ATL_DirtyBirds Posted May 16, 2015 Share Posted May 16, 2015 PG - Teague/Schroder vs. Irving/DelladovaKyrie 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/SmithIt 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/JonesWe 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: CavsPF - Millsap/Scott vs. ThompsonThompson 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: HawksC - Horford/Antic/Muscala vs. MozgovGo 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: HawksCoaching: Budenholzer vs. BlattEdge: Hawks (nuff said)Fans/Crowd: Atlanta vs. ClevelandOn 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: Hawkshttps://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFGPdHiWoAAoOlY.jpg:largeLETS GO HAWKS!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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