Previewing Wizards Killing Hawks With Clubs
just ask Tang Hamilton (not pictured guarding Joe Johnson).
picture from flickr/vedia
>> After the 0-5 start, the Wizards got their first win of this 2007-2008 season against the Atlanta Hawks back on November 11th…..thanks to some guts and 15 rebounds from Antawn Jamison. Unfortunately, that game coincided with a 33-25 Redskins loss to the hated Philadelphia Eagles.
>> In game 25, a 97-92 Wizards loss to the Hawks, Washington survived a slow start to make the match really close down the stretch. Nick Young and DeShawn Stevenson both gave solid efforts, however the Wiz were unable to overcome a 32 point night from Joe Johnson and a +16 rebound margin for Atlanta.
>> Game 34: Wizards vs. Hawks in Atlanta. This one was even more exciting as the game went into overtime; Washington prevailed 102-98 thanks to Antonio Daniels with his game sealing bucket and 7 assists with 0 turnovers.
>> Tonight’s game is a big one for both teams….playoff implications. As I read on the Bullets Forever game 66 preview, the Hawks are tied with the New Jersey Nets for the 8th spot in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff race. Currently, the teams share a 28-38 record….disgusting.
>> Ivan Carter says that the Wizards should not overlook the Atlanta Hawks. Really? I mean, that goes without saying, doesn’t it? Can the Wizards afford to overlook anyone at this point? Can any potential NBA playoff team afford to look past an opponent? So many questions…..so many sports clichés.
>> One person who should never be overlooked is Antawn Jamison – he is your NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
>> Wizards Insider tells us that Brendan Haywood, who didn’t play against the Clippers on Saturday, should be good to go tonight….as are Caron Butler and Antonio Daniels.
>> Not sure if this story has any bearing on the playoff chances of the Atlanta Hawks…..but recently, a professional golfer named Tripp (you know he’s gotta be a douche to be named ‘Tripp’ with two ‘p’s) Isenhour killed a hawk as a result of immature frustration. T-ripp attended college in Atlanta (Georgia Tech). The red-shouldered hawk (Atlanta Hawk colors) died after it was struck by a ball as a result Isenhour aiming his golf swings in it’s direction. The event happened in Florida where the Washington Wizards will next travel to face the Orlando Magic.
On that note, the game blog will be on Bullets Forever tonight.