of college football…what a joke

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

December 7th, 2012
7:22 pm

Hawks are hot and there is no television. Our media department is horrible.

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

December 7th, 2012
7:24 pm

Falcons and Braves make sure their teams are on television.

MsDee

December 7th, 2012
7:24 pm

CV,

Do Ferry have anything to do with these game blackouts? We havent been getting them since he has joined the Hawks?

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:25 pm

@ All the Hawks fans complaining about no TV,

There’s still tickets left for the game, go if you wanna watch!!

Hawks Blog Legend Worldwide Clyde

December 7th, 2012
7:27 pm

Over the past 3 years the Hawks have had the most postseason success but have the worst media coverage.

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:27 pm

What station on radio, Chris?

james

December 7th, 2012
7:28 pm

It’s on channel 763 csn If you have Comcast.

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:28 pm

Runner, if you buy me a ticket, I will surely go.

Dimple

December 7th, 2012
7:28 pm

This is total BS. Since when are the games not on local tv?

ntrigue

December 7th, 2012
7:29 pm

If you have Comcast its on channel 763

james

December 7th, 2012
7:31 pm

Nevermind about CSN, blackout

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:31 pm

763= this program is not available in your area! !@#$%^&*()((**&&^^%^%

Dimple

December 7th, 2012
7:32 pm

Wow. Not on channel 763. It says this program is not available in your area. They only showed some pregame stuff from the dc crew.

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:33 pm

lol wow how you show the pre game show then black out the game

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:33 pm

@Blast,

Buy your own, you can get some decent tickets for only 20 bucks!! Too many fair-weather fans in the ATL, one of the most exiting Hawks teams we’ve seen in years and we’re near last in attendance!! Go the the game, its Friday!!

james

December 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Sad to think that Sportssouth thinks they can get higher ratings from classic cf than from. live Hawks broadcast

Rev in Tampa

December 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Hey everybody, join me on “first row sports (dot) eu”. But it helps to have a good pop-up blocker. It is frustrating as it can be if the feed is not particularly fast, but at least its Hawks basketball.

This is how I experience most of my Hawks basketball watching.

Dimple

December 7th, 2012
7:35 pm

Hey Hawks, you will never get people interested in your team if you aren’t even on the tv. I suggest you talk with Arthur Blank about how to gain fans. Total BS!

Dimple

December 7th, 2012
7:37 pm

@ J.J.M. Exactly. Got me all excited for nothing.

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:37 pm

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:39 pm

Runner,

Ha, ha! I don’t do 20 dollar tickets. Not too keen on getting stuck in the rafters.

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:40 pm

Rev, the link I found has a better picture than 1strow.

I have used this site before

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:41 pm

Solid link.Superior to 1st Row..

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:41 pm

It’s on AM 680.

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:41 pm

Not too good a start for Smoove…

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:43 pm

@Blast,

You can easily find 20 dollar tickets on stubhub that are right behind the hoop, especially for a game like tonight

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:43 pm

Slimjr,

Nice link, blurry, but better than nothing.

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:44 pm

Jeff can’t settle for 3s there…

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:44 pm

AL misses two free throws

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:44 pm

atdhe has that stupid ad blocking

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:47 pm

hope josh still not drunk

keith

December 7th, 2012
7:48 pm

Anyone know who the starters are yet???

Dimple

December 7th, 2012
7:49 pm

How do I get rid of the ad that is smack in the middle of the video?

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

devin harris better than teague?

Runner-

December 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

Nice job teague to drive it in

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
7:50 pm

Josh 4-5. Most on Jumpers? Nice

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

I have no ads blocking on first row

Rev in Tampa

December 7th, 2012
7:51 pm

Slim,

Congratulations on your Knickerbockers demolishing the Heat. Anybody who embarrasses the Heat has my support – except for the Celtics and Lakers. I don’t particularly hate the Lakers but I want them to self-destruct so badly that Dwight and his massive ego are willing to leave next year and come home.

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:52 pm

Runner,

I was just messing with you, man. But you are right. Hawks need more fan support at the games.

J.J.M.

December 7th, 2012
7:54 pm

teague driving tonight

Hawks_4_Life

December 7th, 2012
7:55 pm

HAWKS ALL DAY!!!

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:56 pm

Hawks up 23-15 in the 1st qrt. Teague not getting any love from the refs.

Blast

December 7th, 2012
7:58 pm

Django Unchained. Looks like a good movie. Remember reading Django books when I was younger.

DawgNole

December 7th, 2012
8:00 pm

CV: “There is no local television broadcast tonight.”

It would be nice to know WHY there’s no local TV.

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
8:00 pm

Rev,

I could not believe what I watching last night? No Melo, no Amare and the Knicks dismantled Miami on their home floor? It was the worst Home loss for the big 3 at home..And now its two crushing defeats in a row for Miami against the Knicks! Wow.

That just goes to show you how good their guards and wing players are..

Raymond is playing like Chris Paul..Just so much confidence and his jumper is on fire! Kid looks 6 years younger!

Rev in Tampa

December 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

Hawks get out to leads on these scrub teams but have a tendency to let them get back in it. Hawks got out to 7+ point leads several times the last time they played Wiz.

Slimjr

December 7th, 2012
8:01 pm

Hey Blast, I’m going to check out that movie too..