The Atlanta Hawks are coming off one of their most complete wins of the season and look to keep things rolling when they take on the Dallas Mavericks Monday night. The Hawks have won three straight after struggling to start the month and moved from seventh to fifth place on Sunday with a 105-93 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Atlanta is now just a game back of the Nets for fourth place and only two back of the Knicks for third.
Devin Harris started at point guard for the third straight game on Sunday as Larry Drew elected to bring Teague off the bench for the second straight game while he continues to recover from an ankle injury. Teague struggled early on off the bench but was the difference maker in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 points and 15 assists.
Dallas has won six of ten but lost to Oklahoma City 107-101 on Sunday. The Hawks won the first matchup between the two teams 105-101 in Dallas back on February 11. Josh Smith led the way in the earlier victory totaling 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
The Hawks are expected to be without reserve center Zaza Pachulia who is still battling a sore Achilles but the Mavericks could also be missing a key player in power forward Shawn Marion who has missed the last six games with a strained calf.
Game Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
Odds: The Hawks are four point favorites over the Mavericks