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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Los Angeles Clippers Game Thread

The Atlanta Hawks open a four-game western road swing with a matchup Sunday afternoon against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kevin C. Cox

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #5
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
3:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Chris Paul
Kyle Korver SG Willie Green
Josh Smith SF Caron Butler
Al Horford PF Blake Griffin
Zaza Pachulia C DeAndre Jordan

Hawks Injury Report: No reported issues although Johan Petro is still working his way back from a sore back

Clippers Injury Report: Chauncey Billups (Achilles), Grant Hill (Knee) and Trey Thompkins (Knee) are all out for Los Angeles.

Hawks player(s) to watch: Jeff Teague finished with 20 points and 11 assists in Friday's loss to the Miami Heat. On Sunday he matches up with Chris Paul who is the measuring stick for all point guards in the league. Paul is averaging 17.5 points and 10.7 assists through six games this season.

Clippers player(s) to watch: Jamal Crawford is averaging a team-best 21.8 points per game for the Clippers and the Hawks have to be ready whenever he checks into the game. Crawford has been red hot hitting 53 percent of his shots from the floor including 42 percent shooting from three-point range. Those percentages are unlikely to stay that high but Atlanta knows all to well the kinds of numbers Crawford can put up when he is going good.