18 December 2009
The Atlanta Hawks are on fire and I suspect it to continue tonight against the Utah Jazz.
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Joe Johnson has been playing really well, and it will be up to Matthews, Miles and Cj to stop him from getting 30 plus points. Josh Smith and Marvin Williams causes a lot of match up problems and will probably be guarded by AK and Brewer Millsap and Boozer or a combination of the four. Mike Bibby is a shadow of what he used to be and Deron should have no problem keeping him under 15 points. Atlanta is third in the league in offensive boards.
Offensively, the Jazz should play well tonight, The Hawks like to get up and down the floor. Rumors are that Joe Johnson will switch onto Deron tonight at times, which causes problems cause he is giving up four inches. Brewer an Matthews both need to get 12-16 points for us to win tonight. Korver, Miles and Memo have to spread the floor allowing for Boozer to go one on one with Horford. If Smith or Johnson come over on the double they both have the height and ability to alter and block shots. Smith is leading the league in blocks, and from what I have seen, most of them are help or recovery blocks not man on ball blocks think (AK) but better. Jazz still lead the league in assists and will need 25-30 to win tonight. To win we have to play near flawless basketball- can't have more than 15 turnover, shoot more than 12 three pointers, and must have at least 10 offensive boards. Here is to hoping.
My prediction Atlanta 112- Utah 102