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ManRam
04-21-2011, 11:37 PM
Game 3: Series Tied 1-1
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Friday, April 22, 2011
8:00 p.m. ET
ESPN2


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Kirk Hinrich--------------------Jameer Nelson

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Joe Johnson--------------------Jason Richardson

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Josh Smith--------------------Hedo Turkoglu

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Al Horford--------------------Brandon Bass

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Jason Collins--------------------Dwight Howard

Preview


ATLANTA (AP) -- Al Horford still remembers the thrilling atmosphere when the Hawks were at home during the 2008 playoffs.

The team was a huge underdog against the top-seeded Boston Celtics but took the series to the max by winning all three games in Atlanta -- spurred on by raucous sellout crowds that caught everyone off guard with their intensity.

"Electric," said Horford, the Hawks' All-Star forward. "I've played in big college games. They were like a college crowd. It was such a rush being here. That year, I think the Celtics were a little taken aback and surprised by that."

This season, the home court has seemed more like a disadvantage to the Hawks. They had just 24 wins at Philips Arena, playing before thousands of empty seats most nights. More troubling, there were plenty of blowouts among the 17 losses -- more, in fact, than any team with a winning record in NBA history.

"That's crazy, ain't it?" forward Marvin Williams said. "In the past, we've played really well at home and struggled at times at home. Well, we've become a better road team, a much better road team, but at home it's just been up and down this year."

New York (23-18) was the only playoff team to win fewer home games.

The Hawks know they've got to reverse that trend to take advantage of splitting the first two games in Orlando. Game 3 is Friday night.

"I wish I could put my finger on it," Atlanta coach Larry Drew said after practice Thursday. "I just think our guys have played with a little bit more sense of urgency on the road. I think they play on the road like their backs are against the wall. It's us against the world on the road."

Indeed, the Hawks have improved dramatically away from home, just missing out on a winning record (20-21) with a mark that was their best in a full season since 1997-98.

But, ohhhh, how they struggled at home, winning 10 fewer games at Philips Arena than a year ago. And some of those performances were downright ugly. A 41-point loss to New Orleans. A 34-point blowout by Philadelphia. A 33-point rout against Chicago. Two other defeats by at least 20 points.

Now, we get to the chicken-or-the-egg question.

The Hawks have never been one of the league's better-drawing teams, and attendance dipped this year to an average of less than 16,000 per game. Even those numbers -- which ranked 22nd in the NBA -- were clearly padded. Many nights, it appeared that less than 10,000 were actually in the seats. Things have gotten so bad the team actually put up a black curtain in the upper deck, cordoning off several sections of nosebleed seats that probably weren't going to be sold anyway.

So, did the drop-off in attendance lead an emotionally fragile team to tank some games? Or did the poor showings at Philips cause more fans to stay home?

"On the road, we're much more focused," Horford said. "At home, there were times we didn't necessarily feel like that we had that confidence from the crowd. But I think our crowd feeds off what we do. So, if we have some highlight plays and we get it going, I think the crowd really buys into that."

But, he had to concede, it's discouraging to play before so many empty seats, or to have your own crowd cheering for the opponent.

"I think some of the guys feel like we've reached the point where we're a good team, but we're not getting that support we need," Horford said. "I can understand that's a little frustrating. But I know there's some loyal Hawk fans out there."

That wasn't the case in last year's second-round playoff series against the Magic. Already staggering from two double-digit losses in Orlando, things turned downright nasty for the Hawks once they got back home.

On the way to taking the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, the team was booed by its own crowd in Game 3 -- prompting star guard Joe Johnson to say he "couldn't care less" if anyone showed up for the next contest. They did, and bombarded Johnson with more heckling every time he touched the ball.

Even though the team has already sold out Game 3 -- only a few hundred standing-room tickets remain -- Johnson wasn't ready to proclaim that everyone will be cheering for the Hawks. He remembers a 24-point loss to the Lakers back in February, which seemed more like a Los Angeles home game with so many fans rooting for Kobe Bryant and the defending NBA champions.

"I don't know what to expect," Johnson said. "We'll see."

The Hawks are promoting a "Dwight-Out" for next two games -- encouraging all fans to wear white in hopes of rattling Magic star Dwight Howard.

Bring it on, said Howard.

The Atlanta native expects to feel the brunt of the crowd's wrath, even in his hometown, after averaging 39.5 points and 19 rebounds during the first two games of the series.

"I guess they make it a point, since I'm the hometown guy, to try to bug me the whole game," Howard said. "So I'm just going to not think about it and just focus on us."

Orlando's Ryan Anderson said it's important to silence the Atlanta fans -- or even turn them against the Hawks, the way the Magic did a year ago.

"Obviously it's fun to shut a crowd up and that's something we can do," Anderson said. "I know last year in Atlanta, that's something that we did. And that can be an advantage, too, when you have the crowd going against a (home) team."

Horford wants a repeat of three years ago.

"We need our fans to pick it up to a new level," he said. "We need a Boston-Hawks atmosphere in here."

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Associated Press Writer Kyle Hightower in Orlando, Fla., contributed to this report.

Crackadalic
04-21-2011, 11:38 PM
hawks got this

NBA_Starter
04-21-2011, 11:52 PM
Hawks are so difficult to figure out which team will show up, I'll take the Magic

SteBO
04-21-2011, 11:56 PM
I'm taking the Magic here. They're just a better team in my opinion, but they have to play smart.

ManRam
04-21-2011, 11:56 PM
I feel pretty optimistic. I think our defense is clearly better. We were getting wide looks all game long in game 2, we just couldn't make an open shot for the life of us. The Hawks on the other hand were struggling to get open looks. They got 9 of their points on crazy deep 30+ foot three point buzzer beaters. We consistently were forcing them to take bad shots.

We just need someone to step up. We've been a two man show these playoffs.

Also, Gil may be in jeopardy of his back-up spot....which is news I welcome.

Avenged
04-22-2011, 12:14 AM
Go Magic! Only team out East I don't really dislike.

Raph12
04-22-2011, 03:13 AM
Go Magic! Only team out East I don't really dislike.

I'll drink to that :cheers:

Literally :p

BleedingGreen9
04-22-2011, 04:28 AM
dwight is just 2 strong

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 07:15 AM
Go Magic! Only team out East I don't really dislike.

When did this happen?

Baller1
04-22-2011, 12:09 PM
I think Orlando gets their home court advantage back.

iggypop123
04-22-2011, 12:15 PM
espn2? its like being put on nbatv again

ManRam
04-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Gil is reportadly close to losing his back-up spot :laugh:

Not to call you out JB (doubt you even read this), but you still think a reason Dwight shouldn't be MVP is because they have Gil, a guy you say can carry a team??

Gil has been such a waste. I seriously do prefer Duhon at this moment in time. I prefer Jameer playing 40 minutes either way, but Duhon over Gil for sure. Actually, just let Hedo or JJ run the point for a few minutes.

Baller1
04-22-2011, 12:21 PM
I haven't seen a ton of Magic games this year, but has Gilbert seriously been consistently that bad? If so, any reason as to why? He was such a gifted player. It's crazy how some people can be so affected by injuries while others come back from them like nothing ever even happened.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 12:27 PM
I haven't seen a ton of Magic games this year, but has Gilbert seriously been consistently that bad? If so, any reason as to why? He was such a gifted player. It's crazy how some people can be so affected by injuries while others come back from them like nothing ever even happened.

He has. He had one big game, but that's just because he shot like 9 threes and made like 6 of them (I forget exactly how many). He can't get around a defender. It's sad. I joke about how he can't even get past an oak tree...because at times I actually doubt if he could.

He admitted he was a bit cautious about jumping. Clearly all his injuries are messing with him mentally. If you don't have confidence, you don't have much. He also clearly isn't 100%, because the speed and burst isn't there.

I prefer Duhon because he shoots just as well (poorly), and he actually defends. He's not a TO machine like Gil is.

I actually prefer neither of them. Like I said, run Hedo at the point for the 8-10 minutes Jameer isn't playing (Jameer never should play under 36-38 minutes for the rest of the playoffs).

KnicksorBust
04-22-2011, 12:50 PM
I'll keep saying it the whole way through. The Magic are the sleeper team of this year's playoffs. They have the talent, they have the experience, and they have Dwight Howard, the most destructive 2way force in this series. Magic have a real chance to sweep the next 3 games and move on. That game 1 vs. ATL will look like a blip on the radar 2 weeks from now when they are 2-2 with the Bulls.

jp611
04-22-2011, 12:53 PM
I think we'll have another close game here, but Magic win

SB75
04-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Hawks!!!!

Anon
04-22-2011, 05:59 PM
I think Orlando takes this one comfortably. First game the pressure is on the Hawks. Magic will shoot better. Hawks will rely on their old, dribble, dribble, dribble, throw up a bad shot offense.

JordansBulls
04-22-2011, 06:06 PM
Hawks in this one.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 06:13 PM
I think Hawks win this one

Avenged
04-22-2011, 06:36 PM
When did this happen?

Bulls fans are talking down upon the Lakers and it annoyed me so I switched teams out East. :laugh2:

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 06:46 PM
I've got the Hawks winning tonight.I ultimately have the Magic winning the series though but its not gonna be easy.This series is gonna go like 6 or 7 games imo.

The Hawks seem to have the formula to make things difficult for Orlando.Let Howard get his but smother everyone else.I wouldn't be shocked if the Hawks somehow won this series,although I don't see it happening.

Tha Truth
04-22-2011, 06:58 PM
I have the Magic taking tonights game.

If Howard is good with playing 48 minutes again it will be tough for the Hawks. More dunks, more blocks and more foul trouble for the Hawks' bigs.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Josh Smith doesn't even try on the tip off :laugh:

Let's go Magic!

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:18 PM
Atlanta is getting a ton of open looks...that was not the case in game 2.

jbeezy
04-22-2011, 08:20 PM
Nice move by Howard :clap:

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:24 PM
Howard's offense game does look so "fluid"...as Barry said.

Hedo, on the other hand, looks as ugly as possible. He's killing us.

Our interior defense is lacking. We look indifferent, and we aren't providing help defense at all.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:26 PM
Something to note: Gil is not in. Going with JJ and Hedo as the ball-handlers.

Stan mentioned that Gil might not keep his back-up job. I like that. He's terrible.

NYMetros
04-22-2011, 08:29 PM
You can also complain about Hedo going 4-16 and 2-9 in the first 2 games, Barry.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Our offense is putrid. Howard is the only semblance of consistency, and all we do to get it to him is force bad passes to him when he hasn't even established position.

Ugh.

macc
04-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Hedo is being really active which is good to see. Let's see how well this works out for us putting him at the 1

TheRunKiller
04-22-2011, 08:35 PM
Hawks would be a lot better if they got a real C and put Horford at the PF

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:35 PM
It's great to have JJ back.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:38 PM
Thrilled it's tied...

We shot well, but we played horribly.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 08:40 PM
I just had to come in and say that I love Childish Gambino getting in that Dwight commercial.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:46 PM
And time to put Dwight back in...

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:51 PM
We suck.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 08:51 PM
Almost think that foul could've gone either way on the first look.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:52 PM
Ball don't lie.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 08:52 PM
Interesting call. Looked like Johnson kind of initiated the contact.


Either way, he blows both FTs.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 08:56 PM
We're really trying hard to get other guys going. I like posting up Richardson; that's working. JJ made some shots, but besides that, we just have nothing on offense.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 08:57 PM
Johnson started bumming when I picked him up in fantasy.:(

jiggin
04-22-2011, 08:59 PM
if anyone wants to watch this game online I found an active site streaming the game...shoot me a PM and I'll give you the link.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:00 PM
Zaza with the beautiful flop.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:00 PM
if anyone wants to watch this game online I found an active site streaming the game...shoot me a PM and I'll give you the link.

ESPN3.com? ;)

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:02 PM
I still love Kirk. Except when we play against him.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:02 PM
We really need to start getting Dwight going. Screw everyone else.

This team is beyond frustrating. Be glad you aren't a Magic fan if you aren't. They're torturous.

jiggin
04-22-2011, 09:03 PM
ESPN3.com? ;)

I have the celtics game there...maybe I am just missing this game on the site...my bad.

EDIT: nevermind, found it. Peace Pipe...you no my friend no mo'!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:03 PM
It could be worse, MannyRammer.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
It could be worse, MannyRammer.

It could be. I'd rather my team consistently suck than be as much of a roller-coaster of inconsistency as we are. It's painful knowing how good we can be, but watching us not be.

So inconsistent. It really is painful.

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Joe Johnson baby!

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Stop ****ing jacking terrible shots :bang:

Give it to Dwight, you know...the only good player on this team.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:06 PM
This is ****ing pathetic.

No one is even looking for Dwight, and again, we're clanking open shot after open shot. Ugh.

macc
04-22-2011, 09:06 PM
How about this for a game plan. Only shoot 3's. That's it.....Sounds like a plan

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 09:20 PM
Like I said before the Hawks match up almost perfectly with the Magic.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:25 PM
Like I said before the Hawks match up almost perfectly with the Magic.

Which is weird, because last year we handled them.

The only difference is that Richardson and Hedo aren't playing as well as Carter and Lewis did last year. Those two have crippled us.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 09:30 PM
Which is weird, because last year we handled them.

The only difference is that Richardson and Hedo aren't playing as well as Carter and Lewis did last year. Those two have crippled us.

Howard is your-guys only defender now & when the Hawks get hot ya'll dont have the defense to stop but ya'll got the offense to score with em if hot.;)

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:36 PM
Howard is your-guys only defender now & when the Hawks get hot ya'll dont have the defense to stop but ya'll got the offense to score with em if hot.;)

Our defense was solid in game 2...tonight it's been terrible. Dwight's our only above average defender, but SVG is a great defensive coach.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink"...

So true (I still hate you Barry). We're creating open looks, we just can't score.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 09:40 PM
Our defense was solid in game 2...tonight it's been terrible. Dwight's our only above average defender, but SVG is a great defensive coach.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink"...

So true (I still hate you Barry). We're creating open looks, we just can't score.

How long do you see this series going?I've got 6 maybe 7 games.

Crackadalic
04-22-2011, 09:42 PM
Give the ball to Dwight. Why they keep jacking up shots?

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:44 PM
If Dwight doesn't get 15 more points this game, we'll lose. We need to win by giving him the ball. I'm sick of these deep shots. If you aren't making them, and haven't for three games, try getting better shots for either you or someone else.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 09:44 PM
havent been watchin the game until now but i see dwight is goin off

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:45 PM
Atlanta is settling way too much.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:45 PM
havent been watchin the game until now but i see dwight is goin off

Now he is, but in the 1st half we weren't giving it to him.


Defense has stepped up too. We're contesting their deep shots. Thank God.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:48 PM
Bass is deadly from mid-range. I'll take that shot any day from him.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:49 PM
Man, possible 6 point swing there.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:49 PM
If I had one bullet: Hedo Turkoglu.

Can't believe that rimmed out for JJ. That would have been huge. Big point swing because of that miss.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Turk finally hits one! Hallelujah.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:54 PM
Michael Jordan of Turkey. Poor Turkey.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:56 PM
Barry has whipped out that Butler/UConn game line in all three games now...

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 09:57 PM
Oh myyyy, what a move.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Jameer has been really off tonight. Hopefully he steps it up in the 4th.

Our offense blows chunks. Why we abandoned Dwight later in that quarter, yet again, is beyond me.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 09:59 PM
Jameer has been really off tonight. Hopefully he steps it up in the 4th.

Our offense blows chunks. Why we abandoned Dwight later in that quarter, yet again, is beyond me.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:03 PM
Nice move by Dwight

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:05 PM
Jameer from way downtown!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:05 PM
So many dumb Atlanta shots...

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:06 PM
They're taking bad shots, but we are definitely playing much better defense too, and not letting them get easy looks.

Josh Smith is the biggest culprit for them. He is taking bad shots, and it's not because of our defense in his case.

allSUAVE
04-22-2011, 10:08 PM
Lets go MAGICS!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:08 PM
The Magic defense has definitely been better, but Atlanta doesn't really even look like they're trying to force the issue right now.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:08 PM
I'm so happy JJ got healthy for this series. Our bench gets crushed when he isn't playing...but when he is, it's an asset.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:08 PM
There's the Crawford special.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:09 PM
We've made a lot of dumb fouls...that was the dumbest of them.

Ugh.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:09 PM
Not sure he was touched, couldn't tell from those last two angles...

Cano4prez
04-22-2011, 10:09 PM
Isn't Crawford the all time leader for 4 pt plays?

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:10 PM
So many dumb Atlanta shots...

It is getting ridiculous.

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:10 PM
Crawford is GOAT.

ne3xchamps
04-22-2011, 10:10 PM
this looks like the most even talented series in the east for the first round. this series is going better then the others.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:13 PM
Gotta be Dwight time. We aren't looking for him. Don't know what Nelson is doing there.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Hawks need to forget about the jumpers and be aggressive like that!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Oh whatever, Zaza.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:14 PM
I'm gonna lose it if Dwight doesn't touch it next possession. This is inexcusable.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Oh whatever, Zaza.

Are you ****ing kidding me?

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
fadeaway :pity:

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Still plenty of time, but the magic need to start dumping it down low to Howard now.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Dwight is so ****ing immature. If the Magic are gonna win he needs to stop being so stupid. Should've been his 4th foul too.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Dwight's getting frustrated...I don't blame him. That is a tough call though.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:16 PM
Are you ****ing kidding me?

There was nothing that bad on that play?

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:16 PM
GET THE ****ING BALL TO DWIGHT!!!!

I don't get this team, I really don't. We're so dumb.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:17 PM
There was nothing that bad on that play?

Dwight elbowed Zaza pretty damn hard after the play.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:17 PM
Dwight elbowed Zaza pretty damn hard after the play.

No he didn't. He barely raised it :shrug:

Dwight's guilty of elbows a lot, but that wasn't one of them.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:18 PM
Dwight elbowed Zaza pretty damn hard after the play.

Didn't see after the play, if it happened. All I saw was the slow-mo replay ESPN showed, which wasn't much at all.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:19 PM
Didn't see after the play, if it happened. All I saw was the slow-mo replay ESPN showed, which wasn't much at all.

Oh, well they were complaining to the refs for a few seconds after too. It would've been a flagrant foul during the game I think.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:20 PM
No he didn't. He barely raised it :shrug:

Dwight's guilty of elbows a lot, but that wasn't one of them.

They didn't show the replay of after the play I guess. They did on the network I'm watching on.

Crackadalic
04-22-2011, 10:21 PM
I still dont understand why there not giving Dwight the ball

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:21 PM
I guess not, because I'm not bias with Dwight - when he does something stupid, I get pissed...but everything they showed on ESPN2 didn't show anything.


But again, why the **** haven't we just been feeding Dwight. SVG is offensively challenged.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:22 PM
Taking Crawford out? Maybe just for a breather, hopefully.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:24 PM
Don't start this crap, PSD.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:25 PM
At least the Magic have the right idea now.

And the Hawks keep playing ****ing iso. :pity:

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:25 PM
I think PSD is schedule to go to the crapper at 10:30 ET.

Lakerhead4ever
04-22-2011, 10:25 PM
Magics should handle this team! what iis going on

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:26 PM
Taking Crawford out? Maybe just for a breather, hopefully.

Quick rest :jumpy:

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:26 PM
What an intense game.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:26 PM
Wtf?

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Ut oh!

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Magics should handle this team! what iis going on

We aren't giving Dwight touches, and we're still clanking so many wide open shots...

Come on Richardson.


Wow. He's pissed. Dwight had to tackle him.

Wow.

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Its getting ugly.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Uh oh.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Rich is pisssssed

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:27 PM
I think PSD is schedule to go to the crapper at 10:30 ET.

Yeah, it's been at about the same time every day of the playoffs.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Richardson might have gotten himself a suspension...

FaM0us Skins
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
lol Jrich slapped Pachulia

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Dwight is to blame, Zaza is to blame, and Richardson is a moron.

Kick Richardson out, he sucks. JJ>J-RIch.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
I have no idea what just happened...

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Howard is a punk for that. Racked Zaza's face.

m26555
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Richardson might have gotten himself a suspension...
Pachulia might have, too. That looked like a headbutt.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
I'd honestly welcome a Richardson suspension. Give JJ 30 minutes a night.

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Dwight clearly tried to elbow Zaza in the head. R-Rich is an idiot for reacting that way.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:28 PM
j-rich and zaza should be ejected and d12 a tech

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:29 PM
I don't think it's much of a coincidence how often Dwight and Zaza are in the middle of these kinds of things.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:29 PM
I think a head butt is as bad as a slap. If you connect with that, you do a lot more damage.

Dwight did swing that arm, but I don't think it was dirty. Unecessary, sure, but Zaza didn't need to react with the shove, and then the head butt.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:29 PM
Pachulia might have, too. That looked like a headbutt.

I think they will both be suspended.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
That hurts the Hawks more than the Magic for sure.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
Bye Bye, J-Rich and Zaza.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
I think it's the right thing to eject them both.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
j-rich and zaza should be ejected and d12 a tech

That's basically what I take out of it too.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
dwight goin to the head and j-rich is a ****** for comin at zaza like that....zaza there is no reason for a headbutt....i know its hard to keep urself contamed but u dont wanna hurt ur team like that

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
That hurts the Hawks more than the Magic for sure.

Definitely.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
It looked like both Zaza and Dwight shoved/swung their arms at the same time on that replay. Zaza was coming up before Dwight made contact...

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:31 PM
Zaza isn't going to Allow Orlando to eat at his restaurant huh?

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Zaza is cleary more important to the Hawks than J-Rich to the Magic. This sucks for the Hawks.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Dwight hasn't been called for anything all night and I think that's a little ridiculous.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
Sounds like a T on Dwight too!

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
As I type that :laugh2:

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
i know dwight gets hacked alot but this dude is constantly giving cheap shots...cmon dwight ur an awesome player keep ur head bro they cant stop u

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:32 PM
:laugh: at Dwight's reaction. He's gonna get another one for complaining.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
I think the refs got it 100% right...

