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  1. Oh wow man. Bud is acting like this game was meaningless, and he had to build up the self esteem of a few guys. And DeMarre, I can't get a hold on why he wouldn't want to go back in during that time. You were SPECIFICALLY brought here for that EXACT situation. So they want us to believe that both of them decided that because the bench brought us back, they should finish the game on the final possession on defense? You know what this sounds like? This sounds like some of the same babble that Pete Carroll gave when he decided to throw the ball, instead of giving the ball to Marshawn Lynch at the 1 yard line at the Super Bowl. I'm highly disappointed in both Bud and DeMarre, if they made this "mutual" decision. If we'd won that game in that fashion, it may have completely crushed the spirit of the Wizards. Instead, not only have the Hawks given them hope to win the series, it also gives them some leeway to possibly rest Wall a little more ... and forces us into a must win Game 4 situation. As a Bud supporter all year, I've been highly disappointed with his game and personnel management during these playoffs. Had Mike Woodson done some of the things that Bud has done in these 9 playoff games, the fan base would have DESTROYED HIM. This is the easiest path we've ever had to get to the ECF, and the coach is rationalizing that Korver and Schröder, who are 2 poor man defenders, gave him the best chance at getting a stop? This is the playoffs. We don't have time for screw ups like that. And unless DeMarre had some sort of bathroom emergency, you get your ass out in that floor and play 14 seconds of defense.
    3 points
  2. Teague, Millsap, and Horford all banged up + Thabo. They only had Wall on the bench, game planning for that. This Hawks team is so damn good even a healthy bench was able beat up the washington starting line-up. They got lucky with PP. We will win this series while the starting 5 bottomed out and wont want to go to that place again. Mark my word. We will crush DC 4-2.
    3 points
  3. Hey dont give up yet, i think Hawks getting to many expectations including winning a champion this year just because they got 60 wins and had a 19 winning streak this season. Even if hawks get eliminated in the playoffs, they can keep continue building and improving from this season to next season.
    3 points
  4. Had to bail for a play right when Al went out hobbling, and thought to myself, "How can this game end any worse?" lol Still, great job, bench! Glad to have you back! ~lw3
    3 points
  5. You found a typo and have no response to the substance of the post? Every shooter in the nba shoots less than 50% from 3. Every shooter who would handle the ball in that situation shoots a ton higher from the ft line. That puts us in a position to lose the majority of the time while a contested iso play misses the sizable majority of the time. They don't miss 100% of the time, though, which means we could still get unlucky and lose in regulation. That is what happened. You live with that. The real problem is letting a WAS team without Wall get that lead. We should win by a good margin against this Was team if we want to contend.
    3 points
  6. Honestly, anything short of a blowout in Atlanta's favor would be disappointing considering Wall is out. Being down 20 in the 4th quarter to this group is absolutely disgusting. It shows a complete lack of effort and preparation by the Hawks. Next game, Bud needs to start the bench, even if they are only on the floor until the first dead ball. Send a clear message that if you don't show up ready to play, your ass will be on the bench. Injuries are no excuse. Being tired is no excuse.
    3 points
  7. HE is more than capable of taking minutes away from Antić. I didn't see any drop in production when Moose gets the minutes. Moose also shoots the 3 at a better clip, rebounds better and is slightly worse on defense.
