The Atlanta Hawks look for a 10th straight win over the Sacramento Kings when the two teams tangle Friday night at Philips Arena. The Hawks made a pair of trades at Thursday's deadline but it wasn't the one that most were expecting. Danny Ferry passed on moving free agent to be Josh Smith and he will be in a Hawks uniform at least through the remainder of the season.
The Hawks did make a couple of deals sending Anthony Morrow to Dallas in exchange for Dahntay Jones and salary relief and also acquired Jeremy Tyler from the Golden State Warriors for a second round pick. Its unknown whether either player will be in Atlanta for Friday's game against the Kings.
Sacramento was also busy at the deadline acquiring Patrick Patterson, Toney Douglas and Cole Aldrich from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the No. 5 pick in the 2012 Draft Thomas Robinson and spare parts. The Kings are 19-36 on the season and have lost three straight. Sacramento has won just five times away from home this season.
The Hawks returned from the All-Star break on Wednesday with a 103-90 loss to the Miami Heat. Friday's game is the last before Atlanta opens a six game road trip that will take them to the west coast. The Hawks won the previous meeting between the two clubs 112-96 back in November.
Game Date/Time: Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband