TELEVISION: Fox Sports South
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass
CHAT: Daily Dime Live
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Lakers
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.
LAKERS INJURY REPORT: Pau Gasol is out. Luke Walton is probable.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Lakers -8.5, 196.5 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Forum Blue and Gold
PREVIOUSLY, THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS...lost 94-80 to the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. The Mavericks reportedly carved up the Laker defense with the pick-and-roll.
- It's hard to tell from the quote if it's a good thing or a bad thing* to "shake the silly off" but it's a worthy successor to "Bet it hit rim." Josh Smith:
"Everybody starts out thinking they're going to run off 10 or 20 straight until they get popped. I was confident last year when we started 6-0. I didn't think we were going to lose. But once you get hit in the mouth you sort of shake the silly off and get down to business. We learned that the hard way last year with the way we lost that game in Boston and how we had to fight back after that."
- Steve Hummer profiles Jaml Crawford.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.