Monday, April 05, 2010

Joe Johnson Out Tuesday and Wednesday

Per Michael Cunningham's twitter feed:
Joe Johnson (thumb) to miss Tues at CHA and Wed at DET. Suffered injury while "wrestling" with R Artest.
I suspect the benefit of some extra rest for Joe Johnson outweighs the detriment of not winning one more game than the Celtics.


Unknown said...

Winning one more than the Cs at the moment means playing the bogutless bucks in the first round instead of the heat. I'd prefer the bucks...
Which first round match up would you rather have Bret?

Bret LaGree said...

I don't have a strong opinion. The Hawks will have home-court advantage and be favored regardless of their first-round opponent and they'll not have home-court advantage and won't be favored regardless of their second-round opponent (barring upset).

I think insuring good health for the playoffs (to the best of their ability) is the best policy. It would be fairly miserable to play another second-round series short-handed.