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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Phoenix Suns Preview And Game Thread #30

Atlanta Hawks 2011-2012 Regular Season Game #30


18-11 12-17
US Airways Center
February 15, 2012 9:00 pm
SportSouth, 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM, NBA Audio League Pass
Probable starters:
Jeff Teague PG Steve Nash
Joe Johnson SG Jared Dudley
Marvin Williams SF Grant Hill
Josh Smith PF Channing Frye
Zaza Pachulia C Marcin Gortat

Hawks Injury Report: Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle) and Jason Collins (sprained elbow) are out.

Suns Injury Report: none reported

Other SB Nation Coverage: SB Nation Atlanta, SB Nation Arizona, Bright Side Of The Sun


The Atlanta Hawks continue their road trip with a stop in Phoenix and will be looking to snap a two-game slide. Atlanta will also be trying to snap a four-game losing streak in the series against the Suns.

Atlanta lost a tough 86-78 contest to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night while shooting a season worst 34 percent. Phoenix was even worse on Tuesday as they hit just 33 percent of its attempts in a 109-92 loss to Denver. The Suns have now lost five of their last seven games at home.

In the first meeting between the two teams, Steve Nash scored 24 points and handed out 11 assists while leading the Suns to a 99-90 win at Philips Arena. The Suns beat up the Hawks on the boards in that loss and improvement there will be needed if the Hawks hope to salvage a split in the season series.