Friday, March 27, 2009

March 27th Open Thread: Boston (54-19) @ Atlanta (42-30)

TIP-OFF: 7:30pm

TELEVISION: Fox Sports South HD, NBATV

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES:
Hawks/Celtics

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

BOSTON INJURY REPORT: Tony Allen, Leon Powe, and Brian Scalabrine are out. Rajon Rondo sprained his ankle in Orlando Wednesday night but (as of this writing) plans to play.

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Celtics Hub, CelticsBlog

PREVIOUSLY THE BOSTON CELTICS...lost 84-82 in Orlando on Wednesday night, ending a four-game Boston winning streak.

The Hawks lost the first meeting with the Celtics 103-102 on November 12th in Boston and the return game in Atlanta 88-85 on December 17th.

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

Due to travel, there will be no game recap posted tomorrow.

3 comments:

Bronn said...

Glen Davis, of all people, went for 19/12.

So much to say, but Bret can say it all better than me.

rbubp said...

The real question now is whether the Hawks can win any of the next four games. Losing them all--which looks likely, not just possible--would drop them to 42-35, and certainly put the home-court 4th seed in jeopardy.

Bret, I know you've done fair share of research tracking the Hawks' stats, and I have not kept up with all of it, so bear with me...but it seems to me the Hawks are making significantly fewer three-pointers in the second half of the season. Perhaps just with an informed comment, can you trace an real correlation between number of threes made and wins? Is there a threshold number or range?

Also, I wonder how the lack of Marvin's too-infrequently-used post-up game affects three-point opportunities. Horford has more a face-the basket, high-post game (from my limited observations) and we know about Josh Smith's inability to do anything other than dunk...

Zoe said...

... and dare we say the Celtics may be tired of any perceived trash talk regarding the Hawks taking them to a Game 7 last season? It would be four-and-out this time around, based on what we've seen.