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Atlanta Hawks Vs. New Orleans Hornets Preview And Game Thread #21

Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 Regular Season Game #21


14-6 4-15
New Orleans Arena
January 29, 2012 7:00 pm
SportSouth, 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Jarrett Jack
Joe Johnson SG Marco Belinelli
Marvin Williams SF Trevor Ariza
Josh Smith PF Jason Smith
Zaza Pachulia C Emeka Okafor

Hawks Injury Report: Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle) is out. Jeff Teague (ankle) is day-to-day Will Start

Hornets Injury Report: Eric Gordon (knee) is out.

Other SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, At The Hive


The Atlanta Hawks will play their fourth game of their current five-game road trip on Sunday when they take on the New Orleans Hornets. The Hawks came up with a gritty win against the Pistons on Friday when Joe Johnson forced overtime with a three-point dagger with just 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation. Atlanta went on to capture the victory 107-101 in overtime.

New Orleans also came up with a big win on Friday snapping a nine-game losing streak with a 93-67 win over a lifeless Orlando team. Atlanta fans may not want to recall the last time these two teams met. The Hornets came into Philips Arena and pummeled the Hawks 100-59. New Orleans currently holds a three-game winning streak over Atlanta.

The Hawks will be without Al Horford and Jeff Teague is likely to be a game-time decision after injuring his ankle on Friday night. Eric Gordon remains out for the Hornets and center Chris Kaman is unlikely to play since the team has placed him on the trading block and doesn't want to risk an injury.