Friday, November 05, 2010

November 5th Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks (5-0) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (1-4)

TIP-OFF: 8pm (EDT)

TELEVISION
: SportSouth

RADIO: The Hawks have moved to 97.9 on the FM dial this season.

CHAT: Daily Dime Live

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Timberwolves

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Marvin Williams, Mo Evans, and Pape Sy are out. Jamal Crawford is a game-time decision but expected to play.

MINNESOTA INJURY REPORT: Jonny Flynn and Martell Webster are out. Michael Beasley is questionable.

BY THE NUMBERS

2010-11
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
90.8
1.135
52 31.2
26.6 16.1
MINN (def)
100.7 1.13 56.4
35.1
28.2
14.8

2010-11
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
91.4
1.034
46.6 29.2
25.7 13.8
MINN (off)
100.7 0.963
48
28.2
30.5
19.7

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: A Wolf Among Wolves, Howlin' T-Wolf, Canis Hoopus

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -7, 205 o/u

PREVIOUSLY...the Minnesota Timberwolves lost their third straight game (all on the road) 128-86 in Orlando. All three of those road losses came by at least 20 points. The Timberwolves were far more successful in their two home games, losing 117-116 on opening night against Sacramento and beating the Bucks 96-85 last Friday.

The Timberwolves lead the NBA in possessions per game but have the league's least efficient offense on the young season.

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

2 comments:

Peter said...

Uhh, Jason Collins is starting. What the fuck?

Mark said...

Recommended listening: Steppenwolf, Wolfmother, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves.