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Hawks vs. Timberwolves preview: three game road trip starts in Minneapolis

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The Hawks hope to prevent repeat performances against the Wolves.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks are facing the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night, and are hoping for a much different outcome than the last two times these teams faced.

I'm sure most recall that the Hawks fell down 30 points at halftime, 72-42. The Hawks surged back, but it wasn't quite enough to overcome the young Wolves. Andrew Wiggins dropped 33 points, tying his career high. It was just their night that night.

Atlanta is looking to get out of somewhat of a funk that they have been since that game. The Hawks have lost five of their last eight games, but they haven't been healthy in that stretch. As soon as the Hawks can get back to full strength, we should see something resembling that of what we saw last season.

If Kent Bazemore does not play this one, which, it doesn't appear that he will, it could be another tough night for the Hawks trying to guard Andrew Wiggins. Whether Bazemore would play or not, the Hawks would still have trouble, but having that extra, young body helps when you're playing a guy with a talent like Wiggins.

Something to definitely watch for in this game is the Hawks players interactions with Nemanja Bjelica. If you recall, the Hawks apparently had issues with him last game, and Jeff Teague even took a swipe at him. If there's a dust up at some point in this game, don't be surprised to see something come of it.

The Atlanta Hawks played very well against the Boston Celtics last night, and if they can mirror the performance that they put up then, it should be enough to come out with a win tonight. The Timberwolves and Celtics are two very different teams though. We'll see how things shake out.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Wednesday, November 25, 8:00 p.m. ET

Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV: FOX Sports Southeast

Radio: 92.9 The Game FM