The Atlanta Hawks hope to snap a two game losing streak Monday night when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden. Atlanta will be playing its second game of a four-game western swing and its first back-to-back of the season.
The Hawks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 89-76 on Sunday in a rather sloppy performance. Josh Smith led the way with 13 points but hit just 6-14 field goal attempts. Atlanta is now 2-3 on the season and has games at Golden State and Sacramento still to go this week.
Portland is 2-4 on the season and riding a three game losing skid. The Trail Blazers lost at home on Saturday 112-109 to the San Antonio Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points in the loss to the Spurs on Saturday and is averaging a team best 21.8 per contest. The game will also be Atlanta's first look at rookie point guard Damian Lillard who is averaging 18.8 points and 7.0 assists per game.
Game Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
This story was originally published at SB Nation Atlanta.