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Preview and Game Thread #81: Miami Heat @ Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks 08-09 Playoff game #1/3


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Phillips Arena
April 14th, 2009, 7:00 PM
FS South, Hawks Radio NetworkNBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Someone PG Some dude named Craig
SG This other guy
This other someone
SF Rando McRandomson
A rookie
PF Joe Shmoe
11th man
C McSmiles Morris


Hawks Injury Report: Zaza and Acie are resting/still have back injuries. Mo Evans is still taking care of family issues.

Heat Injury Report: Udonis Haslem is definitely out and a host of others probably are too.

Blogging With the Enemy: Penisula is Mightier

Predicted bane of the Hawks existence: Chris Quinn

Game Preview:

I actually think all the Hawks starters will begin the game. I just don't think they will play that long. At least I hope they don't.

I am still excited about tonight though. How can you not be? Speedy might play. I feel like I am going to watch a college football spring game that just so happens to be against the team you are about to see in the bowl game. It is a weird dynamic, but I look forward to seeing some different guys play....and yelling at Solo.

The goal should be no injuries, rest for the starters, and don't get blown out in that order.

Since there really are not keys for this game, lets stick with a little over/under:

Number of

  • Randolph Morris traveling violations: 3
  • Blocks by Solomon Jones: 3
  • Goal tends by Solomon Jones: 3
  • Shots by Flip Murray: 21
  • Times a Hawk player falls tripping over his own feet: 2
  • Thomas Gardner three point attempts: 9
  • Number of knees Speedy hurts: 1
  • Mario West dunks: 3
  • Mario West fouls: 5.5

Got another over/under, spot the sniper that keeps tripping Solo, Nique say something inappropriate to fill time? Hit up the comments.

Go Hawks!