Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25th Open Thread: San Antonio (46-24) @ Atlanta (42-29)

TIP-OFF: 7pm

TELEVISION: Fox Sports South HD

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES:
Hawks/Spurs

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT
: Marvin Williams is out. Acie Law IV is a game-time decision.

SAN ANTONIO INJURY REPORT: Manu Ginobili is out.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -6.5, 179 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: 48 Minutes of Hell

PREVIOUSLY THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS...outlasted the Golden State Warriors 107-106 in San Antonio last night behind 30 and 10 from Tony Parker, 20 and 10 from Tim Duncan, and 10 and 2 and 2 from the not-to-be-overlooked Matt Bonner.

The Spurs beat the Hawks 95-89 in San Antonio on December 10th.

PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH GREGG POPOVICH: "I'm still on the fax. I do faxes. Faxes and letters. Sometimes my daughter will check my phone, and there will be an e-mail, and it will be from last Christmas or something. You could Twitter me to death, and I wouldn't know it."

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

4 comments:

apizzabagel said...

Pop is making a complete and total fool out of Woodson tonight. It seems like they've run the side pick and roll play to get Horford onto Parker at least 20 times, and every time Woodson keeps calling for that same matchup through switching. If it wasn't for Joe playing solidly and Murray shooting lights out, this game wouldn't even be close...

rbubp said...

Absolutely right, apb. I have rarely seen such an obvious coaching dismemberment. Woodson should be sent to the D League after this junior high performance.

A team on the second night of a back-to-back, on the road, without two of its best players, decides to go one on five and rips the Hawks to shreds.

apizzabagel said...

Sometimes I wonder why Woodson even bothers to attend games - we never run plays, make adjustments, exploit matchups or make sensible subs. Besides those things, what is really left for him to do? Stand around the bench and make the "I don't have any idea what's going on" face? Yell nonsense at the players? Get in altercations in the locker room? Give idiotic quotes to the media?

I wonder how much higher the ceiling would be if we had a coach that 1) developed players and 2) participated in the game instead of just watching.

Van said...

That was terrible. Only West could guard Parker, and of course he got no minutes at all.

Someone should've told Josh Smith that wandering away from Kurt Thomas and leaving him wide open midrange jumpers is not good defense.

Flip and Joe-Jo have a nice competition going to see who's more selfish.

How loose are the Spurs on the bench? When the stadium crew showed Ginobili and Bowen next to each other on the Jumbotron during "Kiss Cam," Manu smiled and planted one on Bruce's mug.