The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Indiana Pacers tonight at home at Philips Arena. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 2-1 on the season and take a 1-0 lead in the regular season series with the Pacers. The probable starters for the Hawks tonight are Jeff Teague and DeShawn Stevenson in the backcourt, Kyle Korver and Josh Smith at the two forward positions, and Al Horford at center. Johan Petro (lower back pain) and Josh Smith (sprained right ankle) are both listed as questionable, despite Smith being listed as a probable starter. I think that is a good sign, and I wish him luck in returning to the court soon. I think the key to a win tonight is boxing out. The Pacers have one of the best frontcourts in the league with David West and Roy Hibbert. The Hawks can't let them control the glass. Each time a shot goes up, it has to be a total team effort from the Hawks to box out for the rebound. If the Hawks can outrebound the Pacers, I think they can get a W tonight at home.
Game Time: 7:30pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan