They've begun their attack from land; now, they come from the air, beginning with 'Spirit," an actual hawk that serves as a pre-game mascot for Atlanta (see, because they're the Hawks).
The Hawks should have known this wouldn't be their night when "Spirit," an actual hawk that flies down from the rafters during the pre-game introductions, decided to hang around for the tipoff. The game had to be halted for a couple of minutes when the fierce-looking bird landed on the top of the backboard; he finally flew to his handler and was led out of the building.
Oh, and apparently the Hawks lost that game last night. I wouldn't know -- I didn't watch the game, heard it was for the birds.