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Game Thread #14: Milwaukee @ Atlanta, November 26th

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Milwaukee Bucks
@ Atlanta Hawks

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008, 7:00 PM EST
Philips Arena

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WHO: Milwaukee (8-4) at Atlanta (8-5)

WHEN: 7pm

WHERE: Fox Sports South HD, Hawks Radio Network, NBA Audio League Pass

Injury Report: Josh Smith is out. Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut are out.

Game Notes

For Entertainment Purposes Only: Atlanta -7, 191.5 o/u

Blogging With the Enemy: Brew Hoop

Funny* Mike Woodson Quote of the Day: "The thing with us right now is we have the luxury of developing Acie. When we drafted Josh Smith and Josh Childress we didn’t have that luxury. We had to throw them to the wolves before they were ready. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes it’s not. If you put a young guy in a situation early where he fails so bad, he has a tough time recovering."

*Funny, I feel, whether he's dissembling to the press or whether he's serious. When has Woodson ever given Law a chance, within the same game, to recover from failure. Once Bibby came over last year, Law couldn't get any playing time in the second half of games in which he'd already played well.

Here's a newspaper story sure to engender respect amongst the readers of this blog: Tom Enlund of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about the Bucks' rebounding prowess in terms of their offensive and defensive rebounding percentages:

The Bucks are tops in total rebounding percentage (54.6% - the percentage of available rebounds that they actually get) and defensive rebounding percentage (77.4%), and are tied for fourth in offensive rebounding percentage (31.8%).

The Bucks rank fifth in total rebounds per game but that statistic can sometimes be skewed by a team's style of play.

Well played, sir.

Due to holiday traveling I may not see much of tonight's game. Due to the rigors of holiday fellowship I may not have a recap up tomorrow. Then again, I can be kind of dull to be around and a majority may be more than welcoming to the idea of me sitting somewhere typing about a boxscore for 90 minutes.

If I'm late in posting my Game 14 thoughts, I recommend you check out HawksStr8Talk. Heck, I recommend you check out HawksStr8Talk after every game. I wish I'd found it 12 games ago. The best thing about the Hawks' start to the season* is the proliferation of good Hawks blogs. It's one more thing to be thankful for this year.

*The best thing about the Hawks' start to the season is really that they've won more than 60% of their games but I do enjoy the blogging company.