Hawks vs. Kings Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Sacramento Kings tonight at home at Philips Arena. This will be the second and final of two meetings between these two teams this regular season. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 30-23 on the season and sweep the regular season series with the Kings 2-0. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and DeShawn Stevenson in the backcourt, Josh Smith and Al Horford at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) is listed as out. It is "uncertain" whether newly-acquired Hawks Dahntay Jones and/or Jeremy Tyler will be available to make their season debuts tonight. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is taking care of the basketball. Sacramento is among the league leaders in steals per game and turnovers forced per game. The Hawks have to value each possession and make good passes. If the Hawks can limit their turnovers, I think they can get a W tonight in their final home game before embarking on a six-game road trip.
Game Time: 7:30pm E.T. TV: SPSO Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone