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Preview: Hawks face quick rematch with Pacers

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It didn’t go well in Indiana but Atlanta has a chance to return the favor.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Indiana Pacers Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks are in the midst of a four-game overall losing streak and, since the All-Star break, the results haven’t been pretty on the way to two blowout defeats. On Wednesday, the team will have a chance at something of a rematch, as the Indiana Pacers visit Philips Arena.

Atlanta’s last game took place against the Lakers but, prior to that, it was the Pacers that ran all over the Hawks in the maiden post-break voyage. Turnovers were an issue throughout that contest for the Hawks and, while the home venue has been kinder to the team in almost every regard, ball security will be a concern in this spot.

From an injury standpoint, Malcolm Delaney (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday’s game while DeAndre’ Bembry, Tyler Cavanaugh and Antonius Cleveland remain sidelined. At the time of this post, Andrew White and Josh Magette are officially in the G League but, in the event that Delaney can’t go and/or the Hawks believe they need another wing, it would make sense to promote White with haste.

The good folks in Las Vegas install the Pacers as approximately 4.5-point favorites on the road and, from that standpoint, the Hawks are not “expected” to win. With the Warriors looming on Friday evening, though, Atlanta might have a bit of extra importance placed on this one and we’ll see how that manifests on the floor.

Stay tuned throughout the day for all the latest.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 pm ET

Location: Philips Arena

TV: Fox Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Go, NBA League Pass

Radio: 92.9 The Game (Atlanta)