Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Preview

NBA: Bucks vs Hawks APR 12


Monday April 17, 2010

Atlanta Hawks (53-29) Milwaukee Bucks (46-36) First Round NBA Playoffs Game 1

Venue: Phillips Arena

Time: 5:30pm ET


Radio: 790TheZone, NBA Audio League Pass

Previous Match Ups

02/28/2010 – Hawks 106 Bucks 102 – Recap

03/22/2010 – Bucks 98 Hawks 95 – Recap

04/12/2010 – Hawks 104 Bucks 96 – Recap

Hawks – Probable Starters

PG – Mike Bibby

SG – Joe Johnson

SF – Marvin Williams

PF – Josh Smith

C – Al Horford

Bucks – Probable Starters

PG – Brandon Jennings

SG – John Salmons

SF – Carlos Delfino

PF – Luc Richard Mbah a Moute

C – Kurt Thomas

Injury Report

Hawks – Jamal Crawford – Toe (Day to Day)

Bucks – Andrew Bogut – Elbow (Out), Michael Redd – Knee (Out)

Hawks Blog Roll


Peachtree Hoops

Hawks Blog –

Hawks Str8talk

The Vent

Bucks Blog Roll


Brew Hoop

We’re Bucked

Game Thoughts

The guys over at Peachtree Hoops do an excellent job of breaking this down this game one. As always I think they are spot on in their analysis. The Hawks really can’t avoid any lapses in effort defensively, or on the boards in either of Game 1 or Game 2. A loss in either of the first two games could turn a potential 4 or 5 game series into a 6 or 7 game series. It will be important for the Hawks to not give Milwaukee any hope. The longer they hang around the more dangerous they will become. Without Bogut the Bucks are essentially a perimeter team and it will be key for the Hawks to beat them up rebounding.

Should be an entertaining game and series. Luckily I will be at Phillips today and will bring back a first hand perspective.

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