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Preview and Game Thread #67: Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks 08-09 Game #67


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Phillips Arena
March 13, 2009, 7:30 PM
Sports South, Hawks Radio NetworkNBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
TJ Ford PG Mike Bibby
Jarret Jack SG Joe Johnson
Danny Granger SF Mo Evans
Troy Murphy PF Josh Smith
Roy Hibbert C Al Horford


Hawks Injury Report: Marvin Williams and some dude named Craig.

Pacers Injury Report: Mike Dunleavy and his mustache are out. Jeff Foster is GTD. And Danny Granger is a game time decision after being out for a good long while. How nice of you to return Danny....

Blogging With the Enemy: Indy Cornrows

Predicted bane of the Hawks existence: I was going to say Jarret Jack, but I just have a gut feel Troy Murphy is going to hit some threes because Josh refuses to go out that far.

Game Preview:

The Hawks are 27-6 at home. That is ridiculous.

He is my favorite Hawk. I want to be best friends with him, but I will publicly ridicule big Al Horford if he does not post a double double again Roy Hibbert.

If Granger comes off his injury hot, hats off to him. However, expecting that he will not be in top flight form, the key to a Hawks victory is the front court dominating the decided advantage they have. If Joe Johnson or Mike Bibby can get hot, the Hawks only need to hold serve to win this ball game. What I am saying is I hope the Pacers get Jim Cramer-ed tonight by the Hawks.

But who are we kidding?  On Friday the 13th for the Atlanta Hawks coached by Mike Woodson, A 27-6 home record means less than nothing. The Hawks need to bring effort if they want to win. Any illusions of grander that have been built up over these last three games will quickly topple down as Jarret Jack reigns threes down on their going through the motion heads.

So you ready for two of the worst keys to a game ever?

1. Energy.

2. Take the dominance from the paper to the court.

Due to financial reasons, I will be neither at the game nor watching it somewhere fun. So if you choose to follow suit, meet me in the game thread.  As always, any reference to Davidson beating Roy Hilbert in his final collegiate game are strongly encouraged.

Go Hawks!