Friday, March 19, 2010

March 19th Open Thread: Charlotte (35-32) @ Atlanta (43-24)

TIP-OFF: 7:30pm (EST)

TELEVISION
: SportSouth

CHAT: Daily Dime Live (in which I will not be participating)

RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Bobcats

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Joe Johnson will play tonight.

CHARLOTTE INJURY REPORT
: Alexis Ajinca and Nazr Mohammed are out. Gerald Wallace and DaSagana Diop are probable. Larry Hughes is listed as day-to-day.

BY THE NUMBERS

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
CHA (off)
89.3
1.054
48.9 26
26.1 17.5
ATL (def)
89.5 1.082 49.9
28
27.3
15.8

Team Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
CHA (def)
89.38
1.044
49.4 26.6
25.3 17.1
ATL (off)
89.5 1.135 50.6
22
27.8
13.2

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY
: Atlanta -4.5, 191.5 o/u

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Queen City Hoops

PREVIOUSLY, THE CHARLOTTE BOBCATS...beat Oklahoma City 100-92 on Wednesday night. It was Charlotte's sixth win in seven games, a streak which includes wins over both the Lakers and the Magic. The Bobcats, however, remain a terrible team on the road, winning just 10 of 34 away from home so far this season.

The Hawks and Bobcats have split their previous two meetings this season with the home team winning both games. The Bobcats won in Charlotte 103-83 on November 6th. The Hawks won 103-89 in Atlanta on January 22md.

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

1 comment:

Bob said...

Hawks vs. Bobcats, or the Southeasts most low-key Rivalry...Given that both teams have stars dealing with nagging injuries (Wallace and Johnson), this should be a closer battle than Atlanta would hope for, but given that they managed to maintain a solid scoring average over the two games JJ was out, with his assistance included the Hawks should squeek this one out, though I see Charlotte being able to cover the most gracious of spreads easily...