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Can the Hawks Do it Again?
Posted By John Morgo On Mar 4 2011 @ 9:52 pm In Atlanta Hawks | No Comments
Still trying to catch up after my weekend visit to Las Vegas, but I have to weigh in about the Hawks game with Oklahoma City, which is coming down to the wire as we speak. The Hawks have been behind most of the way, but it looks like they may want to do what they did on Wednesday, which is come from behind against a quality opponent. They did this to the shell-shocked Bulls. Her is a team that will be one of the top teams in the league, and just made them look silly in the final frame. If Chicago loses out on a top seed in the playoffs, they’ll look to that game as a reason why. Hawks down by six with two minutes left. It had been ten for the second half, but the Hawks turned it up when they needed. They got OKC to commit a technical (thank you Russell Westbrook) and a couple of other dumb fouls, and now the deficit is at four. Kirk Hinrich looks to be flourishing in the offense. He’s got 21 while Joe has 24. (Kevin Durant has 27. While this game heads down to the finish, let me talk about the NFL collective bargaining talks. (Hawks down by 2! Nice O rebound by Marvin). They agreed to extend the deadline by another week. I hate to say I told you so, but as long as there is no movement on the main points (Westbrook hits a three-point to ice it, and then decides to make a look at me move), then I must refer you to my column predicting a ‘Sportocalypse.’ As I said, it’s because there is so much money involved that neither side will budge. I feel like the Scottish Wizard in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (I WARNED YOU! I WARNED YOU! But NO, you knights know better. It’s just a harmless LITTLE BUNNY!!!!) Stay tuned, but always be prepared for the worst. Hawks are now fouling as soon as the Thunder touch the ball. Westbrook made another foul shot. I’ll say this, they are playing exciting basketball, but that three by Westbrook sealed it. We could’ve done without the theatrics, but give the Thunder the W. Atlanta is now 1-1 on this homestand. The Melo-led Knicks visit next, followed by the Lakers. I have to get my work finished so I can catch those contests in their entirety, and then I’ll be sure to report. (They’re now down by 8, soon to be 9 – but an Atlanta layup makes it 111-104 for the final). Can’t wait for New York.
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