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Preview and Game Thread #73: San Antonio Spurs @ Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks 08-09 Game #73


@ Atlanta-hawks_medium
Phillips Arena
March 25, 2009, 7:00 PM
FS South, Hawks Radio NetworkNBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Tony Parker PG Mike Bibby
Roger Mason Jr.
SG Joe Johnson
Michael Finley SF Mo Evans
Matt Bonner PF Josh Smith
Tim Duncan C Al Horford


Hawks Injury Report: Marvin Williams and some dude named Craig. Acie Law has a hurt back but probably will not play regardless.

Spurs Injury Report: Manu might make his return against the Hawks if I could dislike him more. 

Blogging With the Enemy: Pounding the Rock, 48 Minutes of Hell

Predicted bane of the Hawks existence: Tony Parker

Game Preview:

Comparing Mike Bibby's defense to Al Horford's defense is a little like placing 24 ounce Sweetwater from Gorins in the CNN center next to glass of three day old O'Douls. And Al Horford is not an exceptional defender.

With that said here are the keys to the game.

  1. Make Tim Duncan beat you not Tony Parker. Mostly because I know for a fact Tony Parker can beat the Hawks.
  2. If Manu is back, do not give provide a flashlight so he can find his rhythm. Flashlight is a clever different way of saying don't put him on the line.
  3. Josh Smith meet Matt Bonner. Matt Bonner meet Josh Smith.


A big project is keeping me away from the arena, and this game is going to keep me away from my project. See you in the game thread. Be ready for some hot Flip!

Go Hawks!