Date: February 25, 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
After huge performances from Jeff Teague and Mike Scott over the weekend, the Atlanta Hawks (26-29) finally ended their eight game losing streak, and look to pick up some momentum with another victory against the Chicago Bulls (29-26) tonight.
This should be another difficult match-up as the Bulls are one of the better defensive and rebounding teams in the league. The Hawks have slowly become one of the NBA’s worst rebounding teams (27th with 40.7 per game) and even though that’s likely because of the many injuries, it’s still a reality that needs to be dealt with.
The Bulls are coming off of a beat down from the Miami Heat–a game tht LeBron James didn’t even play in–but also were on a five game winning streak before the loss.
With an injury to Paul Millsap will keep him out for the next two games, the frontcourt issues for the Atlanta Hawks are starting to get serious, and it’s possible that Mike Muscala will be playing sometime soon (maybe not in this one) to give the team some much needed depth. In the meantime, Atlanta will have to look for Teague and Scott to replicate their 28 and 30 point performances.
Vegas has the Hawks as 1.5-point underdogs at home which really shows how far the team has fallen. Be sure to follow us on twitter (@ATLBeatBlog) for more information and check back tonight after the game for a full recap.