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The Hawks are BACK
The time has come everybody. Coming off of the shortest offseason in NBA history, the Atlanta Hawks are back at it Thursday night to start this highly anticipated 2021-22 season. And who else better to play than Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
the passing of summer
Im calling this one “the passing of summer” because it’s a little line from a song called CANDY CORN by Ryan Hall. Really good song, I’ll link it at the bottom. And now that September has arrived and the transition from summer to fall is currently in progress, I figured it was fitting.
Trae Young is officially a SUPERSTAR
Game 1 Atlanta Hawks: 116 Milwaukee Bucks: 113 Here we go again. That's three straight Game ones with the Hawks playing as the undisputed underdogs, and that's three straight game one wins for the Hawks. Time and time again we have gone into the series with nobody on our side and everyone doubting us, and we continue to prove everybody wrong. I love it.
the atlanta hawks are moving on
Game 7 Hawks: 103 76ers: 96 Would you look at this. The Atlanta Hawks have taken down the number 1 team in the Eastern Conference and are moving on to the conference finals. If I went back to February and told any NBA analyst that the Hawks are going to be 4 wins away from the Finals, they’d think I’m crazy. But here we are. The Hawks are FOUR wins away from the NBA FINALS.
Hawks get the win in a historical comeback
Game 5 Hawks: 109 76ers: 106 Absolute roller coaster of emotions in this one. But before I get into my highly anticipated opinions and analysis of last nights game, I need to give a little side story of my experience watching it.
Hawks lost last night...
Game 2 Hawks: 102 76'ers: 118 Yes we lost. I'm gonna write about this game only because I can't end the streak of writing on the morning after each game. The more I write about us losing, the more frustrated I'm gonna get. And honestly, its been a good morning so far. I got up at 5:00 am, turned on some Harry Potter, had a breakfast burrito, showered, I even did some laundry. It's 7:45 now and I am just sitting down with my coffee to write this blog. But I really don't feel like typing a huge essay to try to explain last nights loss and ruin my mood in the process. If I were to get into all the details of how the game went, I'd just get more and more mad having to replay everything in my head. So imma keep it simple.
Hawks making a statement with Game 1 win
Game 1 Hawks: 128 76'ers: 124 Alright, the Hawks are dangerous and anybody that thinks otherwise is a clown. Absolutely nobody thought that we would even make it past the first round, and now we are up 1-0 against the first seed in the conference. Just like the Knicks series, this Hawk team just put on a clinic on the road to open up the series. It really feels good to see them clicking like this and finally getting some notice and credit from the media. There's a lot to talk about here.
Trae Young and the Hawks are officially part owners of New York City
Game 5 Hawks: 103 Knicks: 89 Well there ya have it folks. The Hawks have officially put the Knicks and the entire city of New York out of their misery after an absolute beat down in this 5 game series. I think it's safe to say the majority of basketball analysts, fans, and even players had Julius Randle and the Knicks taking this series in 6 or 7 but our guys changed that narrative before it even had a chance to become reality.
One more win...
Game 4 Hawks: 113 Knicks: 96 The Hawks took care of business at home the last two games and now we are looking to close it out in MSG. The series has gone exactly as I had hoped so far. Trae Young has created some enemies, the whole city of New York hates him, and they are giving the Hawks more and more of a reason to play even better. I love it.
Game 3 redemption in the A
Game 3 Hawks: 105 Knicks: 94 That felt good. The series was brought back to Atlanta last night after two games rising tension between these two teams. Both Knicks fans and players have been talking a lot of smack with not very much to show for it. I think these New Yorkers just don't know how to handle themselves when they get to play in games beyond the month of April. So, they start spitting on people, weird hair guy on the Knicks gets his twitter fingers going, Spike Lee starts wearing the same outfit as my grandma, and the whole Knicks team (Minus D Rose) absolutely forgets how to play. You got ONE WIN New York. Maybe that's all they really need to feel accomplished. I mean it has been almost a decade since they had made the playoffs so perhaps getting one win in the first round is all they need. Well congrats guys! I'm honestly happy Spike Lee got a night to rest his legs, he was pacing courtside at MSG for the first two games but there wasn't much to stand for last night. Nothing made me happier than seeing Spike curled up in his seat last night, with literally every other person in the arena on their feet going nuts for the Hawks.
Hawks leave NY with the series tied
Game 2 Hawks : 92 Knicks: 101 Complete roller coaster of emotions last night. Even though the Hawks lost, we are still going home with a chance to go up 3-1 in these next two games at State Farm Arena. Splitting the series on the road, especially in the hostile MSG environment, is proof that the Hawks control their own destiny.