The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Miami Heat tonight at home at Philips Arena. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 3-1 on the season and take a 1-0 lead in the regular season series with the Heat. This is the Hawks' final home game before heading out on a four-game road trip. 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. Johan Petro (lower back pain) is listed as questionable for tonight's game. I think the key to a win tonight is points in the paint. The Heat's biggest weakness is in the middle. The Hawks guards have to dish the ball inside to their bigs or take it to the hole themselves. If there isn't a good look inside, they have to dish it back out to the open shooter. Since the Heat have a weak frontcourt, the defense will have probably collapsed to help out, so chances are the shooter will be open. If the Hawks can outscore the Heat in points in the paint, I think they can get a W tonight against the division-rival.
Game Time: 7:30pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan