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Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Phoenix Suns

The 2018 schedule begins tonight.

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will be on the road for a long while and their five-game trek begins on Tuesday evening in Arizona. The Phoenix Suns are the opponent for the 2018 opener and, while the team isn’t exactly terrifying, Devin Booker and company are playing improved basketball along the lines of what the Hawks happen to be doing in the East.

Stay tuned throughout the evening for all the latest and, as always, let's keep the discussion as civil as possible in the comments.

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Miles Plumlee


PG - Tyler Ulis

SG - Devin Booker

SF - T.J. Warren

PF - Marquese Chriss

C - Tyson Chandler

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Mike Muscala (sprained left ankle) is probable; Dewayne Dedmon (tibia) is out; DeAndre’ Bembry is on G League assignment.

Phoenix - Brandon Knight (knee), Alan Williams (knee) and Davon Reed (knee) are out.