Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Magic 121 Hawks 105

Boxscore

Gameflow

Neither team took the game seriously but, frankly, from Atlanta's perspective it can't be encouraging that Bibby, Joe Johnson, Smith, and Horford were each -21 or -22 in their limited minutes. Orlando's regular rotation hammered Atlanta's regular rotation. Nothing to lose sleep over but nothing to encourage one to put any money down on the Celtics in five, either.

If you want to read an AP story about Mike Woodson's year-old promise to shave his head if the Hawks made the playoffs, help yourself. But don't read this quote from Woodson on a full stomach:
"I had to go off on some guys. After that, we never looked back."
Ballhype: hype it up!

1 comment:

Ron said...

On the plus side, Acie Law looked almost like a useful player which gives hope that if he is allowed to play more than 4 minutes a game next year he could develop into a solid point guard who can take over once Bibby leaves.