I knew Nate Rob had been on the bench. Since I was only casually keeping up with the situation, what I wasn’t aware of was that he’d missed a total of 14 games over the course of one month due to Coach D’Antoni’s banishment to the pine. Yet, the coach saw fit to finally let the undersized superhero out of the doghouse and Nate was chomping @ the bit to be unleashed. Unfortunately for the Hawks, they were the victims of his pent up frustrations.
Nat’s final stats: 41 points on 18-of-24 FG (3-of-4 3PT and 11 points in the extra frame), with eight assists, six boards and one steal in 38 minutes off the bench in the overtime victory over Atlanta.
Oh yeah, and one extra pretty raindrop near the end to help ice the game.