Resorting to Red

Saturday, January 22, 2011
By Jon Newberry

The Hawks hadn’t lost while wearing their red uniforms this season, so a night after scoring 59 points they must have figured it couldn’t hurt to tap into any kind of positive Karma they could find.

In the end the Hawks got exactly what they needed. They got a big (and efficient) offensive night from Joe Johnson (32 pts on 12/18 shooting). They got an active J-Smoove on both ends of the court (16 pts, 7 reb, 2 blk). They got a great game from Bibby after he was shut out the night before (14 pts, 8 REBOUNDS). Finally, Atlanta got great contributions from their role players. From Zaza, Mo and Damien Wilkins each played substantial minutes (over 26 apiece) and gave Coach Drew exactly what he wanted.