Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Gutless....Effort!!!

Last night....at Philips Arena....The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Boston Celtics,  99-76....in a game that was not nearly that close.

Atlanta Hawks: Celtics 99, Hawks 76

Shaq and the C's pounded the Hawks. (AP Photo)
Shaq and the C's pounded the Hawks. (AP Photo)


Gutless......pitiful......lackluster......embarrassing.

You pick the adjective or adverb.     At the end of the 1st quarter it was 39-13,  Boston.  At the end of 3.....the Hawks trailed,  85-56.

And the Celtics did this with their best player,  Rajon Rondo,  sitting on the bench nursing a hamstring.  His replacement..... Nate Robinson (all 5' 9") ran circles around Hawk defenders and scored 16 points while dishing out 10 assists.

And the Hawks?

Joe Johnson????.....the highest paid player in the league this year.....6 points.   For the entire game.

This team is a dumpster fire.    We called it the moment the Hawks went cheap....and promoted Larry Drew from assistant to head coach.    From being these guys big brother...to now....their father.

It does not work ....at this level.    These players don't fear him....or heed him.   

Last night.....the Hawks needed a swift kick in the ass from a strong head coach. 

 Instead......they got this......from Drew: 

Very embarrassing. Very, very embarrassing. Very embarrassing. If I had to sum it up in one word: Embarrassing.”

Mark Bradley of the AJC had this to say,  " It took the Hawks six years to stop listening to Mike Woodson. It has taken one month for them to tune out his successor. To say the effort the Hawks gave against the Boston Celtics on Monday night was amateurish is to discredit the concept of amateurism and to distort the meaning of “effort.”

  Box score

1 comment:

  1. Did we mention....this was a "gutless" ......effort?

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