Atlanta Hawks: Don’t Panic and Win Game Four

April 25th, 2010 by Jack Bender Leave a reply »
Did anyone really think that the Milwaukee Bucks were going to roll over and just let the Atlanta Hawks sweep this series? 

The Bucks are a tough team that has overachieved all year long.  Head coach Scott Skiles pushed all the right buttons during the long layoff between Games Two and Three in this series.

With that being said, the Hawks looked terrible in Game Three.  It would have been easy to blast the team and rehash all of the "Can't Win on the Road" articles from the past two playoff seasons. 

However, this is a different Hawks team and that is why they are going to play big and win Game Four tomorrow night.

Winning on the road in the NBA playoffs isn't just a matter of showing up with more talent. 

Ask the Los Angeles Lakers or the Cleveland Cavaliers.  They are a combined 1-3 on the road in these playoffs.  The Hawks have to make some adjustments, but they mostly have to focus on these three keys to winning Game Four:


1.  Defensive Intensity

Winning on the road in the NBA playoffs starts on the defensive end of the court. ...

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