The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Washington Wizards tonight on the road. This will be the first game of a back-to-back set for the Hawks. With a win tonight, the Hawks would improve to 15-7 on the season, 3-0 in the regular season series with the Wizards, and 1-0 in their back-to-back set. 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. Anthony Morrow (sore back) is listed as questionable for tonight's game. I think the key to a win tonight for the Hawks is pressuring the point guard. Both the Wizards' first and second-string point guards (John Wall and A.J. Price) are out, and the Wizards waived former Hawks point guard Jannero Pargo, so they are very shorthanded at the one spot. Jordan Crawford will most likely be starting at point guard, and that is not his natural position. The Hawks have to pressure him a lot and try to create turnovers. If the Hawks can force turnovers and outscore the Wizards in fastbreak points, I think they can get a W tonight against the division-rival Wizards.
Game Time: 7pm E.T.
Radio: 680 The Fan, 98.9 The Bone