Hawks, baby! Go light a candle for good health and celebrate the 33rd (!) Hawks win of the season. THEY WON FOUR GAMES IN FIVE NIGHTS ON THE ROAD! Don't get haughty or nitpick things right now, folks, just enjoy winning like this franchise has never experienced before.
Ok, where to start, hmmmm....Let's try here:
Al Horford is back to automagic BOSS mode right now. 11-14, 22 points, nine rebounds and and a steal in 34 minutes.
As I said on Twitter earlier, anytime the Hawks play the Bulls is a great time to remind that the Bulls essentially decided to roster Kirk Hinrich over Korver before they traded Korver for a sack of magic cap beans to the Hawks. Too late for a thank you card?
Oh, Korver was 7-9 from three and KORVER HANDS blocked two more shots. Oh, and his contract goes down in dollars again next year. Danny Ferry, watching from his exile bungalow somewhere in the rafters of Philips Arena smirks knowingly.
Hinrich and Derrick Rose shot 6-15 from long range themselves, Pau Gasol had 22 points, 15 rebounds and the Bulls played their core four (Gasol, Rose, Gibson and Jimmy "Minutes" Butler) all over 37 minutes tonight....and still lost to a Hawks team on the last of a 4 games in 5 nights roadie by eight. Yeesh.
Elton Brand had a REVENGE game (ok, not really) and scored six points and five rebounds in 13 minutes. In a related story, I love that guy!
The Hawks had 10 steals, committed only nine turnovers and had 31 assists. That this has become expected is fantastically awesome development. Enjoy the ridiculous efficiency, Hawks fans. Just plain enjoy it.
Dennis Schröder didn't play due to an undisclosed injury, we think, because Viv tweeted out something about Dennis emerging from a locker room fog with some kind of fix-it thing near his foot or something, I don't know. I was too busy basking in the what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-my-team-mania.
Folks, the Hawks have 33 wins, which is something this franchise used to cut the ribbon on sometime in March. It's January 17th. The Hawks have played 41 games. That's 33-8. I thought 48 wins for the year. They'd have to go 15-26 the rest of the way to only make that mark, which I thought was fair at the time.
Yup, time to go light another candle. Hawks, baby!