The Atlanta Hawks have won four straight games and pulled to within a game of first place in the Eastern Conference. If the winning streak is going to reach five games the Hawks will have to win in a place that they haven't had much success historically. A win by the Hawks on Monday would be just the third in the last 21 years for Atlanta playing in Houston.
Perhaps this time they are catching the Rockets at a good time as Houston has lost two straight and surrendered at least 120 points in two straight games for the first time since 1995. The Rockets dealt Atlanta a 109-102 loss on opening night while James Harden went off for 45 points. Atlanta has tighten the screws defensively since the opener so it will be interesting to see how things play out in the rematch.
The Hawks will be without guards Devin Harris and Anthony Morrow who didn't make the trip due to injury. Morrow will miss his second straight game with a strained hip. Harris has missed the last six contests with a foot injury. Both are listed as day-to-day and could join the team later in the road trip.
Game Date/Time: Monday, December 31, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband