Friday, January 30, 2009

January 30th Open Thread: New Jersey (20-26) @ Atlanta (26-19)

TIP-OFF: 7:30pm

TELEVISION: SportSouth, NBATV

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Nets

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Al Horford is out.

NEW JERSEY INJURY REPORT: Yi Jianlian is out.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -7, 197.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Nets Blast

PREVIOUSLY, THE NEW JERSEY NETS...The Nets have lost eight of their last ten games but are going for the season sweep against the Hawks tonight.

Consider this an open thread for all the pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.

7 comments:

Drew Ditzel said...

-7?

That seems bold.

Bret LaGree said...

You say that like I'm the oddsmaker.

And, yes, I'm only responding because of the result.

Warren said...

When Joe and Bibby play like that, we're a very difficult team to beat. I'm relieved that we don't have to see Harris again for another year...

little_bronn said...

Did Atlanta secretly pick up Cuttino Mobley for the past 2-3 weeks, and ask him to wear the number 22 and a headband?

Christopher said...

what's with Smoove getting only 26 minutes? I didn't see the game.

Warren said...

@Christopher:

I watched the game and am still not sure. I don't think he was injured: the coaches just decided to keep him on the bench for most of the second half. I remember the announcers mentioning it, but I don't think they did anything other than that.

Anyone else hear what was going on?

little_bronn said...

Regarding Josh Smith, he got his fourth foul in pretty early in the third and went to the bench. The line-up that played without him had plenty of success, and Woodson did what I've wanted him to do for 3 years-he stuck with what was working.

It's not that Smoove had a bad night, just Flip, Bibby, JJ, and Marvin were all doing really well and Zaza picked up the defense in the second half. Hawks outscored the Nets 50-35 in the second half, so they didn't need Josh.