Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January 27th Game Thread: Atlanta (29-14) @ San Antonio (25-18)

TIP-OFF: 8:30pm (EST)

TELEVISION
: SportSouth

CHAT: Daily Dime Live

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Spurs

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.

SAN ANTONIO INJURY REPORT
: Michael Finley is out.

BY THE NUMBERS

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
89.9
1.135
49.8 21.2
28.2 13.5
SA (def)
90 1.064 48.2
27.6
24.2
13.8

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
89.9
1.073
50.8 28.3
27.0 16.1
SA (off)
90 1.116 51.9
22.2
27.0
15.4

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY
: San Antonio -3, 195 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: 48 Minutes of Hell

PREVIOUSLY, THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS...have lost three straight games, all at home (Chicago, Houston, Utah 1.3%) and a defensive decline of 0.5 points per 100 possessions (or), and five of six overall. As with any team, San Antonio's problems have been blamed on their defense but their offensive struggles have outpaced their defensive slide. After the win in Oklahoma City moved San Antonio to 24-12 on the season, they were scoring 113.1 points per 100 possesions and allowing 105.9 points per 100 possessions on the season. Six games later, they're averaging 111.6 points per 100 possessions and allowing 106.4 points per 100 possession on the season. That's an offensive decline of 1.5 points per 100 possession (or 0.4%).

Of course, offense and defense are interrelated efforts.

Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts including predictions as to what, if anything, Mike Woodson has shaved since the last time we saw him.

2 comments:

CoCo said...

Eeeek! It sucks to see them on a 3 game losing streak. No worse time to play a team than when they really need a win (unless it's the Nets who have been really needing a win and failing to get one since forever)

Bronn said...

Coco-the Nets don't need a win as much as they need a "reset" button.