Two Good Ones For The Road

Thursday, November 5, 2009
By feo_admin

Barring a disaster Friday night in queen city, the Hawks have had a successful road trip.  A back and forth battle last night was not wasted by giving the game away to the Kings, and the Hawks deserved to win 113-105.  Throw in the win in Portland and there is no question the team has offensive moxie.

Jamal Crawford destroyed a team for the second straight night and the Hawks showed no signs of being pooped from a back to back scheduling situation. Joe Johnson hit shots late, Josh Smith took smart shots, and Al Horford ate up rebounds.

Five games in, the Hawks have scored 100 points or more four times, I like it. Five games in the Hawks have outscored every opponent in the fourth quarter, I like that too.  The slow starts, and playing better defense throughout the entire game still will be points of focus, but finishing teams off and sharing the basketball seems to trump the shortcomings of the team.  Things look well a week in folks.

3 Responses to “Two Good Ones For The Road”

  1. Anonymous Hawks Guy

    Great post BL, you’re right on top of it! Slow starts and playing defense throughout 4 quarters is key! But we’ll take the recent wins!

  2. Patrick

    With the exception of the 3rd Quarter at LA, these games have been so much fun to watch. I actually just moved to Atlanta and have never really been an NBA fan, half because I grew up in a city without a team and half because teams don’t play defense like they do in college. Watching the Portland game changed my opinion about the 2nd part…this team can play some defense, and play it well. After watching the most boring baseball playoffs in years (and that’s saying a lot), I’d be very happy if the Hawks can maintain this level of excitement.

  3. Anonymous Hawks Guy

    You are absolutely right Hawksgirl! They are taking each game one game at a time and not letting the last game affect the next game! The Bobcats tend to hang around every time the Hawks play them, but hopefully it shouldn’t be a problem tonight.

    Patrick, come and join the club, as we always welcome to become fans of our great Atlanta Hawks! Atlanta is a big melting pot where many people had to grow into becoming fans since most of the people was from somewhere else. We have tons of fans now and will only increase as the team continues to get better. Welcome bro, welcome :-)!