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Remarkably little interest in the NBA here. Go, Bucks!!! :lol::tup

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I follow the NBA, but I'm pulling for the other team. ;)

With Trae Young "questionable" tonight, it's going to be really tough for the Hawks to beat the Bucks.  Especially if Middleton continues his scorching hot shooting.

But regardless of what happens in this series, the Hawks' future looks very bright.  (It's been a LONG time since anyone could say that.)  And not just because of Trae.  The playoffs would be very different if De'Andre Hunter (who is probably our best perimeter defender) was available, and Bogdan Bogdanović is clearly bothered by his knee injury.  Not to mention Cam Reddish just returning from his injury and nowhere near full-speed.

Oh well.  We'll see what happens tonight.  Regardless of whether Trae plays, I think the Hawks will put up a good fight. 

 

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2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

 the Hawks' future looks very bright.  (It's been a LONG time since anyone could say that.) 

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

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:P 

That Hawk was ALWAYS flying high!

 

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Tough when injuries decide outcomes. We'll see what happens on Thursday.

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11 hours ago, HutchFan said:

:P 

That Hawk was ALWAYS flying high!

 

This is the Hawk Flying High. 

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15 hours ago, jlhoots said:

Tough when injuries decide outcomes. We'll see what happens on Thursday.

Agreed.

I hope Giannis and Trae (and Capela) are all back for Game 5.

 

Edited by HutchFan

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Posted (edited)

Giannis's injury looked pretty grisly. As a number of folks have pointed out elsewhere, there are generally on-site tests that can be performed that can identify a severe ACL injury with reasonable certainty. If news has gotten out that the Bucks org fears the worst, odds are that they're just waiting on the MRI to confirm things. (It could be good news - Kawhi's injury wound up being "only" a knee sprain.) 

That being said, I've been watching all of the games since the second round, and I think it's fair to argue that (a) these Hawks are legit and (b) the Bucks have neither the coaching nor the consistency of performance to put the Hawks away easily, even with Giannis on the floor. Now that it's looking like a battle of non-superstars, my feeling is that the Hawks's depth and resilience will be enough to get to the Finals - especially if the Bucks continue to struggle with offensive production and their defensive adjustments.

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Posted (edited)

2 hours ago, ep1str0phy said:

Unreal: https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1410330506487492612

"There is no structural damage to Giannis Antetokounmpo's left knee after his awkward landing last night in Atlanta; ligaments are sound, sources tell 
@ZachLowe_NBA and me. Timetable to return is unclear." 

Good news! :tup

I wonder if he'll be ready to go tomorrow night?  I'd be surprised if he was.  Maybe he'll come back by Game 6?  ... We'll see.

EDIT:
Just reading more about Giannis' injury -- he's currently listed as "doubtful" for Game 5.  ... Incidentally, Trae is also still listed as "questionable" for Game 5.  I suppose it's likely that neither team will be playing with their star in the next game.  (And maybe even longer.)

 

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Bucks 3 - Atlanta 2

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Bucks 4 - Atlanta 2

Finals should be interesting.

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Congrats to the Bucks. 

I'm looking forward to watching the finals too -- even though my team just got bounced.  :unsure:

 

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Bucks win NBA championship. Giannis dominates!! :tup:excited:

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Congrats, jlhoots!  :tup 

It was a great Championship series.  

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2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Congrats, jlhoots!  :tup 

It was a great Championship series.  

Only had to wait 50 years.

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48 minutes ago, jlhoots said:

Only had to wait 50 years.

Milwaukee Bucks - 2 NBA Championships

Atlanta Hawks - Zero NBA Championships

:huh:

 

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I don't understand the NBA's salary cap.

Washington has traded Russell Westbrook to the LA Lakers.  Why are the Lakers allowed to have so many big stars every year?

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Now Carmelo has joined the Lakers.

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