Monday, February 05, 2007

Thunderblog!!!

11:40 - Josh Smith with a jumper, answered by Vujacic, answered by Zaza. Where's Zaza been this year, by the way? He's had the sharpest drop-off of any Hawk. He promptly makes a jumper.

9:44 - We're struggling to get a defensive rebound right now, mainly because the Lakers are getting to the hoop and breaking the Hawks' defensive shape.

9:13 - A classic Zaza play from last year. He grabs an offensive rebound is a totally ungainbly fashion and gets to the line. All effort and limbs flying everywhere.

8:10 - Childress gets back to the line. This is becoming a pattern for him. If he hits the free throws, he'll have 11 points on three shots from the field. Pareto optimal result! Of course, he missed both.

7:00 - Make fun of Kobe all you want, but he makes about five shots every game where you just look at him and mutter. There's no defending him much of the time. And as soon as I say some nice things, he flops to draw a call on Joe.

5:23 - This is like the Florida-Georgia game. Kobe buries a deep three and half the crowd goes nuts. Joe buries a three and the other half goes nuts. Kobe then hits a ridiculous shot falling into the right corner with two defenders on him. Mike Woodson breaks the momentum with a timeout. Phooey.

5:02 - Kobe seems to do this on each trip to Atlanta. He put on a show here in '02 or '03 when he buried three or four threes in Ira Newble's mug, with each one more difficult than the last. The Florida fans were chanting "MVP!" by the end of the streak. Camaro-driving motherf***ers.

4:21 - Kobe gives the ball up and Smush f***ing Parker hits the dagger. His first basket of the game. 80-72. Bollocks!

1 comment:

I'm a Realist said...

Masochism - gratification gained from pain, deprivation, degradation, etc., inflicted or imposed on oneself, either as a result of one's own actions or the actions of others, esp. the tendency to seek this form of gratification.

I think liveblogging the hell out of a Hawks game, any Hawks game qualifies.

Michael, might I suggest psychiatric help?