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Atlanta limps into the postseason

Posted By John Morgo On Apr 11 2011 @ 10:02 pm In Atlanta Hawks | No Comments

About a week ago, I was happy with the Hawks for beating Boston at home. It was a statement win, something that had been lacking all season. What a different a week makes. Since that landmark win, the Hawks have been limping their way through the rest of the schedule. The latest pockmark was a 98-90 loss to Miami. That makes a five game losing streak with the regular season finale looming against Charlotte on Wednesday. Is it a matter of Atlanta putting it on cruise control and just waiting for Orlando next week? They’ve been locked in to that five spot for about two months. Remember, they won that season series with the Magic and it seems that they might have the key to beating them. We will know next wek. In the meantime, they have Charlotte to worry about. Remember what I said about a statement win? The Hawks have to go in the playoffs on a winning note, at least for their confidence level. Maybe professional athletes don’t care about that. At least somebody should. Okay, back to the game. LeBron scored 34 to lead Miami. Wade had 21. Bosh 15. Even ex-Hawk Mike Bibby started at the point and scored ten. For Atlanta, Josh Smith had 17, Marvin 11, and Joe with 10. Ten points from Joe? Not going to cut it. A lot of people need to turn things up a notch. In other news, the Thrashers limped into yet another offseason with a pair of losses. Will they be heading out of town? The ownership situation in Phoenix needs to be settled first, and when lawyers get involved, that can take awhile. My guess is Atlanta will have one more season of hockey. After that, its anybody’s guess. Braves lost 2 of 3 to Phillies. They continue their homestand with series against the Nats and Mets. Maybe the series in Washington hurt, but the Mets? That’s a recipe for a sweep right there.

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