VIDEO: Hawks beat Clippers
ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Atlanta Hawks are on an epic run right now — going into last night’s game in Los Angeles, the Hawks had won 18 of their 20 previous games and moved into first place in the Eastern Conference. This is the latest in a season the Hawks had moved into first place since the 1993-94 season when the Hawks won the Eastern Conference (and then lost in the second round of the playoffs).
For Hawks fans, every game has become must-see TV, which is fine until the team goes on a West Coast trip like they’ve been the previous week. But after wins at Utah and Portland, last night the Hawks ended their road swing in Los Angeles in a game that started at 10:30 PM Atlanta time. The Hawks came from behind to get the win, 107-98, in a game that ended after 1:00 AM Atlanta time.
So in case any Hawks fans were dragging this morning, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin took to Twitter and gave them a note to take to their bosses not only explaining their tardiness but also trying to drum up more support for their next home game against Memphis on Wednesday.
If you can’t read it, it says…
From one boss to another, please excuse _________ for being late to work Tuesday morning.
_________ is a huge Hawks fan and just couldn’t bear to miss watching Monday night’s game against the Clippers on SportSouth, which tipped off at 10:38 ET.
As a token of our appreciation for your kindness, we’d like to invite you, the boss, to the Hawks-Grizzlies game on Wednesday. We expect — will buy a ticket, but if the two of you show this letter at the box office, your ticket will be taken care of.
Thanks for your support,