Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:57 AM
I am worried about it tonight. We have been playing good of late but this one could give us fits. We are going to need big games from the 3 J's.
Interestingly, even though Philly has a bigger frontcourt, something tells me that they will try to wage war with our backcourt.
Jrue, Williams, Jodie, Evan, and AI vs. Teague, Joe, Marvin, Radman, Pargo,and T-Mac.
The question is what Marvin will show up. If Marvin can put the clamps on AI, we have a chance. I think it will be post up city with Joe on Jodie or whoever they put on him.
Interesting will be Smoove vs. Brand/Thad.
Even more interesting is will they try to stop Joe with Young? IVAN comes in and scares the piss out of Thad.
Last game, Craig Smith was not intimidated by IVAN...
Posted 20 January 2012 - 12:51 PM
He abosuletly embarassed Joe last season on both ends. I don't know if he's got that streak going again where he was defensively dominating every top wing scorer in the league last season but Joe was so worn out from trying to score on Iggy that Iggy was breaking his ankles on consecutive plays. Teague get's another opportunity to go at a PG from his draft class selected before him so we'll see if he's fired up.
AI I think will guard Joe.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:03 PM
Even still he had 12/8 in 21 mins but woulda done better with more time and not such a long break...he was rebounding well
Tmac had 8/6 in 27 mins so we got 20/14 from our sf position...if we can get that every night that'd be great (esp since they both also play strong defense)
Edited by Nicholasp27, 20 January 2012 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:44 PM
The Sixers' major frontcourt players don't get to the line an awful lot (5.7 FTAs/game combined among Brand+Thad+Hawes+Vuce combined, according to Liberty Ballers). A lot of trips to the line (and conversions) by the Hawks' frontline may make the difference.
Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:50 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:07 PM
#Hawks starting 'big' lineup w/ Jason Collins at PHI. Larry Drew says that's the "regular" lineup "for right now."
Looks like we gonna see a lot more of Collins now...ew
Yeah...looks like JaCo is our "designated starter for awhile at C. That's OK with me - he's big and occasionally does something good.
As far as this game goes - of course I want us to win every game - but as long as we play competitvely and don't get blown out I'm OK with the effort. Then come back home and get a win against CLE.
If I were LD I would unleash Ivan the Terrible a little extra tonight. May as well bruise them up a bit
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