The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Sacramento Kings tonight on the road. This will be the fourth and final game of a four-game West Coast road trip for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 4-4 on the season, 1-0 in the regular season series with the Kings, and 2-2 on the road trip. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. Devin Harris and Al Horford are both listed as day-to-day with a stomach illness, but it is a good sign that Horford is listed as a probable starter. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is boxing out. The Kings have one of the best centers in the league in DeMarcus Cousins. This year, he also has rookie power forward Thomas Robinson to help out rebounding. The Hawks can't let the Kings dominate the glass. They have to box out, regardless of whether Horford plays. Without Horford in their previous game, the Hawks really got outrebounded. The Hawks can't let that happen tonight. If the Hawks can outrebound the Kings, I think they can get a W tonight to finish out the road trip.
Game Time: 10pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan