Atlanta Hawks Vs. Houston Rockets Game Thread

Scott Halleran

The Atlanta Hawks ends the year 2012 in Houston as they look to extend their 4 game winning streak and get some revenge as they take on the Rockets.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #29, Road Game #13
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Monday, December 31, 2012
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Jeremy Lin
Lou Williams SG James Harden
Kyle Korver SF Chandler Parsons
Josh Smith PF Marcus Morris
Al Horford C Omer Asik

Hawks Injury Report: Devin Harris (left foot) and Anthony Morrow (hip strain) did not travel with the team to Houston. Josh Smith (strained hip flexor) is probable to return.

Rockets Injury Report: Carlos Delfino has missed the past two games with an illness. His status for tonight remains questionable.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: Al Horford was on a zone Saturdcay night, shooting 10-for-13 from the field. Horford has shot 66.7% in the past four games, going 34-for-51. In the earlier matchup against Houston, Horford wasn't utilized well, only attempting 10 field goals (and making 6) and scoring 14 points that night.

Rockets Player(s) to watch: James Harden had his season and career high in points when he scored 45 points the last time he faced the Hawks. The Hawks are not catching Harden on a bad streak, as Harden has scored at least 20 points in his past 12 games. The Hawks' troubles in facing Houston came when Harden seemingly penetrated and attacked the basket at will, either scoring or drawing a foul.

Additional SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, The Dream Shake

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