Atlanta Hawks Headlines is back with a look at Atlanta’s backup point guard spot, more reaction to their Game 2 loss, and much more.
The Atlanta Hawks lost Game 2 of their first round playoff series with the Washington Wizards, and now face a 2-0 deficit as they travel back to Atlanta for Game 3.
You know what that means; Game 3 is now a must-win game.
If they fall behind 3-0, that will all but close the curtain on their 2016-17 season. Unless of course the 2004 Boston Red Sox show up for Game 4. Then anything is possible. Yeah, they better win Game 3.
Atlanta Hawks Headlines returns to take a look at some of the more prominent storylines from the series. Should the Hawks make changes to their rotation? Is it even possible for Atlanta to stop John Wall and Bradley Beal?
Let’s see what the world as to say about those questions and more.
From Soaring Down South 4/20/2017
There was a stretch in Atlanta’s Game 2 loss where Brandon Jennings absolutely roasted Jose Calderon to lead the Wizards on an 8-0 run that prevented Atlanta from increasing their fourth quarter lead. Could Calderon’s defense lead to Malcolm Delaney being inserted back into the rotation? Delaney has yet to play in the series, but he presents a clear defensive upgrade over Calderon.
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From Around the Web 4/20/2017
Mark Titus of The Ringer writes on his experience of watching Dwight Howard play basketball for the first time in seven years. Titus, an avid college basketball fan and writer, is only a casual NBA fan. Much to Titus’ surprise, Howard’s skills have diminished since he was in Orlando.
Michael Lee of The Vertical writes on the personal nature of the Wizards-Hawks series. Washington wants to exact revenge for their series loss to the Hawks during the 2015 playoffs. So far so good for the Wizards in their quest for vengeance.
Albert Burneko at Deadspin offers his take on Paul Millsap‘s role in Game 2 of Hawks-Wizards turning into foul-fest. Burneko suggests that Millsap’s comments after Game 1 resulted in tighter whistles in Game 2, and thus an unwatchable game.
At Hawks Hoop, Eric Yeboah writes on DeAndre’ Bembry‘s already iconic hair. He’s got a look that’s all his own, that’s for sure. Read this to learn the origins behind Bembry’s outstanding fro.
At Hoops Habit, Brendan Gaella provides three takeaways from Atlanta’s Game 2 to loss to the Wizards. Gaella mentions the Wall/Beal backcourt of destruction, Dwight Howard’s absence, and the play of Washington’s reserves.
That’s all for today. We’ll see you tomorrow for more Hawks talk.