The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Washington Wizards tonight at home at Philips Arena.  This will be the fifth and final game of a five-game homestand for the Hawks and the first night of a back-to-back.  With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 11-5 on the season, 2-0 in the regular season series with the Wizards, and 4-1 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.  Kyle Korver's status, due to back spasms, is to be determined.  I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is boxing out.  They have a nice frontcourt right now, as Kevin Seraphin has posted three-straight double-doubles coming into this one, and Nene has just recently returned.  The Hawks have to box out, and win the rebounding battle.  If they can do so, I think the Hawks can get a W tonight against the division-rival Wizards.

Game Time: 7:30pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone
Ivan Johnson fighting for ball vs. WAS