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Hawks take down Cleveland

Posted By John Morgo On Mar 27 2011 @ 10:08 pm In Atlanta Hawks | No Comments

You know, I almost decided to forgo posting on Atlanta’s last two wins. It’s not that they weren’t needed. Atlanta slumbered through a 3-8 stretch before getting back on track this weekend, and that is a valid point. It’s just that they defeated the New Jersey and Cleveland. Ho-hum. You’re supposed to cut down the Nets (like that one? Totally original, but I bet somebody on ESPN has used it by now), and a Cleveland victory would have been notable last season, so really, where is the point? Here’s one. Atlanta just got some breathing room over Philly, as the Sixers were starting to sneak up on that five seed in the playoffs. (It’s a 4 1/2 advantage with eight to go) A playoff berth that Atlanta clinched by virtue of that win over New Jersey, by the way. Kudos all around. You’re in, now try to survive past the first weekend. Sorry, didn’t mean to make that sound so gloomy. Anyway, back to the 99-83 win over Cleveland. You should take two things from it. Number one. Marvin Williams led the way with 31, finally showing the promise we thought he had in getting into Larry Drew’s system. And they did it without Joe Johnson (they probably could have done it without the entire starting five, but why go there?) He stayed in Atlanta following the Net win to get treatment for a sprained right thumb. We’ll see if they get him back for Orlando on Wednesday. That will be a very interesting game. Like I said, it’s a preview of things to come.
Thursday is Opening Day in baseball, and I’ll be doing double duty for a few weeks. (Make it six. I’ve got Georgia Perimeter baseball, producing for Dave Cohen and Georgia State baseball, plus my high school stuff, and my paying job – No wonder I’m frazzled). The Braves start against the Nats this weekend. Excited, but why is Opening Day on a Thursday? It should be a Monday, like always. Has baseball surrended to college basketball, as there is a tiny window in between the Final Four and the Masters? It just seems weird, that’s all, but like 68 teams in the tourney, it’s just something we all need to get used to. Have a good week.

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