Hawks vs. Heat Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Miami Heat tonight at home at Philips Arena. This will be the third of four games between these two teams this regular season. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 30-22 on the season and 1-2 in the regular season series with the Heat. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Devin Harris in the backcourt, Anthony Tolliver and Josh Smith at the two forward spots, and Al Horford at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) is listed as out. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is attacking the paint on offense. The Heat don't really have a true, solid center on the roster. The Hawks' guards need to penetrate to the hole or look to dish it to a big posting up. If the Hawks can dominate the points in the paint, I think they can get a W tonight against the division-rival Heat in what could be Josh Smith's final game in an Atlanta Hawks uniform.
Game Time: 8pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone