The Atlanta Hawks are back in action Wednesday night and face an up and down Denver Nuggets squad at Philips Arena. The Hawks have had a four-day break to get over last Friday's 113-111 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that snapped the team's six-game winning streak. Atlanta's defensive effort against the Cavs was lacking as was their work on the glass. They will have to be much better on Wednesday against a Denver team that is leading the NBA in offensive rebounds.
Despite the long layoff, Kyle Korver looks like he may still be a game-time decision although that will probably be determined at today's shootaround. Korver missed practice on Monday and Tuesday with a sore back that kept him out of the loss to the Cavs. Additionally, DeShawn Stevenson left Tuesday's practice after taking a blow to the head and his status for tonight's game is also unknown. Atlanta assigned rookies John Jenkins and Mike Scott to the D-League over the weekend so depending on what happens with Stevenson and Korver, they could have just 10 healthy bodies for tonight's game.
Tip off for tonight's game is scheduled for 8 p.m. and will be carried nationally on ESPN. The Nuggets are 9-9 on the season going 5-1 at home but just 4-8 on the road. The Hawks are 9-5 and 5-3 thus far at Philips Arena.
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, December 5, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband