The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at home at Philips Arena. This will be the second game of a five-game homestand for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 9-4 on the season, 2-0 on their homestand, 2-0 in the regular season series with the Bobcats, and extend their winning streak to six-consecutive games. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, Josh Smith and Al Horford at the two forward positions, and Zaza Pachulia at center. Devin Harris (turf toe, left big toe) is listed as day-to-day. I think the key to a W tonight is to come out strong and extend that energy until the final buzzer sounds. The Bobcats are coming off a 114-69 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They will be ready to bounce back from that. The Hawks have to counter that with energy and intensity. If the Hawks can maintain that energy and intensity from the opening tip until the final buzzer, I think they can get a W tonight against the division-rival Bobcats.
Game Time: 7:30pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone