Will the real Marvin Williams please stand up? If this person playing in the Hawks #24 jersey for the past two games is in fact an impostor then can we please get him signed up with a contract right away because he is exactly what the Hawks need at small forward. For the second game in a row Marvin came up big with a team high 21 points and 8 rebounds . He did it very efficiently scoring those 21 points on 8-12 shooting. The difference in his game right now is he is attacking the rim and getting higher percentage looks. He is more active on the floor and his teammates are finding him. For the Hawks it is a very good sign to see Marvin raising his game and bodes well for the team coming down the stretch if he can keep it up.
Another good sign for the Hawks was the return on Jamal Crawford’s shooting stroke. He posted his best shooting game since the All Star break scoring 20 points on 7-12 shooting. The one thing I will say for Jamal is over the last couple of games he has tried to take the ball to the basket and now his jump shot is starting to fall again. Mike Bibby scored 11 points on 4-6 shooting just to prove to everyone that he does indeed still have a heartbeat.
The Hawks seized control of this game early and kept the pressure on the Sixers. Local Atlanta product Louis Williams was really the only bright spot for the Sixers scoring 30 points in front of his home town crowd. The Hawks will enjoy an off day on Thursday before getting back to work on Friday when they take on the Golden State Warriors.
Per Yahoo Sports Joe Johnson had this to say about the upcoming Golden State game:
“We’re still upset about that Golden State game we lost. It was our fault and we know we shouldn’t dwell on the past, but I can’t let that one go.”
That is good as I would like to see this team motivated and feeling like they have something to prove.