The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at home at Philips Arena.  This will be the first game of a five-game homestand for the Hawks.  With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 8-4 on the season and win the regular season series with the Clippers 2-0.  I think there are three keys to a win tonight for the Hawks.  The first key is free-throw shooting.  The Hawks have really been struggling at the charity stripe as of late.  They need to focus and hit the freebies.  The second key is boxing out.  The Clippers boast a very good frontcourt with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.  The Hawks need to box out after every shot to make sure Griffin and Jordan don't control the glass.  The third and final key is defense.  The Hawks have been playing excellent defense over the past few games, and it resulted in a four-game winning streak.  They need to keep that up.  If the Hawks can hit free-throws, box out, and play great defense, I think they can get a W tonight to begin the homestand. Game Time: 7pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan