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Official Game Thread: Hawks at Bulls -- Play-In Game 1 of X!


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Wow!  I can't wait for ring ball.  will i live to see it?   

We just need to get a lead and hold it.  Derozan isn't going to bring them back with mid rangers but he can sure keep them in the lead if we're down by double digits in the fourth.  

Let's beat these suckers.  i can't cheer against the Hawks.

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20 minutes ago, lethalweapon3 said:

Bulls GameNotes cites Coby White as one of three players (Dejounte and Luka being the others) clearing minimums of 1,000 points, 400 assists, 350 rebounds, and 200 made 3FGs. White's 209 3FGs this season set Chicago's franchise record, although the Bulls could have used one more of them (0-for-3, whole team 8-for-31) when they lost the fourth-quarter lead and fell in OT, despite a valiant effort, on Sunday to the Knicks.

Coach Billy Donovan's club committed the fewest in-season TOs per game (12.2) in recorded franchise history (since at least 1973-74).

Chicago's 136 points in Atlanta, on February 12 when they beat the Hawks by ten, remains their highest scoring tally of the season, as is the 76-point second half. Dosunmu led the Bulls with 5 made 3FGs on just seven tries, while another Play-In pregame Questionable, Drummond, snatched a team-high three O-Rebs. 

While the Hawks should have Young and Murray to help close out this game, doing so will be tougher if the Hawks are playing from far behind in the fourth quarter. DeRozan led the NBA in fourth-quarter points and clutch PPG.

In the battle of Swiss-born centers, Clint Capela is the one who led the NBA in O-Rebs, and the one among three players (Gobert, Giannis) to have averaged a double-double in each of their past seven NBA seasons. The Hawks are the most susceptible to allowing fastbreak buckets when Capela gets flat-footed cherry-picking for potential putbacks (3rd-most opponent fastbreak points per-48), although Vooch and Chicago (2nd-fewest fastbreak points per-48) may be the ideal foe for this circumstance.

Bogi gets another chance to show out with Serbian fans in attendance. If he struggles out of the gate, somebody get Jalen Johnson to tell him that he overheard Quin calling him a Montenegrin.

 

~lw3

Bogi Montenegrin lol. This is really funny and it would actually work better than anything

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Hawks projected starters:

  • G Trae Young
  • G Dejounte Murray
  • W Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • F De’Andre Hunter
  • C Clint Capela

Hawks projected bench:

  • W Garrison Mathews
  • W/F Wesley Matthews
  • C Bruno Fernando

Unlikely to play:

  • G Trent Forrest
  • G Kobe Bufkin
  • W AJ Griffin
  • F Mouhamed Gueye

 

Mo Gueye unlikely to play?

We can't use Kobe perimeter Defense at all tonight?

Any Hawks player playing well, will see minimal minutes... FACT

But the ones stinking it up, will get 35+....Smdh

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3 minutes ago, terrell said:

Hawks projected starters:

  • G Trae Young
  • G Dejounte Murray
  • W Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • F De’Andre Hunter
  • C Clint Capela

Hawks projected bench:

  • W Garrison Mathews
  • W/F Wesley Matthews
  • C Bruno Fernando

Unlikely to play:

  • G Trent Forrest
  • G Kobe Bufkin
  • W AJ Griffin
  • F Mouhamed Gueye

 

Mo Gueye unlikely to play?

We can't use Kobe perimeter Defense at all tonight?

Any Hawks player playing well, will see minimal minutes... FACT

But the ones stinking it up, will get 35+....Smdh

This would be typical of our season if we don't play a real PF the whole play in game. 

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1 hour ago, macdaddy said:

This would be typical of our season if we don't play a real PF the whole play in game. 

But he'll probably throw his guy Trent Forrest out there thinking he can actually slow down Derozan White etc.. lol

Even Dosumnu is avg 21 pts in 3 games vs us this season..

Yeah,  the teacher's pet will probably be the 9th man..  smh

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1 hour ago, terrell said:

Hawks projected starters:

  • G Trae Young
  • G Dejounte Murray
  • W Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • F De’Andre Hunter
  • C Clint Capela

Hawks projected bench:

  • W Garrison Mathews
  • W/F Wesley Matthews
  • C Bruno Fernando

Unlikely to play:

  • G Trent Forrest
  • G Kobe Bufkin
  • W AJ Griffin
  • F Mouhamed Gueye

 

Mo Gueye unlikely to play?

We can't use Kobe perimeter Defense at all tonight?

Any Hawks player playing well, will see minimal minutes... FACT

But the ones stinking it up, will get 35+....Smdh

This better not be it for the non-starters. Play BIG Quin!!!

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We are better than the Bulls. We just have to play like a unit and swing that ball around. Thanks lw3 for gettin us ready! 
 

We doin any squawk chat room live???

 

Go Hawks!  🥳 
 

ps Bulls -3.5 per Vegas.

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28 minutes ago, JayBirdHawk said:

This better not be it for the non-starters. Play BIG Quin!!!

Drummond may be ruled OUT thank goodness.. 😂

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Instead of hoping that Trae and DJ score 60+ points and dish out 15+ assists, can we get our defensive guys to shine and pull out a game?

Capela - do not let Vuc or Drummond kill you on the boards

Bruno - same objective, but also provide that hustle energy on defense, leading to stops and takeaways.

Hunter - limit Derozan to sub 42% shooting and stop him at the end of game

 

 

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33 minutes ago, JayBirdHawk said:

This better not be it for the non-starters. Play BIG Quin!!!

This starting lineup just screams 150 points and ALOT of offensive rebounds for the Bulls.. lol

Maybe the Hawks can surprise me..

 

 

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7 minutes ago, bleachkit said:

Does shortening your rotation really help you? I'm not a big fan of that philosophy.

It does, but only when you have 6 - 8 high level players you can count on.

We're like a Spades hand.  We have 2 and a possible we can count on. 

And that number ( and player ) varies from game to game.

 

Quin needs to play 9+ players, in order to figure out which guys are going to provide that spark for the team.  At that point, you can shorten the rotation in the 2nd half, in order to maximize the personnel grouping for that particular game.

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3 minutes ago, JayBirdHawk said:

When you have a solid 8 sure....but Bruno and The Mat(t)hews ain it. You've got to take a chance on 9/10/11 to see who can elevate their game.

If Bruno and the Mat(t)hews have it going then that is fine.  But absolutely you can't be married to that if things aren't working.  Everyone on the team needs to be ready to play.

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