Friday, March 20, 2009

John Hollinger on the Hawks' Bench

Link (HT:@peachtreehoops)
The Hawks have been absolutely killing opponents in second quarters, when Murray and Zaza Pachulia normally play nearly the entire frame, and it has been the main reason the Hawks won all seven games on their just-completed homestand.

Consider this stat: In their past eight games, the Hawks have won the first, third and fourth quarters by a combined total of just seven points.

The second quarter? They've won that by 67. That margin, over eight total quarters of basketball, is the rough equivalent of winning consecutive games by 33 points.
Under-the-radar post-season matchup consideration: Does the Hawks' opponent have a big guard that can bother Flip Murray?

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