Staying Focused in Milwaukee

Saturday, April 24, 2010
By Jon Newberry

The Hawks had an early shootaround this morning in Milwaukee from 8:30-9:30 am CST.

“Probably the earliest of the season,” according to Marvin Williams.

That, coupled with the weather (high of 55 degrees, currently 43, and thunderstorms in the forecast all day) have the team locked in on the objective of taking a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Bucks.

“We know what to expect,” Joe Johnson told the Associated Press on Friday. “We know we’re not going to have the crowd in our favor.”

Working in Atlanta’s favor is Milwaukee’s less than impressive record in playoff games at their current arena. While the Bucks are 58-40 all-time in home postseason games, they are only 11-16 at the Bradley Center.

Fans in Atlanta can tune in to the game tonight on Fox Sports South with the tip-off scheduled for 7pm.