Date: January 31, 2014
Tip-Off Time: 7:30 p.m.
TV Channel: SportSouth (Local in Atlanta), NBA League Pass
Radio: 92.9 FM (Atlanta Flagship), Atlanta Hawks Radio Network Affiliates
Live Stream: League Pass Broadband
It’s been four days since the Atlanta Hawks (23-21) played a game thanks to the postponement of their match up with the Pistons. They’ll get back to action in Philadelphia tonight at 7:30 p.m. against a struggling 76ers (15-31) team.
The 76ers have lost six of their past eight games, including a three-game losing streak (still active) at home. The Pistons are an especially poor defensive team and are allowing a league-worst 109.5 points per game. Given the caliber of this Hawks offense, it could easily be a high scoring affair.
Even though their record shows them going through a rough patch, the Sixers are coming off of a 95-94 win against the Celtics which seems to have given them a bit more confidence. In that game, each of the team’s starters got into the double digits scoring, and Spencer Hawes dropped 20 points with some crazy three-point shooting. Still, the Hawks are going into this one as the better team.
That will be especially true if Jeff Teague is able to play in this one. After getting injured in the Hawks’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs last week, he was expected to miss at least two games. But with the Pistons game getting delayed, he might be able to miss just one, and is available to play in Philly if Mike Budenholzer makes the call. Kyle Korver’s streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer is still active so we’ll also have to keep an eye out for that.
Our friends in Vegas have the Hawks as 4-point favorites in this one.
Stay tuned for updates throughout the night (follow us on Twitter at @ATLBeatBlog), and a full recap to follow.