    2 points
  8. To all the Hawk fans freaking out declaring this series over after today. Please calm down. The Wizards played lights out and Atlanta had 4 truly retched quarters and barely win both games. Milsap will be healthier Monday, Dennis should get more minutes, Muscala and Scott will take a lot minutes from Pero. I also just can't see Korver, DMC, Teague, and Milsap struggling from three this bad consistently. One of them at least will have some hit games over the next four. Hawks will be highly motivated in game 4. Hawks will be healthier, I have faith in coach Bud to adjust the switches on defense. Also, Scott, Muscala, and Bazemore should all play more minutes. Moose helps counter Wizards size, Scott will stretch their bigs if he keeps shooting like today. Dennis looked like he is finally adjusting to playoff intensity. John Jenkins proved he could still be a sniper. Above all Moose should start to take Pero's minutes in a big way. He showed three ball range yesterday and brings energy, intensity, and rebounding the Hawks desperately need. Milsap will pull Nene away from basket again in game 4 (just like games 1 & 2) and won't get beat to loss balls and make fatigue settle shots healthy. That was really where you could tell he was sick was lack of energy and ability to beat bigger players with quickness and effort. Teague broke out in game three second half and will shot with more confidence in game 4. Also I think Porter will miss some threes in a couple games for Wizards, PP legs are 37 he will slow some as well. Also emotional hangover from game 3 will weigh on Wiz for game 4. If Paul Pierce did aggregate (highly unlikely damn cry baby BITCH) shoulder it may bother him in game 4. I also don't think that Bynum can give them 4 more games like yesterday, there's a reason he was available on a ten day contract. Sessions is a turn over machine and a streaky shooter so Beal has to handle the ball set the offense and then work his ass off running after all on defense. That's a lot to ask and he will fatigue in a seven game series being asked to do that much. Probably will try to do to much in a couple games too. Korver will get a couple more shoots, Muscala will help on the boards, Milsap will be much better, Dennis and Teague will have better confidence, Scott, Bazemore, Moose, and Jenkins could give us another 8 - 12 a game jointly. Pero will hopefully get water for the guys as the come to the bench. The Hawks played about as bad as a team could for three quarters and did play as bad as a team can play in a qtr in two loses and still barely lost. They will reduce the turn overs, let the bench that is hitting shots carry a bit more offense, Milsap will be back and stronger in game 4, DMC will keep playing great and should start just shadowing PP (That last second shot is where we really missed Thabo) Hell I would make sure PP gets an MVP invite to to the Cheetah maybe he can get stabbed again!!!! The wizards have come to play but I really see a Hawk game 4 win and a Hawk game five win. This one may go seven but I like our chances close out at home. Now Horford has to hit his long twos again and start to blow buy Nene and Gortat. Yesterday the Wiz bigs were giving him those shots and not closing out on Paul either and clogged the lanes which really hindered the drive and dish element to our offense. When Moose and Scott started hitting shots they had to come out in the 4th and Dennis got penetration and offense clicked again. This series is far from over. Minus a miracle shot and a train wreck in a fourth quarter are all that separates this series from a 3 - 0 Hawks lead. They got to go now but this series is still very very winnable.
    2 points
  9. This series is not over by any means but losing to the Wizards without Wall would be catastrophic to the fan base.
    2 points
  10. Weren't people arguing that we need to play the starters more last series and cursing the bench? No disrespect because there was reason to feel that way. Just goes to show you how unpredictable this team is. I'm done trying to read this team. Just hope they can pull out a crucial/must win game tomorrow. I don't care if they bring back Steve Smith to do it.
    2 points
  11. The starters and bench need to play a complete game for 3 more games.
    2 points
  12. what the hell is wrong with everyone, of course the hawks can still win it
    2 points
  13. Let's be honest here. Like I staTed at the beggining of the season. Teagues play will fall off come playoff time. Milsap will look old and slow and Pero will still be worthless. Let Schröder take the reigns. Trade Teague for a SF that can create there own shot. Do not. And I Repeat DO NOT re sign milsap. And send Pero back to Macedonia.
    2 points
  14. Start: PG: Dennis SG: DMC SF: Scott PF: Horf C: Moose 6th: Kyle Gives you more effort, size, defense and (hopefully) scoring of the bench! At least until Jeff and Paul are healthy/motivated again
    2 points
  15. GS (defensive efficiency) Atlanta (scoring defense with Thabo) Washington (FG% defense) and Memphis (scoring defense all year) all have claims of being great defensive teams at some point in the season. The difference is the heavy reliance on three point shooting for us and GS. It detracts from your defense as the game wears on. Washington and Memphis have the strength and size to post up as well, GS and Atlanta can't. That's huge. My opinion of Beal has increased a lot. He's taken Kyle out of the series for the most part, priority #1 when playing the Hawks of course. He's no Tony Allen, though. GS and Atlanta will have to man up and fight the "soft", "finesse", and "jump shooting team" tags compared to their counterparts who are "tough" and "gritty". They must find releases for all the ball pressure instead of folding to it. If these teams can't share the ball everything else suffers. This avalanche of injuries and ailments to our starting 5 at the worst possible time ain't doing us any favors either.
