You gotta love the Hawks.They are by far the most unpredictable team in the playofffs.Who ever came up with the slogan" NOW YOU KNOW"?. What an irony. The classic slogan for the Hawks should be NOW YOU DONT KNOW. Lets look at the Hawks playoffs. They have had only 1 playoff game in 3 years where the defeat or win was not in double digits and that loss was probably the hardest to swallow.When you think you know the team, they pull one right out of the bag. The best analogy for the Hawks is having a crazy boy/girlfirend...Some days they show up and give you a very good time and other days, they just stand you up and make you very mad. That is the Hawks for you.There is no middle ground. There is no we lost a close game or win a close game.
We may not be able to predict the other series outcome, but at least we can expect the Lakers to win against the Jazz and we expect the Jazz to fight it out and keep in close in all the games. We expect the Celtics and Cavaliers to have a gruelling series with the games going back and forth. We expect the San Antonio spurs to grind it out against the run and gun Suns. But for the Hawks? WE HAVE NO IDEA. Not only do we not have any idea how the series will end, we have no idea how they will play. Anyone who thinks he has the Hawks fugured out is joking.
Lets look at the Milwaukee series. Everyone expected the Hawks to win easily after the first 2 blowout games.What do they do, they go and lose 3 straight. Everyone expects them to lose game 6 on the road where they have been horrible and what do they do? They go and blowout Milwaukee at home. Everyone expected a close game 7. What happens, they go and blowout Milwaukee. In a normal NBA series, after the first few games, both teams have each other figured out and you can almost predict how the series will end or at least what type of games to expect. But not the Hawks.Also, look at the other 7 games series the Hawks played against Miami and Boston. The blowouts continue even till game 7 ! So what do we expect from this series? Lets not fool ourselves. Nobody knows. The Hawks can come back and win game 2 or they can come out and LOSE BY 50!.This series can go 7 games, or it can end very quickly and ugly in 4. In the final analysis , the Hawks are the like the crazy , emotional and unpredicteable boy/girlfired. You just dont know what you are going to get. But at the end of the day, you still love them.
Note to Hawks media relations.Please change the slogan to "NOW YOU DONT KNOW". Nothing characterizes the Hawks better than that.