Denver Nuggets Vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Thread

Kevin C. Cox

Josh Smith celebrates his 27th birthday in front of a national TV crowd, as the Hawks take on the Denver Nuggets.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #15, Home Game #9
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Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
8:00 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Ty Lawson PG Jeff Teague
Andre Iguodala SG Devin Harris
Danilo Gallinari SF DeShawn Stevenson
Kenneth Faried PF Josh Smith
Kosta Koufos C Al Horford

Hawks Injury Report: Kyle Korver (back spasms) did not practice on Tuesday. He is also not with the team, as Kyle and his wife are expecting the birth of their first child soon. DeShawn Stevenson participated in Tuesday's practice, but took an elbow to the head. He is listed as day-to-day.

Nuggets Injury Report: Wilson Chandler (hip) and Julyan Stone (hip) are out.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: The Hawks are getting their first taste this season of the national spotlight, and wouldn't it be a perfect if the birthday boy (Josh Smith) comes through big and carries the Hawks to a win? Josh Smith is coming off a season high 25 points in the loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers last Friday. Josh Smith is averaging a team high 16.1 ppg (44%) this season.

Nuggets Player(s) to watch: Andre Iguodala has scored 20+ points in 3 of the Nuggets' last 6 games. He is averaging 17.1 ppg in the last 7 games, which is 2.2 higher than his season average (14.9).

Additional SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, Denver Stiffs

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