The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Denver Nuggets tonight at home at Philips Arena. This will be the fourth game of a five-game homestand for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 10-5 on the season, 1-0 in the regular season series with the Nuggets, and 3-1 on their homestand. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Devin Harris in the backcourt, DeShawn Stevenson and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is boxing out. The Nuggets lead the league in offensive rebounds per game. An offensive rebound is how Cleveland finished off the Hawks in their last game. The Hawks can't let the Nuggets control the offensive glass. If the Hawks can outrebound the Nuggets, I think they can get a W tonight in this nationally-televised matchup on Josh Smith's birthday (happy birthday J-Smoove).
Game Time: 8pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone