Jump to content

Match Ups Vs. Cavs


ATL_DirtyBirds
 Share

Recommended Posts

PG - Teague/Schroder vs. Irving/Delladova

Kyrie Irving is currently hurt, but who knows how he will be feeling with all the rest he is able to get until Wednesday. However even when healthy, Irving and Delladova can not prevent Teague and Schorder from driving. There has been a lot of love for Delladova as some defensive shut down guy, but I fully expect for Dennis to continue playing aggressive and scorch Delladova often. Teague if he is aggressive, should be able to take Irving to the cup at will and body him up. On defense, simply have to stay with Delladova and don't give him open shots. Depending on Irving's health, he could be a tough match up. No matter what though, he will be able to make open shots and should be scoring 15+ per game.

Edge: Hawks

SG - Korver/Bazemore vs. Shumpert/Smith

It would be great to see Korver start hitting down his threes. If he is not able to do that, it would make it harder on the rest of our team. If Korver is back to his regular self, or close to it, we should win this match up. However, Shumpert is a good defender and did a nice job on the offensive end against the Bulls. Both Shumpert and Smith can make open threes and Smith is going to shot a lot, if he is off this will be welcomed. Bazemore should be able to give Smith fits and if he can give us some points it would really help.

Slight Edge: Cavs (if Korver keeps playing the way he is right now)

SF - Carrol/Bazemore vs. James/Jones

We are not going to win this match up in any game (please let me be wrong). However, I think Carrol can really give Lebron a difficult time. Lebron likes to cheat a lot and if Demaree continues to make his open shots, he should be able to continue his scoring success in the playoffs. It is going to be a tough assignment for him to cover Lebron and if he can set the tone early, Demarre should be able to contain him. Need to also stay with James Jones and prevent him from beating us.

Edge: Cavs

PF - Millsap/Scott vs. Thompson

Thompson is limited offensively. The only concern I have with him, is his ability to be a beast on the boards. We need a huge effort from Millsap to prevent Thompson from giving the Cavs multiple offensive chances. Thompson does not want to come out and cover Millsap and this is where Millsap should kill Thompson. Millsap will have open shots and be able to drive against Thompson. Hopefully he steps up to the plate and is a reliable scorer we need.

Edge: Hawks

C - Horford/Antic/Muscala vs. Mozgov

Go ahead and put the same discreption down for Mozgov. Limited offensivlely, but we need to keep him off the offensive glass. He does not want to come out and Horford should be able to knock down those mid range jumpers he loves. Hopefully Pero can be solid on defense since I know Bud is going to play him. Hope that Muscala gets some more minutes as he is a good rebounder.

Edge: Hawks

Coaching: Budenholzer vs. Blatt

Edge: Hawks (nuff said)

Fans/Crowd: Atlanta vs. Cleveland

On one side there are a bunch of fans who are fully behind their team and have something to prove just like the team they are rooting for. These fans have been waiting for a long time to have their voices heard and now is the time. These are the Atlanta Hawks fans that will chant "Lebron Sucks" and impact the game.

Edge: Hawks

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFGPdHiWoAAoOlY.jpg:large

LETS GO HAWKS!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 116
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

The Hawks definitely don't have the edge at PG.

I'm inclined to agree. Although Shroder is a better slasher, Dellavedova has a much better jumpshot, and that will be problematic if he can get it going in this series. As for Kyrie and Teague, well, that is pretty much a wash if Kyrie is healthy or at least 90%.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm inclined to agree. Although Shroder is a better slasher, Dellavedova has a much better jumpshot, and that will be problematic if he can get it going in this series. As for Kyrie and Teague, well, that is pretty much a wash if Kyrie is healthy or at least 90%.

i would take Kyrie over Teague any day of the week. Kyrie can flat out put the ball in the hoop
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The Hawks definitely don't have the edge at PG.

