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Preview and Game Thread #46: Atlanta Hawks Vs. Milwaukee Bucks

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Atlanta Hawks 10-11 Season Game #46


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29-16 16-26
The Bradley Center
January 26, 2011 8:00pm
SportSouth, 99X FM, Pre and Post Game Show 680 The Fan, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Mike Bibby PG Keyon Dooling
Joe Johnson SG Chris Douglas-Roberts
Josh Smith SF Corey Maggette
Al Horford PF Ersan Ilyasova
Jason Collins C Andrew Bogut


Hawks Injury Report: Marvin Williams (back), Al Horford (ankle), Joe Johnson (knee), and Josh Smith (knee) are all probable and expected to play.

Bucks Injury Report: Michael Redd (knee) and Brandon Jennings (foot) are out. John Salmons (hip) and Drew Gooden (foot) are questionable.

SB Nation Bucks Blog: Brew Hoop

My best guess is that the Hawks go with the big lineup tonight matching Jason Collins against Andrew Bogut. That move will put Marvin Williams coming off the bench tonight as he sees his first action since injuring his back on December 29th against the Golden State Warriors. Probably a good move to let Williams come off the bench for a bit as he gets his feet back under him after being out for an extended period.

I really don't know what Milwaukee will do for a starting lineup. The above lineup is their starters from their last game against the Bulls. John Salmons is listed as questionable and could return which could change things a bit. Brandon Jennings is hoping to return soon but hasn't been cleared by team doctors as of yet to return to practice.

Atlanta enters tonight's game having won six straight road games. Milwaukee has lost seven of its last ten and two in a row overall.

Everyone keeps waiting on this Bucks team to make a run back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. I am not so sure it will happen but lets hope the Hawks don't let them start a run tonight.