Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March 11th Open Thread: Utah (41-23) @ Atlanta (36-28)

TIP-OFF: 7pm

TELEVISION: SportSouth

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES:
Hawks/Jazz

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Marvin Williams is out.

UTAH INJURY REPORT: Carlos Boozer and Jarron Collins are both listed as game-time decisions.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -2, 196.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES:
SLC Dunk

PREVIOUSLY, THE UTAH JAZZ...have, you may have heard, won 12 straight games. Four of those wins, including the two most recent, have come on the road. Before their last loss, more than a month ago in Golden State, Utah won three straight games.

The fifth win in Utah's current streak is a 108-89 de-pantsing of the Hawks in Salt Lake City. I predict there's an 80% chance that Josh Smith gets fouled hard by a Jazzman tonight.

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

4 comments:

apizzabagel said...

I wonder how much money I could have won if I had taken the "over" in the "Mario West will play more minutes than two healthy starters in the first half" pool?

I guess you never know with Woodson...

Bret LaGree said...

You also could have won had you taken over 3.5 on the number of players Woodson would use at the point in the first half.

Weird in a good way so far.

Bret LaGree said...

I spoke far too soon.

apizzabagel said...

A great win. I love seeing Acie get some solid playing time, although with Bibby's shooting slump I guess Woodson doesn't really have a choice. I love the way that Acie is playing: it's nice to have someone who can regularly beat their man off the dribble and not be looking purely for their own shot once they succeed. That cut/handoff at the basket move is great, and something that I feel like we could incorporate more into the offense when he's on the court.

All in all, a very good win. Still plenty of things to nitpick over (Joe's dribble to nowhere move, any shot Josh takes outside of 5 feet of the basket, Bibby shooting a wide open airball, Woodson's substitution patterns, etc), but plenty of good things to build on too for future games.