Los Angeles Clippers vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Thread

Jeff Gross

The Atlanta Hawks continue to extend their win streak to 5 as they host the Los Angeles Clippers at Philips Arena tonight.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #12, Home Game #6
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
7:00 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Chris Paul PG Jeff Teague
Willie Green SG Kyle Korver
Caron Butler SF DeShawn Stevenson
Blake Griffin PF Josh Smith
DeAndre Jordan C Al Horford

Hawks Injury Report: None reported.

Clippers Injury Report: Chauncey Billups (achilles tendon), Grant Hill (knee bone bruise), and Trey Thompkins (knee bone bruise) are all out.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: Al Horford and Josh Smith are two of the top defensive big men combos in the entire NBA. In the Clippers' last game against the Brooklyn Nets, the Clippers' struggles came when the frontcourt of the Nets slowed down the play of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. Brook Lopez also did his part on the offensive end last night, scoring 26 points against the Clippers frontcourt. Both Josh Smith's and Al Horford's level of production will be the key to this game.

Clippers Player(s) to watch: Welcome back to Atlanta, Jamal Crawford. Despite his miserable two game slump (12 for 31 from the field) that has hurt the Clippers in their two game losing streak, Jamal Crawford is still the top off the bench scorer in the NBA right now, averaging 19.2 ppg. As Hawks fans can attest, Jamal Crawford is a hot-or-cold type of player. He can get hot in any given night in any given moment, but he can also get ice cold in any given night and in any given moment.

Additional SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, Clips Nation

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