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Detroit Pistons vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Thread

The Atlanta Hawks hope to continue their recent string of good luck against the Detroit Pistons at Philips Arena.


2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #26
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Brandon Knight PG Jeff Teague
Kyle Singler SG Louis Williams
Tayshaun Prince SF Kyle Korver
Jason Maxiell PF Josh Smith
Greg Monroe C Al Horford

Hawks Injury Report: Devin Harris was a limited participant in the team's shootaround this morning and will be a game-time decision. Harris has missed the last three games with an injured foot that he suffered against Washington. DeShawn Stevenson sat out Saturday's win over Chicago but figures to return to action tonight against the Pistons.

Pistons Injury Report: Tayshaun Prince suffered an ankle injury in Saturday's win over the Wizards but he hopes to play tonight in Atlanta. He will be a game-time decision and no one is really sure what direction Lawrence Frank might go if Prince can't go.

Hawks' player to watch: It'd be easy to go with one of the bigs given Detroit's size but I am going with Lou Williams. Often we talk about the Hawks changing their starting lineup in effect to matchup with the opposing team. The Pistons' bigger lineup figures to have a tough time chasing around Williams especially if he remains in the starting lineup. Williams had 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in Saturday's win over the Bulls.

Pistons' player to watch: Andre Drummond has gotten sporadic playing time as a rookie but is making the most of his opportunities. His minutes have become more steady of late and he is responding by putting up numbers for Lawrence Frank and the Pistons. Drummond finished with 11 points, 14 boards and five blocks in Friday's win over the Wizards.