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Drew knocks Hawks' composure in Game 5 blowout

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01:37 PM ET 05.02 | Larry Drew criticized the mental strength of his Atlanta Hawks players after they were blown out by the Pacers in Game 5, saying they lost composure and made silly mistakes in a game that put Indiana back in the driver's seat of the series.

"There were two words I used going into this game tonight that I thought would be two areas of my biggest concern," Drew said. "One was composure. In the fifth game of the playoffs, it was going to be a situation where we had to go out and earn this win. In order to do that, we'd have to maintain our composure throughout the game. We did not do that. The other word I used was smart. We would have to play smart, and we didn't do that either."

Drew said his team played too selfishly. The team also committed several unhelpful technical fouls late, and his best player, Josh Smith, spent much of the game in foul trouble. After a 23-point loss, the Hawks now have to win two straight games to advance to the second round. Neither team has won on the road thus far in the series.

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, Joe Robbins Joe Robbins
May 2, 2013  01:55 PM ET

Speaking of composure, this so-called head coach should start looking at the man in the mirror.

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May 2, 2013  03:12 PM ET

The Hawks are doomed

May 2, 2013  05:35 PM ET

We will see if they got the message... otherwise - see Post #3.

May 2, 2013  06:56 PM ET

Stay Melo Hawks, stay Melo.

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May 3, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Josh Smith...WHAT a waste of Talent.....Larry Drew what a weak excuse for a Coach

May 3, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Josh Smith...WHAT a waste of Talent.....Larry Drew what a weak excuse for a Coach

+10000000

 
May 3, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Going The Way Of The Dodo, Bros?

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