Some pre-game notes:
But if Cho isn't talking, he at least appears to be working the phone lines. One Blazers player and one source within the organization said Cho has inquired about the availability of Atlanta guard Jamal Crawford, only to be rebuffed by the Hawks.
(My only question is what are they offering)
The Hawks should win this game and the temptation is to say it won’t tell us anything about them. But the thing the Hawks almost always do win this kind of game. Their troubles against the good teams have been well documented, and they have to start winning more games like Thursday in Boston to be considered legit contenders in the East. But until the Hawks figure that part out, there’s something to be said for handling their business against the league’s also-rans.
(Does this qualify as a jinx? Sorry MC.)
"There is a high probability as the season wears on he may not play on back-to-back nights," Drew said. "From what I am told, that may be a little bit too much on his knee. Now that Damien is here I am able to buy Mo a little time with his minutes. I certainly don't want to do anything that will be a setback."
Post Game Reactions
Bad night for Jamal. He took just six shots, making one, and had five turnovers to offset four assists. He said his back was bothering him and he’s not sure if he will play Thursday.
Detroit's plan was clear: attack Mike Bibby or Jamal Crawford in the half-court offense and push the ball up the floor to take advantage of Atlanta's poor transition defense.