Hawks vs. Bucks - Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Milwaukee Bucks today on the road at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. This will be the third of four meetings between these two teams this regular season. This will also be the first game of a four-game road trip for the Hawks. With a win today, the Hawks would improve to 39-31 on the season, 3-0 in the regular season series with the Bucks, and 1-0 on their road trip. The probable starters for the Hawks today are Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward spots, and Al Horford at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) and Zaza Pachulia (sore right Achilles) are listed as out. I think the key to a win today for the Hawks is playing with energy and intensity until the final buzzer sounds. The Hawks let their guard down in the second half of their previous game against the Portland Trail Blazers, and it resulted in a loss. This is especially important on the road. If the Hawks can play like that until the final buzzer this time, I think they can get a W in this matinee rematch of their 2010 first round playoff series.
Game Time: 3pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan and simulcast on 93.7 FM, 98.9 The Bone