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New Jersey Nets Vs. Atlanta Hawks Preview And Game Thread #1

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Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 Regular Season Game #1
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The Prudential Center
December 27, 2011 7:30pm
SportsSouth, 680 The Fan, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Deron Williams
Joe Johnson SG Anothony Morrow
Marvin Williams SF Damion James
Josh Smith PF Kris Humphries
Al Horford C Johan Petro

Hawks Injury Report: Kirk Hinrich (Shoulder) is out

Nets Injury Report: Brook Lopez (Foot) is out

Other SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, SB Nation New York, Nets Daily

Game Preview:

New Jersey is coming off of a 90-84 win over the Washington Wizards last night. Atlanta is catching them at home and on the second night of a back-to-back which is going to become common place this season. Atlanta won't have to deal with New Jersey center Brook Lopez who is out with a foot injury for the foreseeable future. Point guard Deron Williams recorded a near triple-double in the opener and his match up with Jeff Teague will be critical for the Hawks.