Kevin C. Cox
The Atlanta Hawks open the week with a home matinee against the Minnesota Timberwolves on MLK Day.
The Atlanta Hawks see their schedule relax somewhat this week as there is no back-to-backs on the slate. Atlanta does have four games which doesn't leave a lot of time for their walking wounded to get healthy.
The Hawks begin the week with the annual MLK Day game at Philips Arena. This year's opponent is the Minnesota Timberwolves with tip off slated for 2 p.m. Atlanta heads to Charlotte on Wednesday and then is right back home on Friday to face the Celtics. The Hawks close out the weekend on Sunday with a trip to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks.
Atlanta is scheduled to get DeShawn Stevenson back from injury on Monday. Stevenson received a cortisone shot in his troublesome knee last Wednesday. Anthony Morrow has missed the last several weeks with hip and back injuries and continues to be day-to-day.
Atlanta is in dire straits at the point guard position where Jeff Teague is their only true healthy option at the moment. Lou Williams was lost for the season in Friday night's loss in Brooklyn. Devin Harris suffered an ankle injury the very next night against the San Antonio Spurs. The severity of Harris' injury isn't known but if he is unable to play on Monday, then Teague will be the only true point guard on the active roster.
Here is a look at this week's schedule:
Monday, January 21 - vs. Timberwolves - 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23 - at Bobcats - 7 p.m.
Friday, January 25 - vs Celtics - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 - at Knicks - 6:30 p.m.