Friday, February 06, 2009

February 6th Open Thread: Atlanta (28-20) @ Charlotte (19-29)

TIP-OFF: 7pm

TELEVISION: Fox Sports South HD

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Bobcats

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Joe Johnson is out.

CHARLOTTE INJURY REPORT: Gerald Wallace and Juwan Howard are out. DJ Augustin expects to return to action tonight.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Charlotte -2, 179.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Queen City Hoops

PREVIOUSLY, THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS...lost three straight road games following their win over the Lakers in Los Angeles, a win which came at further cost to Gerald Wallace's health. Wallace is missed.

The Hawks beat Charlotte 88-83
on November 21st and 83-79 on December 15th. Both games were played in Atlanta.

CANNOT LIVE ON BASKETBALL ALONE: The FriendSHIP Project's Opening Reception is from 6-9pm tonight at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, MOCA GA Expansion Gallery, TULA Art Center (75 Bennett St).

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

2 comments:

Jack Bender said...

Bret,

Hi, I read your blog all the time. We met at the Hawks blogger night. Any chance you can put a link to my blog up under your hawks blogs? Check it out when you have a minute - www.runningwithzaza.blogspot.com - thanks.

Bronn said...

Was I the only person who slapped my forehead and shouted "NO NO NO!" when Mo Evans picked up his fourth foul during a hot-shooting third quarter, and 'Nique said "Ahh, got to get him out. That's unfortunate."

Yes, yes, it's unfortunate, because 1) He was pulled, 2) he didn't have to be, 3) he ended the game with four fouls, and 4) when he returned, he didn't score any more points.

There was a fast break opportunity shortly after where the ball was kicked to Murray wide open in the corner, and the three fell short. I couldn't help but think that Evans would definitely have made that, with his hot shooting. Flip did at least make up for it with a couple of nice shots later in the quarter, but it still doesn't justify needless substitutions.