Disagree, Dennis is better than Della when Dennis isn't being a **** head. Also kyrie is good offensively not defensively, he sucks and when it comes to passing he sucks, he's a shooting guard in a pg body. I've watched Jeff Teague vs kyrie...I've seen Jeff give kyrie everything he didn't want on the court.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He can but he has no clue what passing the ball is. I can see him trying to do too much this series. Teague knows how to a team ball

I was thinking that too. Heck, I'd venture to say that Dellavedova is a better distributor of the ball than Kyrie (in which case I don't understand why coach Blatt doesn't play them at the same time). Anyway, both Teague and Shroder have shown excellent court vision and can make plays for others. So I would put it like this:

Distribution: Teague/Shroder

Scoring: Irving/Dellavedova

Edited by JerseyNo12
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Disagree, Dennis is better than Della when Dennis isn't being a **** head. Also kyrie is good offensively not defensively, he sucks and when it comes to passing he sucks, he's a shooting guard in a pg body. I've watched Jeff Teague vs kyrie...I've seen Jeff give kyrie everything he didn't want on the court.

Kyrie is great offensively. Nobody in Atlanta's backcourt can check him. He leaves a lot to be desired on defense
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was thinking that too. Heck, I'd venture to say that Dellavedova is a better distributor of the ball than Kyrie (in which case I don't understand why coach Blatt doesn't play them at the same time). Anyway, both Teague and Shroder have shown excellent court vision and can make plays for others. So I would put it like this:

Distribution: Teague/Shroder

Scoring: Irving/Dellavedova

great point
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If Teague plays to his potential he's hands down the best floor leader. Bron is there point basically like young said he's more of a 2. We slow lebron then this team can be had. I don't forsee kk continue to struggle offensively I think these boys will be ready for the cavs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They're will be points in this series where the Hawks have a 10+ point leads and I think the key for the Hawks is going to be for them to start proving they can hold these. We've already seen how the Cavs can get to a second half lead and play just well enough to make the rest of the game an equal push.

Hawks meanwhile whether it's because they lose focus or just that the bench is just getting badly beaten they start falling into bad turnovers and giving up runs almost every single time it looks like they're about to put their foot on their opponent's throat and run away with it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They're will be points in this series where the Hawks have a 10+ point leads and I think the key for the Hawks is going to be for them to start proving they can hold these. We've already seen how the Cavs can get to a second half lead and play just well enough to make the rest of the game an equal push.

Hawks meanwhile whether it's because they lose focus or just that the bench is just getting badly beaten they start falling into bad turnovers and giving up runs almost every single time it looks like they're about to put their foot on their opponent's throat and run away with it.

Agreed and that's why I think they are going to play more focused because you know in this series we are the underdogs.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

And I don't care if it's Jeff, Dennis or even Shelvin, we need a PG to control the tempo, be aggressive to the basket and create open looks for everyone else or those will be the games we start really struggling to find baskets and against a team like Cle we probably lose.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i would take Kyrie over Teague any day of the week. Kyrie can flat out put the ball in the hoop

As a scorer, Irving is clearly better. However, shooting isn't even half the measure of a point guard. Do we have an advantage? Perhaps not, but at worst it's a draw. Jeff and Dennis give us 48 minutes of starter caliber production.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As a scorer, Irving is clearly better. However, shooting isn't even half the measure of a point guard. Do we have an advantage? Perhaps not, but at worst it's a draw. Jeff and Dennis give us 48 minutes of starter caliber production.

and i already said Kyrie isn't a point. Bron runs point on a lot of their possessions just like Scottie Pippen did for Chicago
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also this has been bugging me for awhile and I appreciate the effort he gives us but Pero really needs to flip flop minutes with Moose

It's already happening. Pero played 4 minutes to Moose's 12 last game.

Pero was solid against Brooklyn struggled in this series against Wiz.

It's all about matchups.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's already happening. Pero played 4 minutes to Moose's 12 last game.

Pero was solid against Brooklyn struggled in this series against Wiz.

It's all about matchups.

Yep it was Pero off the bench in round 1

Dennis round 2

Surprised Pero only played 4 mins last night. It felt like more. Certainly wasn't the case for most of the series.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


×
×
  • Create New...