Game 6: "We're Ready"

Friday, April 30, 2010
By Jon Newberry

“We’re ready.” Simple words from Jamal Crawford summed up the Hawks determination entering tonight’s Game 6 where the Hawks look to survive and force the series back to Atlanta.

The stat sheet from Game 5 is deceiving. Al Horford and Marvin Williams each posted playoff career-highs (Marvin did it on 8-of-10 shooting). Atlanta outscored Milwaukee in the paint by 20 points (42-22). One bad stretch in the final four minutes was the main cause of the tough loss in a game that the Hawks outplayed the Bucks in most areas.

Now, with their backs against the wall, Atlanta must steal Game 6 on the road.

“It’s gonna be a battle,” said Coach Woodson after morning shootaround. “We dug a hole, and now we have to dig ourselves out of it.”