The Boston Celtics will face the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the NBA playoffs. With that in mind, and home court advantage still in doubt in this series, we'll be keeping a closer look on the Hawks to see what they're up to.
With the Hawks up four against the Clippers last night and the clock winding to under 45 seconds, Joe Johnson found himself at the hash-mark with the ball. It had just been batted out after a Jeff Teague lay up attempt that missed the rim entirely. The Clippers needed a stop to have a chance at closing that gap and winning the game.
As the shot clock trickled down... 3... 2... 1.... this happened.
Suddenly, it's a seven point Hawks lead, and the game was essentially over. Joe Johnson knew he got lucky on that one too.
''The craziest I ever hit in a game'' was how Johnson described it.
''I had no clue how much time was left or what even happened. 'I just heaved it up there. I wanted to at least hit the rim. I acciden...