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Sacramento Kings vs. Atlanta Hawks game thread

The Atlanta Hawks held onto Josh Smith at Thursday's trade deadline and now look to put the focus back on the court as they take on the Sacramento Kings Friday night at Philips Arena.


2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #53
Friday, February 22, 2013
Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
7:30 p.m. ET
SportSouth HD, 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Isaiah Thomas PG Jeff Teague
Tyreke Evans SG DeShawn Stevenson
John Salmons SF Josh Smith
Jason Thompson PF Al Horford
DeMarcus Cousins C Zaza Pachulia

Hawks injury report: Lou Williams is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Devin Harris is expected to play but has been nursing a sore foot.

Kings Injury report: The newly acquired Toney Douglas is questionable for Friday's game against Atlanta with a hip contusion.

Hawks player to watch: Now that the trade deadline is behind him, Josh Smith can focus on finishing out the rest of the season in Atlanta before going into free agency this summer. Smith finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five blocks in the win over the Kings back in November.

Kings player to watch: Isaiah Thomas finished with 22 points and four assists in Tuesday's Kings' loss to the San Antonio Spurs. on Tuesday. Thomas is averaging over 18 points in his last five games.