Two For the Road
The Hawks aren’t worried about the three day break between Game 2 and Game 3 of their series with the Bucks. On the contrary, players with lingering injuries (like Joe Johnson and his thumb) welcome the time off as an opportunity to heal.
“We are professionals, that’s what we do,” said Johnson. “It would be good for us to come out and try to send a statement early. Kind of dictate how we want the tempo to be. The days off definitely helped my thumb.”
“We’re playing in a hostile environment with their fans,” added Coach Woodson. “It should be that way, but we just gotta go in and play like we played the last two games.”
Sekou Smith went deeper with Woodson’s feelings on the long layoff in the middle of the series in a recent entry in his Hangtime Blog on NBA.com.