WSH 109 ATL 101; Wizards ahead 2-0

2016-2017 nba playoffs atlanta hawks atlanta hawks washington wizards
2016-2017 nba playoffs atlanta hawks atlanta hawks washington wizards

With .38 seconds left and Washington holding onto a 5 pt. lead at 103-98, Bradley Beal shot a 3 from a John Wall assist and that was it. Wall made a breakaway dunk later on but to my mind Atlanta came apart after that 3.

Both teams struggled for consistency throughout leading me to tweet in the 3q how this seemed like a better played regular season game than a playoff game, and more so in the first two halves when both teams suffered through turnover mistakes, easy misses and other simple errors that to me have no place in an NBA playoff game, no matter how early the round. Continue reading “WSH 109 ATL 101; Wizards ahead 2-0”

Hawks Breeze By Bucks to 2-0

I’ve always liked John Salmons. In the 7 game Bulls – Celtics first round 08-09 playoff season he matched up against Paul Pierce and took it to him. He’s no superstar. That role was filled by Ben Gordon and Derrick Rose. But there was no denying what he could do and it was exciting. Enough so that I kept an eye out for him ever since.

Today however against a rampaging Atlanta Hawks, not even Salmons’ 21 can salvage their cause. And so now I will decorate this post with a bunch of Hawks players dunking.

A Series Neither Team Wants To Win

Today, the Miami Heat thrashed the Atlanta Hawks 98 – 72 at home to even their series. They now go to Atlanta to try to win Game 7 and advance into the 2nd round.

The way I see it, neither Atlanta nor Miami wants to win because they don’t think they can advance into the Championships. Therefore, it makes better sense to just shut down their respective teams for the ’08-’09 season, rest, rebuild, and get better for the next.

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NBA Playoffs 2009; Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat Game 3

26-Apr-09
Denver Nuggets @ New Orleans Hornets Game 3
Basketball TV 1:00 AM & 8:00 AM

San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks Game 4
Basketball TV 4:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat Game 3
C/S 9 8:00 AM

4 Playoff Opinions and (gasp) Some Predictions

Spurs 0; Hornets 1
It is a very rare occurrence to observe Chris Paul carve up the lane for either a dish and dunk to David West or lay it up making it look oh – so – easy. I remember feeling that way watching only 3 players in my life: Michael Jordan, John Stockton and Hector Calma.

Chris Paul makes it four. He dishes. He weaves. He lofts and passes and dunks. He is THE MAN to watch this year and many years to come. Built like Baron Davis but crafty as Stockton, with Tim Hardaway crossover plus head and shoulder fakery that makes many a defender dizzy with confusion, he’ll shower points on you faster than you realize he’s already laying it up. Will he dish? Will he pass? Will he dash? Either way, he’s got you.

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