The all day coverage you need to go into tonight's contest. We're just making sure you're prepared to drop that extra knowledge on the brosephs to get you another smidgen of respect.
You thought "your" Trail Blazers were hot right? Well tonight they head down south to face a team equally as sizzling in the Atlanta Hawks. You could actually argue the that Hawks are even hotter after crushing the Nuggets, Hornets, Knicks and Celtics (in Boston). And it was just over a week ago that I called them the "poor man's Nuggets"...I'm standing by that by the way. Even with a resurgence of talent over the last few years in Atlanta, I'm not buying them. Josh Smith is a dumpster on the verge of flames, Bibby is so washed up that Vern Troyer's career looks respectable again, and Marvin Williams is so bad that we've all forgetten his 2nd overall pick status. And once again, I'll argue with any east coaster for hours that Joe Johnson is the most overrated player in the entire NBA. Should be a good one!
As far as the game goes, I'm concerned about one player: Jamal Crawford. Portland has never had an answer for a guard who's constantly on the ball and has no conscience. He lit them up last time in Portland and I'm pretty much expecting the same result tonight. To win this thing, it's all about slowing down everyone else including Joe Johnson and hammering the boards to cancel out any second chance bombs from Atlanta's plethora of guards.
- Overrated Joe Johnson vs. Underrated Brandon Roy. [Jason Quick]
- The Hawks are also on quite the roll. [Atlanta Journal Const]
- Andre Miller appears to be working out. [Layup Drill]
- Semi-preview from Dave. [Blazers Edge]
- Enemy cover on its way. [Peachtree Hoops]
Show some love to the ladies of Atlanta.