    2 points
  16. We need someone that can take the scoring slump into his own hands when the team is struggling, and I think we already have that player with Dennis. He has the 'clutch gene' most star players have, and he isn't afraid to drive, create contact, and make that 'hero' play every TV analyst say we lack to be a contender. A guy like we had with Crawford. Unleash Dennis.
    2 points
  17. We're about to win the next three straight. Look it up, a lot of teams rally after learning that their best player will not be coming back. We're about to steal back home court and win this thing in six. Paul will feel better and Jeff will snap out of his funk. Spurs were down 2-1 to the Mavs last year in the first round. Heat have been down in several series against the Pacers and Celtics during their championship years. We're going to the ECF to play the battered and bruised winner of chicago/cleveland. I like our chances
    2 points
  18. Where is this we don't need Millsap garbage comin' from... he had flu like symptoms.
    2 points
  19. Eat into Antić's minutes?????? Surely you jest................lmao
    2 points
  20. Super disappointed again. Will our starters show up, please. It's tough being a Hawks fan. This is not remotely the same team that was unstoppable in January. No swagger. No heart. The starters should be completely embarrassed.
    2 points
  21. It wasn't the feel that made him leave the bench in. The starters were completely ineffective for the entire game and the bench had built up momentum like a freight train. All the stats of the game point to leaving the bench in at that point. But why am I arguing with someone who thinks we could/should trade for Dwight Howard?
    2 points
  22. Carroll took himself out. This "blame bud" stuff is childish and absurd, but not unexpected from some of you.
    2 points
  23. This game IMO sums up the entire experience of being an Atlanta sports fan: just when they give you hope it gets brutally snatched away and you are left speechless until you realize, yep, that's Atlanta sports baby. Atlanta sports.
    2 points
  24. How DMC is not in the game on that last possession is beyond me.
    2 points
  25. I don't like fouling there. Why give them an 80% chance to score when they haven't shot well all half? Playing for ot was correct, IMO. Just a HARSH way to lose on a lucky bank.
    2 points
  26. Yeah, Bud bears the blame in this one all the way around.
    2 points
  27. It will be the WORST flop in atlanta sports history. The hawks THOUGHT they had a hard time getting fans before this year to show up, flop against brooklyn or washington, and its a wrap. nothing short of bringing in superstars would bring the fans out next year........... I mean, it couldnt be easier than this year. Home court advantage against brooklyn and washington.
    1 point
  28. The current Coach of the Year owes no explanation of why he does anything to anyone. DMC doesn't have to give a reason either. That second unit deserved to be out there, especially after Moose canned the game-tying three pointer. Coach rolled with them and let the chips fall... Then Paula got lucky as hell and banked it in... Guarantee you he didn't call bank. And if DMC is our best defender, then Schröder is second best who was on PP on that last bucket. It hurts and its disappointing, but nothing to get caught up on. Game 4 will be a better performance and we should tie up the series heading back to the Philips.
    1 point
  29. Yes the Hawks can win it....easily. There is no reason why we should have lost Game 1. We scored more points in the 1st quarter than we did in the entire 2nd half. We gave that game away. We should have been going into Washington up 2-0. We followed that up with another garbage ass performance, giving the Wizards a 20 point cushion...only to lose the game by 2 on a dumb-ass, tossed up, bank shot. Honestly? The Hawks should be up 3-0 right now. The problem is far simpler than lineup shuffles or injuries. We're getting punked and Bud basically said as much between the 1st and 2nd quarter. He said the Wizards are just being more aggressive and assertive. We are missing a ton of open shots. We're missing layups. We're not moving the ball. We're playing passive, sloppy, unfocused, and without urgency. All that is 100% mental. The only real adjustment I think we need is more PT for Dennis. Funny how Playoff Teague showed up all year...and turned into Regular Season Teague for the most important playoffs in Hawks history.
