The Atlanta Hawks will have to put Sunday's disappointing loss behind them quickly as they wrap up their six-game road trip with a stop in Denver to take on the Nuggets. Atlanta won the first three games of the trip but has dropped the last two.
The Hawks have already battled playing in a higher altitude earlier in the trip when they defeated Utah. However, they had a day to prepare for that game. Monday's game is the second of a back-to-back and the uptempo Nuggets like to use their home court as an advantage as opposing teams wear down in the second half. Atlanta has been good in the second game of back-to-backs going 9-5 but will be tested heavily by Denver who are 25-3 at home.
Al Horford recorded his ninth straight 20+ point performance on Sunday against the Lakers and Josh Smith finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Hawks need Jeff Teague to return to form after he has struggled in back-to-back games.
Teague finished with eight points and five assists against the Lakers but hit just 3-13 shots. Over his last two games he is 6-23 from the field and averaging seven points and three assists. He had at least 19 points and seven assists in each of the four games prior to the skid.
Game Date/Time: Monday, March 4, 9 p.m. ET
Location: The Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
Odds: The Hawks are 10 point underdogs against the Nuggets