Why couldn't it be anyone but him?
I thought two things while this game was unfolding, in this order.
1. Al picked up two early fouls in the 1st quarter so there's a good possibility we won't see him again until Friday against the Nets. No, this isn't last season, Woody knows better...... Even still, the Hawks built a double digit lead and as it started to dwindle I knew at any moment we'd see Al again. Any moment didn't come until the 3rd quarter. Really Mike? Really? Randolph Morris gets meaningful minutes. Really? Really? (expletive, expletive, expletive)
2. If Josh Smith were playing we would have won this game. There's no doubt in my mind about that.
* Bonus thought: I hate Paul Pierce.