The Basketball Show, Ep. 018: Will a former Hawk help his team to a title?

Arthur Triche
March 02, 2018 - 7:38 am
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Andy Bunker and Arthur Triche are back with Episode 018 of The Basketball Show, a podcast about your Atlanta Hawks and everything NBA. Here's what was on tap:

FIRST QUARTER – this week’s NBA news:

  • How the Clippers/Rockets game could was wild – or not.
  • James Harden says “this is the year” for the Rockets – is he right?  They take a 14-game win streak into tSaturday'sgame against the Celtics.
  • Are you surprised LeBron James finished a month averaging a triple-double for the first time (27 ppg/10.5 rpg/10.5 apg in 10 games in February)??  He became the fourth players to do that (Oscar, Wilt and Westbrook).
  • is Anthony Davis threatening James Harden’s possible MVP candidacy?

SECOND QUARTER – the latest with the Hawks

  • Will former Hawks All-Star guard Joe Johnson help the Rockets win a championship (in four games, JJ is averaging 8.3 ppg/3.0 rpg/.423 FGs/.357 3FGs)?
  • After Wednesday’s game against Indiana, the Hawks have 20 games left in the season.  They are 19-43 right now.  How many games will they win to finish the season? – they had lost four straight heading into the Pacers' game – and 16 of those teams have winning records.
  • Make sure you have a program when you watch a Hawks game for the rest of the year…they have several new players – 10-day contracts and G-League call-ups a plenty will be the norm moving forward.


  • What were your thoughts on the 2018 All-Star Weekend?  Everything about it – the pregame show, the anthem, the Saturday events, and Sunday’s game.

FOURTH QUARTER – random musings

  • How disgusted were you at the controversy that hit the Mavericks organization last week?
  • Will the players ever stop complaining about the officiating?  The Warriors started it, then it was LBJ, and now Paul George is chirping…JUST PLAY ALREADY!!
  • Were you surprised at the injury to Jimmy Butler given how hard Tom Thibodeaux works his players?
  • Did Zaza Pachulia go after Russell Westbrook?  Is he dirty or just clumsy?