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Chicago Bulls Vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Thread

The Atlanta Hawks host the Chicago Bulls in hopes to get back on their winning ways.

Kevin C. Cox

2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #25, Home Game #14
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
7:00 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Kirk Hinrich PG Jeff Teague
Marco Bellinelli SG DeShawn Stevenson
Luol Deng SF Kyle Korver
Carlos Boozer PF Josh Smith
Joakim Noah C Al Horford

Hawks Injury Report: Anthony Morrow (back) has missed the last two games and is a game time decision. DeShawn Stevenson, who normally sits one game in a back-to-back will still most likely play despite playing yesterday against the Wizards. Ivan Johnson received a cut on his right hand that required four stitches yesterday, but it shouldn't affect his status for the game as he is expected to play. Devin Harris left the game early yesterday with a sore foot and is questionable coming into this game.

Bulls Injury Report: Richard Hamilton (left foot) and Taj Gibson (left ankle) are day-to-day. Derrick Rose (left knee) are out.

Hawks Player(s) to watch: The entire team has been on a slump and Al Horford isn't an exemption here. In the past 3 games, Horford has only totaled for 25 points on 9 for 35 shooting (26%). If Horford can break through his slump, it will go a long way to getting the entire team out of this hole that they're in.

Bulls Player(s) to watch: Luol Deng is coming off a season high 29 points and a season 13 rebound performance against the New York Knicks yesterday. In 25 career games against the Hawks, Deng is averaging 17.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, while shooting 50% from the field.

Additional SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, Blog a Bull