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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A-Town needs A-Team to beat the Lakers
Fresh off the all-star break, Lakers look to make haste of the visiting Hawks from A-Town...and they did. Right from the start you knew the Hawks had no chance to come out victorious. They were throwing more bricks than woodchucks chucking wood. Atlanta was playing sluggishly and were one step behind defensively all game long. Lakers had a 13 point lead by the end of the 1st quarter.
The only two Hawks that helped keep the Staples Center in attendance were Joe Johnson and Al Horford. They had a joined 27 points. Crawford off the bench gave a pulse-fighting 12 points but both Atlanta starters Bibby and Collins killed their chances with a flat-lining scoreless night. Altogether they had 4 shot attempts. Starting positions may need to be reevaluated after tonight's loss.
When four of the five starters are in double digits and every Laker scores but Barnes who didn't play, you know it's a great night.