The over-matched Atlanta Hawks from the lowly sport town of Atlanta, Georgia have tapped into something interesting...it could be called self fulfilling prophesy. You know the notion that whatever you think about predominantly comes to pass! You see they kept telling themselves that they could defeat the Boston Celtics on their home court. And Al Horford, the Rookie Guru Wonder inspired his teammates with the Muhammad Ali lore until the seemingly improbable happened ... it came true!
...and it was some of the best basketball I've ever seen from Atlanta.
My take aways...the Hawks best chance to best the Celtics is to out run the aging Wonders of the basketball world off the court. Their athleticism will take care of the rest. Boston's best chance is to stay cool and execute their regular style of excellent basketball.
note: I had a sense that the Hawks were going to win last night when I saw the Celtics resorting to intimidation tactics. Well the Hawks did a little intimidating of their own and I can't wait to see the sparks fly in Boston for game 5. Stay tuned sports fans, we have a series!
Check out this post-game press conference with Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby
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