Friday, December 10, 2010

December 10th Game Preview: Atlanta Hawks (15-8) @ San Antonio Spurs (18-3)

TIP-OFF: 8:30pm (EST)

TELEVISION
: SportSouth

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

CHAT: Daily Dime Live

GAME NOTES: Hawks/Spurs

ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: Joe Johnson and Zaza Pachulia are out.

SAN ANTONIO INJURY REPORT: James Anderson is out.

BY THE NUMBERS

2010-11
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (off)
90.4
1.091
51.3
22.3
24.2 14.6
SA (def)
92.5 1.044 49.8
25.1
24.9
17.1

2010-11
Poss Off Eff eFG% FT Rate OR% TO%
ATL (def)
90.5
1.057
48.7 28.5
26.3 14.4
SA (off)
92.5 1.144
52.1
25.3
26
14.9

OTHER PERSPECTIVES: 48 Minutes of Hell

FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: San Antonio -8, 194.5 o/u

PREVIOUSLY...the San Antonio Spurs have won a lot. They're 18-3. Their season is a winning streak of note.

They're playing at a much faster pace than last season, but are still centered around getting about 30 really good minutes from each of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, and Tony Parker and augmenting those contributions with a bunch of above average players (George Hill, Richard Jefferson, DeJuan Blair, Tiago Splitter) and a few role players with specific, useful skills (Antonio McDyess, Matt Bonner, and Summer League fave Gary Neal).

The Atlanta Hawks have not won in San Antonio since Tim Duncan was drafted.

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

5 comments:

a said...

Predictions:
--Josh Smith will miss several jump shots as fans are yelling at their televisions for him to drive to the hoop.
--LD will forget to coach during an entire quarter.
--Al "the boss" Horford will beast against Timmy unless J Collins gets the start.
--Bibby will continue to stroke the three ball

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Shyamal said...

"josh smith will miss several jump shots" ???

uhh have you not been watching him play this season? yes he is still better in the post, but his jump shot has gotten loads better.

Pearson said...

spurs wore out the corner 3 tonight, especially in the 4th quarter. Wish the Hawks would try to take advantage of the corner 3 more often, but we don't have the pick and roll attackers off the dribble to take more advantage of that spot. Having Smith out most of the last 18 minutes or so really hurt the defense. Hope we bounce back tomorrow.

a said...

Indeed, "Smoov" missed several jump shots. Shm @ Shyamal