Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
The Atlanta Hawks host the Boston Celtics for the first time since last season's playoff defeat.
|2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #32|
|Saturday, January 5, 2012|
|Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia|
|7:00 p.m. ET|
|SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM|
|Rajon Rondo||PG||Jeff Teague|
|Avery Bradley||SG||Lou Williams|
|Brandon Bass||PF||Josh Smith|
|Kevin Garnett||C||Al Horford|
Hawks injury report: Devin Harris (foot) and Anthony Morrow (hip) are both questionable and their status likely won't be determined until closer to tipoff. Both sat out last night's loss in Detroit. DeShawn Stevenson also sat out last night's game against the Pistons but is expected to play tonight. Johan Petro did not travel with the team to Detroit because of a stomach bug and is considered day-to-day.
Hawks player to watch: Al Horford has been putting in quality work at both ends of the floor and the Hawks will need more of that tonight as he is likely to draw Kevin Garnett as a matchup.
Celtics player to watch: Paul Pierce has always been a difficult matchup and it will be interesting to see how the Hawks play it with Kyle Korver the likely starter at small forward. Despite not having a lot of players known for their defense, the Hawks have done a good job as a team. Kyle Korver is in fact a much better defender than his reputation suggests.