    1 point
  30. I have a feeling you are in for a rude awakening. Anything less than the early bird max that hawksfanatic has laid out in another thread, which was around $17.7m if I remember correctly, and he'll be getting that money from NYK or LAL almost certainly.
    1 point
  31. Flu equals severe headaches ... fever ... dont feep like doing... dude hav u ever had the flu?
    1 point
  32. Jacks BBQ had good brisket in Nashville.
    1 point
  33. A big man this class of free agents will be the best in years if they become free agents. Still alot of playoff ball to go but its time for these players to put up or shut up. This team should have a chip on its shoulders because the skeptics are out saying I told you so. The only way to shut up skeptics is put the pedal to the metal and play to win not lose. Hopefully the bench guys lit a spark to the starters. It was like the starters didn't want to be out there. No one cares what the Hawks did in the regular season its playoff time time to prove yourself.
    1 point
  34. Thats why they need a big man. I think that's only missing piece for the hawks. Hawks have enough talent but they need a big guy that can get rebounds and stop opponent scorers driving in the paint.
    1 point
  35. Phillips arena next year if they dont come back and beat the Wizards................
    1 point
  36. That's why Dennis should've been off the floor. Whitman wanted a favorable matchup against Pierce so he drew up a play to make our guards switch defensively. Terrible read by Bud.
    1 point
  37. They overachieved during the regular season. There is ZERO reason to believe that they will play like they did in December and Jan. You also have to remember that most didn't take the Hawks seriously coming into this season. They will have a target on their backs at the start of next season. They will not win 55-60 games next year. The Spurs and Clippers have hall of fame players and the Hawks do not. It ends up being a False equivalence. Getting to the finals in the east will not be easier. The Bucks and Magic will both be better.... Paul George will be back also. It's not going to get easy. If this team can't get to the finals with the east being this bad... They're not getting there with this core.
    1 point
  38. If we lose this round the season was a disappointment. There is no reason a D-League-laden Wizards team should beat us in a 7 game series. Heck we won 53 games under Woody and lost in the second round.
    1 point
  39. You never foul with 10 seconds left when the other team is in the bonus and the game is tied. No one does this. I don't even understand the logic behind this at all.
    1 point
  40. No you put in fitting defenders for each position, because otherwise a small guy will go by your bigs. Big lineup only if you care about the rebound. Not a lucky switch, but that happens. You have to switch otherwise somebody may/will be free at least some seconds to shot
    1 point
  41. I have seen enough of Pero. Dude couldn't hit shots and was watching rebounds. Moose played well down the stretch of the season but has been glued to the bench. Only reason he got in today because the Hawks were down big. NO MORE PERO. Jeff still shot awful but at least he was out there attacking. Hopefully he carries this into the next game but shoots better
    1 point
  42. You broke 2 golden rules here...You criticized Bud and that sacred Cow Antić! You will be on the watch list from now on. LOL!
    1 point
  43. We lowered the attendence until 2 games ago. Then the manager got fired and it was decided to support the team again. In the meantime 4 players signed new contracts with other teams, stating the fan atmosphere was lacking so much. Well we attended.the youth games of the club with 5k people during the time we didn't go to the real games. Usually they only get 50 people so. They were excited We lowered the attendence until 2 games ago. Then the manager got fired and it was decided to support the team again. In the meantime 4 players signed new contracts with other teams, stating the fan atmosphere was lacking so much. Well we attended.the youth games of the club with 5k people during the time we didn't go to the real games. Usually they only get 50 people so. They were excited
    1 point
  44. Oh I agree. Not sure what Bud was trying to prove. The only starter that he brought back in brought us nothing. Bring DMC back in instead of Korver and we win.
    1 point
  45. Big minutes for Dennis's development. Clutch free throws.
    1 point
  46. Pierce sucks. I love our fans doing a Paul Pierce Sucks chant. The guy is a first class asshole.
    1 point
  47. And here come the apologist also. Got our asses embarrassed today. Got to come out and play next game because we were never realy in this one
    1 point