Hawks vs. Jazz Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Utah Jazz tonight at home at Philips Arena. This will be the first game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 21-14 on the season, 1-0 in the regular season series with the Jazz, and 1-0 in their back-to-back set. 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 spots, and Zaza Pachulia at center. Anthony Morrow (sore lower back) is listed as questionable. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is denying the ball inside. Their frontcourt features one of the best offensive centers in the league in Al Jefferson and a very offensively versatile forward in Paul Millsap. The Hawks' guards have to put a lot of pressure on the Jazz's guards so they can't dish it inside, and the Hawks bigs really have to play great off-ball defense on the Jazz's bigs. If the Hawks can limit the Jazz's points in the paint, I think they can get a W tonight at home.
Game Time: 7:30pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone