Saturday, May 09, 2009

Game Thread #2.3: Cleveland (2-0) @ Atlanta (0-2)

TIP-OFF: 8pm

TELEVISION
: ABC

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES:
Hawks/Cavaliers

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, and Al Horford are, at the time of this writing, all game-time decisions.

CLEVELAND INJURY REPORT
: JJ Hickson and Lorenzen Wright are out. Delonte West will start.

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Cleveland -8.5, 181 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Cavs: The Blog, Fear the Sword

Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts. In-game thoughts in 140 character increments @hoopinion.

1 comment:

Ben Castellon said...

Well nothing in the NBA is as close to 100% as the offensive success rate after Bibby switches on LeBron. Four things Woodson could have done to make tonight's game less painful:

1. Don't use the simple switch technique on LeBron. Even though it worked fairly well on Wade, LeBron makes the jumpers we give him, especially with the shortest (and slow) starter on him.

2. The whole arena was yelling "No" when Josh Smith thought about jump shots, and booed at him after he missed most of them (although he missed a lot of layups and dunks tonight too). We gotta fix that.

3. Sub in Mario West for Bibby when we are about to get possession with :49 left in the 2nd?

4. Someone's gotta stop him from being Buzz Killington before tip-off and at halftime. Woodson's Hawks wrote the book on starting out flat.