Hawks vs. Pacers - Preview
The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Indiana Pacers tonight on the road at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This will be the second game of a four-game road trip for the Hawks. This will also be the fourth and final game between these two teams this regular season. In addition, this will be the second and final game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 40-31 on the season, 3-1 in the regular season series with the Pacers, and 2-0 in their back-to-back set. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and Devin Harris in the backcourt, Kyle Korver and Josh Smith at the two forward spots, and Al Horford at center. Louis Williams (torn ACL, right knee) and Zaza Pachulia (sore right Achilles) are listed as out. Devin Harris (sore left foot) is listed as questionable, but it is a good sign that he is listed as a probable starter. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is boxing out. The Pacers are tied for first in the league in rebounds per game. They have a huge power forward-center duo in David West and Roy Hibbert. If the Hawks can box out after every shot goes up and outrebound the Pacers, I think they can get a W tonight in this nationally-televised matchup.
Game Time: 7pm E.T. TV: SPSO, NBATV Radio: 680 The Fan and simulcast on 93.7 FM