Atlanta Hawks Hurting

Apr 30, 2009

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Marvin Williams missed the past three games against Miami with a sprained wrist.  Al Horford suffered an ankle injury in last night’s Game 5 victory.  Horford was limited to just 12 minutes in that game.  It appears if Atlanta is going to close out this physical series, they will have to do it without both frontcourt players.  Maurice Evans and Zaza Pachulia will be asked to pick up more minutes in their absence.  Josh Smith will have to stay out of foul trouble because while Pachulia is a capable rebounder, he doesn’t have nearly the presence that Horford did on defense.  The series continues tomorrow night in Miami.  Game 7, if necessary, will be on Sunday in Atlanta.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    April 30th, 2009 at 12:17 pm #

    It really doesn’t matter that much if Horford and Williams come back or not, because either way the Hawks are going to get destroyed by the Cavs in Round 2.

    But I would like for them to take out the Heat though, that way they can say they made it further this year than they did last year…cause progress is progress.

  2. LestersLegends
    April 30th, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    It matters as you mentioned getting out of the first round is diff’t than getting beat in the first round. Just ask Tracy McGrady

  3. Brad
    April 30th, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Isn’t it ironic that the Rockets might get out of the first round without McGrady? I’m sure that’s going to make him feel really special lol.

  4. LestersLegends
    April 30th, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    I think that would be wonderful.

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