Monday, January 25, 2010

Sixth Man of the Year Face-Off Game Thread: Atlanta (28-14) @ Houston (24-19)

TIP-OFF: 8:30pm (EST)

TELEVISION
: SportSouth

CHAT: Daily Dime Live

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Rockets

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.

HOUSTON INJURY REPORT
: Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady are out.

BY THE NUMBERS

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
89.9
1.135
49.9 21.3
28.2 13.5
HOU (def)
91.6 1.084 50.3
27.6
26.3
15.8

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
89.9
1.075
50.7 28.1
27.0 16.2
HOU (off)
91.6 1.087 49.1
21.4
27.6
15.6

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY
: Houston -1, 197.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Red 94

PREVIOUSLY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS...lost 104-97 at home against the Bulls on Saturday night. The night before that, they beat the Spurs 116-109 in San Antonio. The Rockets have split their last 14 games, rank 15th in the league in pace, 14th in offensive efficiency, and 16th in defensive efficiency. They're fascinating not in their something-other-than-averageness* but that they're average despite having more salary committed to two inactive players than the rest of the roster combined.

*Maybe Trevor Ariza is but that's a fascination with how below average he's been offensively. He's a bad quarter from seeing his TS% drop below Chuck Hayes's.

The Hawks beat the Rockets 105-103 in Atlanta on Novemeber 20th.

Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.

3 comments:

CoCo said...

We all know this game is going to come down to how well Al can defend Brooks once he blows past his man.

Bret LaGree said...

Were I Rick Adelman, I'd be tempted to have Brooks and Lowry on the court together as much as possible.

Ben Castellon said...

Now I'm wondering if I should shave my eyebrows before my upcoming midterm...