Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hawks 122 Pacers 118



Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
IND 99.6 1.18
54 27.6
27.9 14.1
ATL 99.6
1.22 57.1

There will be time enough tomorrow to celebrate the offense, worry about the defense, worry about Marvin Williams' back, about Zaza Pachulia's back, about Acie Law's back, and if Mario West is good enough to give his haircut a name. For now, I turn this recap over to those who accomplished something far beyond what I expected before the season started.

Mike Woodson:
"I couldn’t be happier for a group of guys who stuck in there the whole season. Some people predicted we wouldn’t make it to the playoffs, but these guys fought all year to make it to this point. It started back in training camp, this goal of getting one of the top four spots, and it held true. We’ve accomplished that and now we need to stay focused for these last two games and start preparing for the playoffs."
Josh Smith:
"Words cannot describe how I feel. Personally for me, when I came into the league we won 13 games, and now being able to clinch the fourth spot is just special. Even last year, just making the playoffs, people were counting us out and saying we weren’t going to make the playoffs this year. But we proved them wrong."
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and staff. Next weekend should be fun.

1 comment:

rbubp said...

Marvin had the haircut before Mario, and I saw it littered throughout the NCAA tournament...they're calling it a "faux-hawk." And as the risk of sounding like an old fuddy-duddy, I would like to call it a very bad haircut.