The Atlanta Hawks look to cap off an undefeated road trip with their seventh straight win Tuesday night when they travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets. Atlanta is riding high despite the trade of Kyle Korver having won six straight to move within three games of second place in the Eastern Conference.
Things are going so well currently, that Atlanta has taken Paul Millsap off the trade market at least for now and has pushed the pause button on retooling its veteran roster. Whether they revisit that will likely have to do with how they play over the next five weeks leading up to the trading deadline.
The Hawks used a strong second half to dispatch the Dallas Mavericks 97-82 on Saturday. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the way with 22 points off the bench including five made three-pointers. Hardaway is averaging 13.5 points during Atlanta’s win streak and is shooting 55 percent from three-point range over that span. The Hawks need Hardaway to continue to convert from long range at a decent rate more than ever now that with the departure of Korver.
Atlanta comes in as an overwhelming favorite against a Nets team that has just eight wins on the season and finds itself dead last in the Eastern Conference. Brooklyn fell at home to the Philadelphia 76ers 105-95 on Sunday. They have lost six straight and nine of their last ten in what has been a tough first season on the bench for former Hawks assistant Kenny Atikinson.
Game Date/Time: Tuesday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Radio: 92.9 “The Game” FM