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Atlanta Hawks vs. Detroit Pistons game thread

The Atlanta Hawks seek their third straight win and look to keep the pressure on Chicago and Brooklyn in the East standings when they take on the Detroit Pistons Monday night at the Palace.

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2012/2013 NBA Regular Season Game #55

Monday, February 25, 2013
Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan
7:30 p.m. ET
NBA TV, SportSouth 680 AM/93.7 FM
Probable Starters
Jeff Teague PG Jose Calderon
DeShawn Stevenson SG Rodney Stuckey
Kyle Korver SF Kyle Singler
Josh Smith PF Jason Maxiell
Al Horford C Greg Monroe

Hawks injury report: Lou Williams is out after surgery to repair a torn ACL. DeShawn Stevenson is expected to play after sitting out Saturday as the second game of a back-to-back.

Pistons injury report: Andre Drummond (Back) is out and Brandon Knight is listed as doubtful with a sprained knee. Will Bynum will serve a 1-game suspension from the NBA for punching Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Saturday's game.

Hawks' player to watch: Al Horford has scored over 20 points a game in each of the last five games and is hitting 68 percent of his shots from the field during that span. Atlanta will need that kind of production tonight against Detroit's front line of Greg Monroe and Jason Maxiell.

Pistons' player to watch: Since joining the Pistons, Jose Calderon is averaging 13.5 points and 5.9 assists per game while making 53 percent of his shot attempts. The Hawks need Calderon occupied with trying to slow down Jeff Teague rather than getting the Pistons into a rhythm offensively.

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