Okay, so the new year has not been great for our Atlanta Hawks, but I will not fret.
It's a long season.
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
You have to crawl before you walk.
Don't put the cart in front of the horse.
They just have to take it one game at a time.
Okay enough with the cliches. You get my point. It's only January and the regular season doesn't end until April. They have been playing poorly of late, but luckily for them they started off so wonderfully that they can afford to have a few bad nights.
Their biggest obstacle going forward is going to be health. Al has missed several games due to a bone bruise and there is no telling how long Marvin is going to be out after that nasty fall he suffered during the Warriors game. It's not like Marvin was completely healthy before that concussion anyway.
Acie got hurt during the second quarter of today's game against the Raptors. He hasn't historically been a regular part of the Hawks rotation, but in the last few games he has gotten some positive minutes. Let's hope he bounces back quickly.
They have 7 games left in the month of January and all things considered they shouldn't finish any worse than 4-3 (IMO).
Oh, Coach Woodson has been going with a 4 guard lineup waaay to much. I'd like to see some size on the floor especially towards the end of the game when they need rebounds. Josh Smith cannot be the tallest person on the floor. He just can't.
Congratulations to the team for being selected as the game of the night (chosen by the fans) on NBA TV this Tuesday.
They've come a long way.