Half-assed Preview: Hawks at Hornets

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Published: October 24, 2007

The Hornets are back in New Orleans for this evening's oh-so exciting match-up with the Atlanta Hawks. Just one more preseason game after this, and then it's all about the big bad regular season, where the games actually matter and Morris Peterson might hit more than 30% of his shots.

Anyways, let's dive into bullet mode before my brain overheats…

  • The Hawks are 6-1 in the preseason, which either means that they're a fantastic and awesome ballclub, or that preseason results are a significantly tall pile of crap. I'm inclined to go with the latter. Not everyone would agree.
  • Atlanta have been pouring in the points this preseason (note the alliteration – not accidental), scoring 103 or more in five games. The same Marvin Williams the Hawks picked ahead of Chris Paul in the 2005 NBA draft is leading Atlanta in scoring, averaging 18ppg in seven exhibition games.
  • The Hawks took big Al Horford (3rd) and point guard Acie Law (11th) in the most recent draft. Horford's been averaging about 12 points and9 rebounds in the preseason, while Law has put up averages of about 9 points and 4 dimes in 4 games. Full Hawks preseason stats right here.
  • Great stuff from Hornets.com, summing up the performance of each player in the preseason thus far.
  • Oh yeah, Speedy Claxton is still balling for the Hawks, but he's had knee problems recently and managed just two preseason games so far. Tyron Lue, another of the Hawks good-but-not-great point guards, has also been having knee problems and it sounds like he won't be playing this evening.
  • If John Reid's diagnosis wasn't good enough for you, here's a picture of Peja Stojakovic lifting some heavy shit. I guess his back is just peachy then.

I guess that will do it for today. Hornets-Hawks is scheduled for 7 in the p.m. at the Arena and I would stand in line for this. There's always room in life for this.

Oh baby, oh baby.

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