Following each 2010 Hawks playoff game, SLAM Magazine's Lang Whitaker will chime in will his immediate reactions:
Well, that was tougher than it should've been. With their best big man out, nobody expected much from Milwaukee in this series, but they gave the Hawks quite a fight. Even though Atlanta looked like they were dunzo just a few days ago, we rallied, won two straight and advanced to the second round.
Atlanta won Game Seven by being active on the inside, grabbing rebounds (they outrebounded the Bucks 55-34) and creating contact (the Hawks went to the line 21 times, and made 17 freebies). Joe Johnson finished with only 8 points, which you might think would portend a Hawks loss. But Joe moved the ball, kept everyone involved, and the Hawks played team basketball. That's when the Hawks are at their best, when they're clicking, when they're the kind of team that can beat anyone in the NBA. And that's we're going to need against Orlando in the second round.
Let's keep it going!