Dwight still is shooting two though, right?

AntiG
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Dwight with his usual dirty play.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
I love them playing Darude during this. :laugh2:

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
j-rich and zaza should be ejected and d12 a tech

i hit it right on the head

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
dwight goin to the head and j-rich is a ****** for comin at zaza like that....zaza there is no reason for a headbutt....i know its hard to keep urself contamed but u dont wanna hurt ur team like that

Both have to know better!

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Wtf Crawford :facepalm:

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
damn crawford u gotta make that bro

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Atlanta can take a look at the missed Technical FTs if they lose this.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Its getting personal now.This just makes series a lil interesting now.But I wish it would hurry up & end b/c im trying to watch friday night fights.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:33 PM
Dwight does swing those bows, but if any player showed constraint during that all, it was him. He bear hugged and restrained Richardson incredibly quickly.

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:34 PM
I see Jamal Crawful is out.

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Dwight with his usual dirty play.

This. Elbows made of stone.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:34 PM
Stupid shot selection by Joe

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Gotta hold on to that. :pity:

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Lol Jamal Crawful

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
J.J. rushed that one!

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Nelson is so clutch. He loves 4th quarters.

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
big shot nelson!

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
If Dwight fouls out this game is over. Gotta be careful now.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:35 PM
johnhollinger John Hollinger

Looks like he's saying a tech on Howard too. He started this whole thing. League will look very closely at that elbow.

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:36 PM
Joe Johnson annoys me. Your getting paid like 120 million. Play aggressive and demand more out of your team.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:36 PM
atl is fallin apart they keep shooting and missing they look horrible right now....the look like a defeat team gotta step it up..

wheres joe johnson at:shrug:???????? max contract my:moon:

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:36 PM
How many T's does Dwight have and do they carry over for the playoffs?

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
johnhollinger John Hollinger

Looks like he's saying a tech on Howard too. He started this whole thing. League will look very closely at that elbow.

I'd bet my life he doesn't get suspended.

I thought Hollinger was a Dwight dick-rider and a Rose-hater ;)

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
How many T's does Dwight have and do they carry over for the playoffs?

They don't carry over.

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
Who do Bulls fan wanna face out of these two teams?

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
I'd bet my life he doesn't get suspended.

I thought Hollinger was a Dwight dick-rider and a Rose-hater ;)

He is. :)

allSUAVE
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
The NBA needs to be Like that, some fights make the League tough again.

This AIANT NO WWE!

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:37 PM
I'm telling you, Bass' midrange game is deadly.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Bass

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Who do Bulls fan wanna face out of these two teams?

Atlanta


But not by a ton.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
He is. :)

He just loves his stats :shrug:

Going back and forth :jumpy:

Cano4prez
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Horford is such a good midrange shooter

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Horford, what a game!

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Yeah, no way they suspend Dwight.

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Who do Bulls fan wanna face out of these two teams?

I prefer to face the Hawks.

DROSE4MVP
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
Big play from Horford.

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:38 PM
The NBA needs more Zazas and Jeff Fosters.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
He just loves his stats :shrug:

Going back and forth :jumpy:

A little too much for my liking. But that's a different story for a different day.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Who do Bulls fan wanna face out of these two teams?

who cares and stop talkin bout the bulls remember this is not a bulls forum

edit: im sayin this bulls fans since other ppl say we talk about the bulls in every forum

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Terrible shot Hedo, terrible..

****.

m26555
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Bad shot Hedo...

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Why would they go to Turk?

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:39 PM
Bad shot by Turk!

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Crawford goat!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Hooooooly ****, Crawford!

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Game over. **** yes!

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Crawford!!

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Stupid shot Crawford, but he made it in. :laugh2:

m26555
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Oh my God...

AntiG
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Crawford ftw.

FaM0us Skins
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Crawford is too good!!

5ass
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
lucky shot by crawford

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Oh well, we don't deserve it. We don't deserve it if we don't get Dwight involved. IDK what the hell SVG was thinking tonight.

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Fluke

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:40 PM
Crawford, that took some serious **** to take that shot!

AntiG
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Jamal Crawful? More like Jamal Crawesome.

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
I knew that was going off the glass as soon as I saw it in the air :laugh:

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Atlanta


But not by a ton.

Cuz ive been trying to see who the better matchup is for them and i cant figure it out. Orlando has Dwight in the paint who can change Rose's shots etc, but they have absolutely no perimeter player that can at least contain him. Atlanta has the opposite, Hinrich can annoy the **** out of the best players so im thinking he can do the same with Rose.

