TIP-OFF: 8pm (EST)
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Magic
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Mike Bibby is still listed as day-to-day.
ORLANDO INJURY REPORT: Jameer Nelson and Adonal Foyle are out.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -3.5, 195.5 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Orlando Magic Daily, Third Quarter Collapse
PREVIOUSLY, THE ORLANDO MAGIC...gave up consecutive offensive rebound put-backs to Udonis Haslem (tap-in) and Michael Beasley (dunk) which, with the two free throws Jason Williams missed in between the Miami baskets, were the final deciding factors in a 99-98 home loss to the Heat last night. Of course, had it not been for the 25 points Williams scored (on 12 shots) Orlando would not have had a lead to blow late.
Having the Hawks play a game on one of the great eating days of the year is a mixed blessing. Getting the 8pm game on TNT is a mark of how far the team has come but due to holiday plans and obligations I can't attend and where, on a normal Thanksgiving, I could relax watching basketball in between trips back and forth to a stuffed refrigerator while becoming intermittently fixated on my suddenly distended belly, tonight I'll be taking notes and paying rapt attention to the battle for first place in the Southeast.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.