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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Houston Rockets Preview And Game Thread #4

Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 Regular Season Game #4


3-0 1-2
The Toyota Center
December 31, 2011 7:00pm
SportsSouth, 680 The Fan, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Kyle Lowry
Joe Johnson SG Kevin Martin
Marvin Williams SF Chase Budinger
Josh Smith PF Luis Scola
Al Horford C Jordan Hill

Hawks Injury Report: Kirk Hinrich (Shoulder) is out

Rockets Injury Report: Patrick Patterson (ankle) is probable

Other SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, SB Nation Houston, The Dream Shake

Game Preview:

Atlanta begins a three game road stretch in Houston against the 1-2 Rockets. The Hawks will be looking to extend their winning streak to start the season to four games. Match-ups to watch in this game include Jeff Teague trying to slow down Houston's do everything point guard Kyle Lowry who is off to a great start to the season. Lowry actually leads Houston in rebounding to start the season and winning the rebounding battle could be key for the Hawks.

Tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks will be the third game in as many days for the Houston Rockets. Kevin Martin scored 25 points in last night's 113-93 loss to the Grizzlies. Houston captured their first win of the season on Thursday when they routed the San Antonio Spurs at home.