Game 1 Shootaround Update
Not a lot of breaking news from Hawks camp this morning. Everyone is healthy and seems ready to go against the Magic tonight.
As for Orlando, word is that J.J. Redick will be active and available. Redick averaged over 10 points per game this season for the Magic, but was forced to miss the last 17 games of the regular season with injuries. He has not appeared in live action since March 11.
“It’s totally different, everything’s newer,” said sixth-man Jamal Crawford. “It’s a fresh start for us, you know, totally different arena. It feels different.”
As this post is being written the Pacers finished up the third quarter against the Chicago Bulls with an eight point lead. The 8-seed Pacers had never trailed the top-seed Bulls. I am not saying I am confident that Indiana will maintain the lead, but it is just another example of how anything can happen in the NBA postseason.