During the past few days, the Wizards and Hawks have spent more time talking about MMA than actual MMA fighters. And Dwight Howard kept the conversation alive on Friday with an interesting idea for his team, which is down 2-0 to Washington.
In a story published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard tells Chris Vivlamore that he thinks the Hawks could stand to borrow from the way mixed martial artists approach a bout.
"When you talk about MMA fighters, you watch these guys closely, no matter how hard they brawl it’s all tactics," the center said.
"The good fighters," he observed, "are precise when they hit. Even though they are physical and they pick and choose their moments to be super physical, to be finesse and that’s what we have to do."
It's true that the Hawks need to switch something up ahead of Saturday's Game 3, because what they've done so far hasn't worked. But it's ironic that Howard is the one who's proposing the change, considering how quiet he was just a few nights ago.
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