Oklahoma City Thunder Vs. Atlanta Hawks: Breaking Down the Game

March 4th, 2011 by Ricky Frech Leave a reply »
When OKC plays Atlanta it's always a hard game for me to watch. Not because either team plays badly, but because, before the Thunder came to Oklahoma, the Hawks were my favorite team. I'm always a little torn between the two and usually just want to see a hard fought game regardless of who comes out on top. I was in luck tonight as both teams gave it their all with key players sitting out.

I want to start by saying that I felt neither team had a player who had, what I would call, a bad night. I mean, sure Jason Collins went 0-2 from the floor, but he was able to add six boards and two assists. Really, the only guy that had even close to a bad night was Daequan Cook, going 0-3 from three-point land, but even he was able to contribute with a few rebounds. That means you're going to see a lot of praise for both teams in this article, so let's get to shelling it out.

The first guy that really caught my eye was Kirk Hinrich. By no means do I think he's an elite point guard, but, in the short time he's been with the team, he seems to be an upgrade from Mike Bibby. Hinrich is much more effective at running the offense and plays exceptional defense. He's not quite t ...

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