Atl also has a Jeff Foster type player who is prolly worse in Zaza. I guarantee there will be multiple altercations with him.

I think the Magic would be an easier opponent for the Bulls imo.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Holy Sh--

He called it....so its okay

GAME OVA!!!!!!!!

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Hedo TurkyGlue must sleep with one eye open tonight.

bigA9331
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Holy Jamal Crawford...

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Oh well, we don't deserve it. We don't deserve it if we don't get Dwight involved. IDK what the hell SVG was thinking tonight.

He was thinking about how he's going to pack his **** up and go to Houston as soon as Orlando fires his ***.

FaM0us Skins
04-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Crawford is clutch

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Seriously, I hate our offense. It's so dumb.

I'm telling you, rooting for this team is rooting for a rollercoaster. Most inconsistent contending team I've ever seen.

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
I miss that Jamal Crawford.

NYK BaLLaS
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
luck

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Crawford would be the best streetballer in the league. Crossovers, Game Winners and 4 point plays.

Sadds The Gr8
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
clutch and fluke shot by Crawford.

and Turkoglu sucks. nice to see him fail.

Cullksinikers
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Game.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
I hate this team. I feel for Dwight...

MJ-BULLS
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Well deserved victory for the hawks.

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Same score from the Bulls/Pacers game. Cool.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
I can't believe how much gilbert has fallen off...dude brings a piece to the stadium and ever since he's sucked pp

FaM0us Skins
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Magic lose game 3. Hawks up 2-1 in series now. That was a great game. Now I'm going to go watch the rest of the Lakers-Hornets game after halftime

5ass
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
damn

Punk
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
He was thinking about how he's going to pack his **** up and go to Houston as soon as Orlando fires his ***.

Unless, his gut and he has sources telling him Dwight is gone in the summer or next year. There is no reason for SVG to even think of leaving for Houston.

nolin
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
Who do Bulls fan wanna face out of these two teams?

atlanta by a mile. honestly i think alot of bulls fans would rather face miami or boston over the magic as well.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:43 PM
They hit three of those crazy buzzer beating 30 foot shots in game 2.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:44 PM
I do feel bad for Dwight though. He gets absolutely no help from his team.

NBA_Starter
04-22-2011, 10:44 PM
It is still somewhat of a win for the Magic (series wise) if Zaza is suspended.

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-22-2011, 10:44 PM
Cuz ive been trying to see who the better matchup is for them and i cant figure it out. Orlando has Dwight in the paint who can change Rose's shots etc, but they have absolutely no perimeter player that can at least contain him. Atlanta has the opposite, Hinrich can annoy the **** out of the best players so im thinking he can do the same with Rose.

As much as I love Hinrich, he can't even hold Rose's left nut let alone annoy him.

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:44 PM
I hate this team. I feel for Dwight...

Which is y he will be leaving orlando...I feel for him to cuz they use him so wrong he should have the ball almost every possesion

ULT WARRIOR408
04-22-2011, 10:44 PM
I bet Jamal Crawford is name you don't mention in Orlando right now.LOL!!!!!!

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Cuz ive been trying to see who the better matchup is for them and i cant figure it out. Orlando has Dwight in the paint who can change Rose's shots etc, but they have absolutely no perimeter player that can at least contain him. Atlanta has the opposite, Hinrich can annoy the **** out of the best players so im thinking he can do the same with Rose.

Yeah, I don't really know anymore either, honestly. They're both pretty evenly talented, in different ways.

I like Rose's chances of getting inside and not meeting Dwight better. But the Orlando supporting cast has shown some big weaknesses. I think I'd just feel slightly more comfortable if our defense can force Atlanta into tough shots and not worry about Howard.

Then again, Horford is no slouch either. And Zaza will have his own shots on Rose.

Not too confident against either.

Avenged
04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Oh great.. Way to suck, Magic! Was actually pulling for them. :sigh:

Is the Dwight era coming to an end in Orlando with a 1st round series loss? Hmm..

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
I hope Richardson is suspended for the rest of the series. Suspend Turk too for the hell of it.

Tha Truth
04-22-2011, 10:45 PM
That Jamal Crawford shot was RUDEEEEEEE!!!!

Avenged
04-22-2011, 10:46 PM
atlanta by a mile. honestly i think alot of bulls fans would rather face miami or boston over the magic as well.

Lol. Yeah.. I'm sure..

