The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Golden State Warriors tonight on the road. This will be the third game of a four-game road trip for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 4-3 on the season, take a 1-0 lead in the regular season series with the Warriors, and improve to 2-1 on their four-game 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 (strained left hamstring) is listed as questionable. Johan Petro, who has missed the first six games with lower back pain, is no longer on the injury report. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is points in the paint. Andrew Bogut is out for the Warriors, so the Hawks need to take advantage of that hole in the middle. The Hawks' guards need to be either looking to dish it to a big inside or take it to the rim themselves. If there isn't a good shot available inside, they need to dish it back out for an open three. The Warriors will either have collapsed inside to help out, freeing up the man for the three-pointer, or they won't collapse inside, and we will be able to score in the paint. If the Hawks can outscore the Warriors in points in the paint, I think they can get a W tonight on the road.
Game Time: 10:30pm ET
Radio: 680 The Fan