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Wow I have to save that gif of Snyder
Al Jefferson was the marquee player the Hornets needed for credibility, but Steve Clifford was the coach needed for stability.
Interesting. Gordon Hayward's shooting percentage has declined every season since entering league 2011: 49% 2012: 46% 2013: 44% 2014: 41%
Lakers don't look good at all this preseason. The sun is hot.
Two games since 04-06-14.. Feeling great.
Payne was actually more solid defensively than I expected, and mistakes he made were predictable. Muscala and Jenkins gotta step it up.
So in conclusion, I'm really liking our point guard rotation. Mack is rock solid and for the first time I'm having optimism re: Schröder
And he had several clutch plays down the stretch. It was two badly missed shots by Muscala and dribbling exhibition by Payne that killed it.
Payne looked like a rookie. He did some good things and some bad. He had good moments guarding Pau and Noah. No complaints. He'll get better
Not sure what John Jenkins did to go plus-19 through 3 qtrs but the 4th qtr exposed why his 4th-year extension remains a major ???
...because he can shoot. Those couple of bad bricks in the 4th were not a good look. Gotta have composure to knock those down under the gun.
I know San Francisco is on fire...
"There were a ton of positives, especially defensively, for three quarters." - Coach Bud
Who cares? It's preseason... refs made it fun.
I'd just like to reiterate, Jarell Eddie did not so much as breath on Butler when they gave him three free throws. Refs were caught up.
That was Bud telling Jenkins, "This is what it takes to play at this level."
In a regular season game, John Jenkins would never be asked to guard Jimmy Butler.
Wow. Butler wins it with a three at the buzzer. Final: 85-84 Chicago.
Schröder AGAIN RIGHT INTO NOAH'S CHEST SIT DOWN SON.
Dennis took it right at Noah in the paint and got the layup. We're up 84-82 but still need one more stop.
Dennis hits with 1.5 to go!
Butler makes all three FTs and it's tied 82-82. They just showed the replay and there was absolutely no foul on Eddie.
Chicago ties it on 3 free throws from Butler. We have the last shot...what's your play call?
Stacey King: "That was more like Eddie Haskell."
Jenkins started the 4th plus-19. He's now plus-6. Payne is minus-17, now on the bench after Scott replaced him.
Scott silences the Chicago crowd with a pair of free throws to put the Hawks up 82-79 with :19 to play.
Mike Scott, in for Adreian, calmly hits both free throws. Lead back to 3, 19 seconds left.
Wow Payne put on a dribbling exhibition there, leads to a Gasol dunk and a 1-point Hawks lead with :23 to play.
It's trial by fire for the youngsters! Bulls cut it to just 1 with 23.3 left.
Doogie Budenhowser is letting the young bucks learn on the job.
Payne has been brung.
WOW Schröder cut through Chicago's starting front court for a layup.
After a Muscala brick, two Butler free throws and Chicago are within three with 2:09 to play
Dennis, John, Jarell, Mike Muscala and Adreian on the floor the rest of the way for us with a 78-75 lead.
Stacey King still making reference to Mike Budenhowzer.
Bulls down 78-71 with the ball with 2:56 to play.
Schröder hits a 15-footer to give the Hawks its first field goal since the 7-minute mark then dives to knock ball away and save layup.
With Jarrell Eddie no less.
Muscala, Payne, Schröder and Jenkins, all four of my question marks, on the floor against Bulls starters to close this out.
Bulls' first unit has given them a spark, and they're as close as they've been this half. Let's see what our young guys can do!
Jimmy Butler has abused Jenkins on consecutive plays in the post.
Starters in for the Bulls. Watch this. Starters not in for the Hawks.
For the third straight game, our reserves will battle the opponent's starters in the fourth. Noah, Gasol and Butler back in for Chicago.
Bulls winning the 4th quarter 12-7, have pulled within 73-59 under 8 min. Muscala getting on the job training trying to handle Taj Gibson.
Thabo is finding out what Millsap and Carroll found out last year: Playing for Bud = freedom.
While I have a lot of anxiety about decisions Carroll and Millsap will make in offseason, I think players will want to stay with Bud.
This time Sefolosha with the same spin move on Aaron Brooks, just abused him, got the layup and the foul. Thabo has to be loving this.
Scott checked in for Payne and left Mirotic with too much room on the three.
I remember how stunned I felt early last season at how rapidly the Hawks picked up a brand new system. Feeling same way about progress now.
Hawks outscore Bulls 25-14 in 3rd. It's only preseason. It's only preseason. It's only preseason. It's only preseason. It's only preseason.
Three quarters in the books, we're up 66-47.
Such a nice spin move in the lane by Sefo but couldn't get it to go down.
Hawks regular starters: Horford 16 MIN; Carroll 18 MIN; Korver 15 MIN. Bulls starters all 21-25 MIN.
Seeing insane amounts of defensive improvement from Hawks who struggled in that arena last season.
Mack and Baze in as the back court with Scott, Brand and Carroll
Jenkins went freelance there, got away with leaving McBuckets alone on the weak side.
Al Horford's line: 16 minutes 4 points 6 rebounds 2 assists 1 steal We are +12 with him out there.
Tough step back from the elbow from Mike Scott with the shot clock running down.
John Jenkins, a player whom I labeled a "bust," is now a game-high plus-19. Good thing I enjoy the taste of my own words.
Don't know about that foul, thought Antic did a nice job helping Horford by cutting off Gasol on the baseline.
DeMarre's bucket makes him the TWELFTH Hawk to score tonight. Our lead is 56-37.
My bad Jenkins not Korver... makes his presence known with a three.
Chicago rims got no love for Horford.
Carroll took advantage of McBuckets to get open for that baseline J
Big lineup in to start 3rd, Horford Antic (who just hit a three) Carroll, Korver and Schröder