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:46 PM
Bulls fans still think we're crazy for saying that Dwight's supporting cast is wildly inconsistent and generally terrible ;)

This is why of every year I remember rooting for the Magic, this is the most love-hate season ever. It's a chronic migraine rooting for this team.

Slimsim
04-22-2011, 10:46 PM
those crawford shots are heart breakers

Slimsim
04-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Bulls fans still think we're crazy for saying that Dwight's supporting cast is wildly inconsistent and generally terrible ;)

This is why of every year I remember rooting for the Magic, this is the most love-hate season ever. It's a chronic migraine rooting for this team.

I'll take them over what the knicks have

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 10:47 PM
Unless, his gut and he has sources telling him Dwight is gone in the summer or next year. There is no reason for SVG to even think of leaving for Houston.

True, but I said "after Orlando fires his ***"--an important qualification.

*Silver&Black*
04-22-2011, 10:48 PM
Bulls fans still think we're crazy for saying that Dwight's supporting cast is wildly inconsistent and generally terrible ;)

This is why of every year I remember rooting for the Magic, this is the most love-hate season ever. It's a chronic migraine rooting for this team.

Dude, look at the team your playing against. lol. So much talent and we iso and jump shoot all game with Smith camping out for 3's. The only difference is we are up a game.

kingbrentg
04-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Assuming Zaza is suspended for Game 4, I think this series is going to even back up.

TheRunKiller
04-22-2011, 10:49 PM
damn crawford don't do em like that

Chi StateOfMind
04-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Bulls fans still think we're crazy for saying that Dwight's supporting cast is wildly inconsistent and generally terrible ;)

This is why of every year I remember rooting for the Magic, this is the most love-hate season ever. It's a chronic migraine rooting for this team.

i agree wit u and ima bulls fan lol...i do agree with u tho his team around him has potential but are inconsistent as hell...jameer only can do so much and gilbert and j-rich are whack and turk(enough said)

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-22-2011, 10:52 PM
As much as I love Hinrich, he can't even hold Rose's left nut let alone annoy him.

I dont know about that.


Yeah, I don't really know anymore either, honestly. They're both pretty evenly talented, in different ways.

I like Rose's chances of getting inside and not meeting Dwight better. But the Orlando supporting cast has shown some big weaknesses. I think I'd just feel slightly more comfortable if our defense can force Atlanta into tough shots and not worry about Howard.

Then again, Horford is no slouch either. And Zaza will have his own shots on Rose.

Not too confident against either.

Imo, i think the Magic will be an easier opponent. Atl has about 5 different players that can score. Also, they dont have Howard, but Horford, like you said, is a pretty good defender as well. They also have Zaza who will most definitely get into multiple altercations because he is a dirty player who takes a lot of cheap shots, like Foster has been doing. And Smith is also a great all around defender so he will also be effective on D.

Crackadalic
04-22-2011, 10:52 PM
Bulls fans still think we're crazy for saying that Dwight's supporting cast is wildly inconsistent and generally terrible ;)

This is why of every year I remember rooting for the Magic, this is the most love-hate season ever. It's a chronic migraine rooting for this team.

i rather your supporting cast then the knicks. Can we swap for the day?

TheRunKiller
04-22-2011, 10:52 PM
I hope Richardson is suspended for the rest of the series. Suspend Turk too for the hell of it.

turk should get suspened for taking that fade a way 3 at the end

3-11 9 pts :pity:

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:53 PM
Dude, look at the team your playing against. lol. So much talent and we iso and jump shoot all game with Smith camping out for 3's. The only difference is we are up a game.

We swept them last year, and we can't hit an open shot for the life of us. Seriously, how many WIDE OPEN shots have we clanked so far this series. At least we're contesting your guys' shots.

I'm not trying to discredit ATL, I'm really not...but we aren't playing well, period.

ManRam
04-22-2011, 10:53 PM
i rather your supporting cast then the knicks. Can we swap for the day?

Yeah. We get Melo and Chauncey? Sounds good to me.

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 10:54 PM
Disciplinary action will be carried out as follows:

Jason Richardson - 2 game suspension
Zaza Pachulia - Deportation

Regards,
Diddy Stern

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-22-2011, 10:55 PM
The Magic should have been more stable and patient. What they should have done is try and create CAP space while staying competitive. Now they have no chance at CP3 or D Will anymore.

ugafan
04-22-2011, 10:56 PM
Disciplinary action will be carried out as follows:

Jason Richardson - 2 game suspension
Zaza Pachulia - Deportation

Regards,
Diddy Stern

But Zaza was born in Georgia...

:rimshot: