Oh. It’s You.
Pardon us Atlanta Hawks fans for not trumpeting the arrival of your Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson, just in time for Game 1 in this opening round of the NBA Playoffs, here at the Highlight Factory (5:30 PM Eastern: GET DOWNTOWN EARLY!, SportSouth, TNT, YES Network). We trust you can find your own way back to the floor.
Most Hawks fans were hoping Joe and his underwhelming supporting cast would be watching the playoffs from the c...
“Now, that’s what I call a DEEP dish!”
Onto The Last One!
For Chicago Bulls fans, tonight’s regular season finale at the United Center with the Atlanta Hawks (60-21) brings a bit of a conundrum. Beat the Hawks, and their Bulls lock themselves into the 3-seed in the “OMFG LEBRON!” sub-bracket of the Eastern Conference Playoffs, taking on Jason Kidd’s fear-inducing deer in the opening round. Chicago (49-32) might prefer to land in what’s perceived as the kinder, gentler sub-bracket that’s headlined by Atlanta, perhaps getting an early shot at vengeance against the 5-seed Wizards.
They’ve had their Phil.
17 seconds left, tie game. Tim Hardaway, Jr. collects the pass from the top of the arc after an offensive rebound. Hardaway backs up and drives left, springing free from a confused Elfrid Payton as the Magic’s interior defense sags. Sensing an opening, Hardaway, who shot 3-for-15 from the field to this point, lofts up a 25-foot bomb. This one goes swish! The Knicks are gonna win!
And the fan reaction, from back home from Manhattan? “BOO!”
The poor, poor...