Hawks Have OCD When It Comes to the Celtics

January 10th, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
Friday nights have not always been kind to the Boston Celtics.  In fact, the Atlanta Hawks continue to compound the situation with their dominance over Boston. 

The Hawks are a focused team when they play the Celtics. Somehow, they have developed an animosity that borders on OCD.  They have an overwhelming desire to dominate and inflict mental injury on the boys in green.  They show no such fervor when they play the other elite teams. 

Atlanta has been beaten soundly by Cleveland (back-to-back games) and Orlando.  They rarely show the same chutzpah when they play the aforementioned teams.  They make mental errors in crucial situations and are never really a threat to win the game.

But after every win against the Celtics you can almost hear them echoing Prince's—"I'm gonna to party like it's 1999."  It's appropriate because the Hawks seem to live in a world of their own when the schedule makers pit them against the Celtics.

The level of vehemence with which they attack leaves the C's bloodied and bowed. They badger the Celtics into rushed play and each player tries to be the hero instead of playing together.

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