Found December 07, 2011 on Fox Sports South:
So the Hawks schedule is out. AJC's Hawks beat writer Michael Cunningham (veteran NBA writer and my homeboy) has a nice overarching analysis. Stuff like, "There are two games each against Chicago and Miami in a six-day January stretch" and "The routes for two of their road trips make no sense: Milwaukee to San Antonio to Detroit to New Orleans to Toronto in January and then Indiana to Miami to Detroit to Sacramento to Denver to to Los Angeles in March" and a few more goodies. Check it out. But, I know what you really want to know, specifically you Hawks fans here in the "A"...you want to know who's coming to town and for which of those games should you get your StubHub on. You'll want to make your way downtown to the Highlight Factory for the games below. (Oh, btw...the Lakers? Yeah, they got nixed from the Hawks' schedule. You can thank the lockout for that.) Dec. 30, Orlando: But only if Atlanta homeboy Dwight Howard is still manning the middle. As you know -- everyone with a brain knows he a short-timer. And, just for comedy sakes, you might want to know that retiring Magic owner Bob Vander Weide may or may not have drunk-dialed Howard asking him to stay in Orlando...which is hysterical. Jan. 5 and Feb. 12, Miami: It's like the circus when they roll through town. If you come early, you should walk down to the lower bowl, pull out a good camera and zoom in on LeBron's hairline. It's epic. Then enjoy him drop a triple-double. Jan. 7 and March 28, Chicago: Chicago will return virtually the same lineup, possibly with an improvement at shooting guard. But it's all about Rose. He's one of the five most spectacular players to see live. Go see him in January and then get one more D-Rose for the road in late March. Feb. 6, Phoenix: Catch Steve Nash while he's still capable of periodically elite hooping. Feb. 29, Golden State: There are "Chris Paul for Stephen Curry" rumors floating around. Either way, you'd get to see either one of those cats and Monta Ellis, meaning you'd be watching one of the most exciting backcourts in the league. Steph moped around the court like Linus in Charlie Brown for Golden State's lone visit, last season. That was an aberration, though. He had 31 and 11 the year before as a stud rookie. March 3, OKC: Will the Thunder be leading the West by this point or will the fake "Durant vs. Westbrook" imaginary feud have turned real and started an OKC-implosion? March 19 and April 20 Boston: One of these day, Kevin Garnett and Zaza Pachulia might finally square off and throw hands. You don't want to see that live? March 30 and April 22, New York: It's always fun when Knicks fans swarm Phillips Arena. And they've come out of the woodwork now that "STAT & Melo" are holding it down. April 24, LAC: Blake Griffin is going to be reeling back for some ridiculous dunk, then Josh Smith is going to come from the weakside for the block, they're both going to meet somewhere 10 to 14 inches above the rim and then...I don't know, the earth might collapse. April 26, Dallas: The Hawks close out their season hosting Dirk and the defending champs.
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