Sunday, January 09, 2011

Quotes, Notes, and Links: Atlanta Hawks 108 Indiana Pacers 93



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Larry Drew:
"Our first couple wins against Indiana, we did the exact same thing, just went to some of the matchup problems, and if they didn’t come down, we scored. If they did, we got the ball out and made them pay."
"We did a great job of passing the basketball. Everybody was moving the ball around."
Jim O'Brien:
"They're a terrifically talented basketball team, and they're just a little too much for us to handle right now."
Josh Smith:
"When we can swing the ball and get open looks, we're tough to beat."
Al Horford:
"It's fun. We're getting everybody involved. Jamal is starting to play like himself again and Joe, as well. It's great playing with them."
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. provides the opposite perspective:
"We're just really not playing well, particularly on the offensive end. There's not a lot of rhythm or flow to our offense, and it's not a whole lot of fun to play or watch right now."
Drew on the offense in general:
"I think in watching Joe and watching Al and Josh and all those guys, it seems like they’re stating to really pick up what were trying to do and they’re having fun with it."
Jeff Teague was not present on the court or on the bench during garbage time as he was receiving treatment on a contusion on his right hand he suffered during his first half stint.


CRC said...

hey bret, love the hawks coverage
can you recommend a website to read up on the advanced stats you used?

Bret LaGree said...

The glossary at is pretty good.

This description of Dean Oliver's work in identifying and labeling the four factors is useful as well.

And, if there's anything in particular I make unclear, please don't hesitate to ask for a better explanation or identification of what I'm going on about.

CRC said...

do you know where i can find league averages of eFG%, efficency, FT Rate, etc

Bret LaGree said...

The league summary page at has that though you have to scroll down to the third set of stats to find it.