TELEVISION: TNT, Fox Sports South HD
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Heat
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Acie Law IV is game-time decision.
MIAMI INJURY REPORT: Luther Head is out due to a broken hand.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -5, 184 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Peninsula Is Mightier
I'm not being modest* in offering little new insight today but I don't think Game 1 contains much in the way of undiscovered import. I'll let my previous commentary, both written and spoken, suffice. John Hollinger has published three keys for Miami in Game 2 and I'm guessing that anyone reading this knows what those keys are before clicking on that link. That's not a swipe at Hollinger. The superiority of the Hawks' game plan and execution was obvious at first glance. Maybe not enough attention has been granted Atlanta's two-way rebounding dominance but really, if Miami doesn't take better shots and make them more often, there's not enough rebounding in the world to make up a 26-point gap even if the Hawks continue to turn the ball over frequently.
*I'm perhaps being a touch lazy.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.