Monday, March 23, 2009

Al Horford's Beacon of Light

Mr. Horford:
"You have to wrap your head around the fact that this [was] just one game and that just like our seven straight wins didn’t help us against Cleveland, one loss doesn’t mean the end of the world either. We played great basketball up to this point and we’ll do it again. We just have focus on Minnesota and get back home and get back to doing the thing that made us successful [during that homestand]."
Josh Smith's beacon of what it's like inside Josh Smith's head:
"We got knocked off track a little bit by a great team. In the past, we were the kind of team that would let one little setback get us in a funk. We’re not that team anymore. We’ve moved on from there. Plus, we’re like Cleveland in terms of how we play on our home floor. We don’t think anybody can beat us [there] when we’re on our game."
Who among us can't smile a bit at the thought that the lesson learned on Saturday afternoon was about how similar the Hawks and Cavs are?

3 comments:

Bronn said...

Either your copy&paste skills have slipped, or Al Horford has a new mantra.

Bret LaGree said...

It's the former and it's now corrected though likely less amusing.

Zoe said...

Even though the Hawks have improved a notch from last year, it's hard to imagine that they could take this Cavalier squad to a game 7 the way they did with the Celtics last year - with or without our missing forward.