Date: November 3, 2013
Tip-Off Time: 9:30 PM ET
TV Channel: SportSouth (local), NBA League Pass
Radio: 92.9 FM (Atlanta Flagship), Atlanta Hawks Radio Network Affiliates
Live Stream: League Pass Broadband
The Hawks grabbed a win on Friday in the season opener, but now, it’s time for the team to hit the road for a West Coast swing. With that, the Hawks are in Staples Center for a Sunday night tilt with the always-entertaining LA Lakers.
It’s important to remember that this isn’t exactly your older brother’s Lakers, however, as Kobe Bryant will be out of the lineup. In addition to that, LA’s supporting cast is fairly limited this season, with guys like Nick Young, Chris Kaman, Xavier Henry, and Atlanta’s own Jodie Meeks playing prominent roles.
The “Lake Show” did rise up and knock off the more talented Clippers on opening night, but they came crashing down following that win. Atlanta should be able to take advantage of what is a porous defense for LA, and I would expect Jeff Teague to have free reign over the paint in this one. Lastly, the Al Horford/Pau Gasol match-up should be incredibly entertaining on both ends.
It is always fun when the Hawks travel out West (especially for the “night owls”), and this is a very winnable spot. Stay tuned throughout the night for updates and a full recap to follow.