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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Detroit Pistons Preview And Game Thread #20

Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 Regular Season Game #20


13-6 5-14
The Palace Of Auburn Hills
January 27, 2012 7:30 pm
SportsSouth, 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Brandon Knight
Joe Johnson SG Rodney Stuckey
Marvin Williams SF Tayshaun Prince
Josh Smith PF Greg Monroe
Zaza Pachulia C Ben Wallace

Hawks Injury Report: Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle) is out.

Pistons Injury Report: Charlie Villanueva (ankle) is out. Will Bynum (foot) and Ben Gordon (shoulder) are doubtful.

Other SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, SB Nation Detroit, Detroit Bad Boys


Detroit gave the Miami Heat a scare Wednesday night falling 101-98. Key players Charlie Villanueva, Will Bynum, Ben Gordon and Tayshaun Prince all missed the game for the Pistons. Prince was out with a family matter and his status for Friday's game against Atlanta is unknown. Austin Daye picked up a lot of the slack scoring a career-high 28 points against the Heat.

Atlanta won three of the four matchups last season against the Pistons. Josh Smith averaged 23 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in those games. Friday's game will be Atlanta's third on its current five-game road trip. The Hawks split the first two games winning in Milwaukee and falling in San Antonio on Wednesday.