Los Angeles Clippers vs Atlanta Hawks Game Day Preview: All You Need to Know

Who?: Los Angeles Clippers (4th in West) vs Atlanta Hawks (5th in East)

What?: (Game #65, Home game #32)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia)

When?: Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 PM (Eastern Time)

 How?: Los Angeles - Prime Ticket (TV); 980 AM (KFWB) & 1220 AM (Spanish) // Atlanta - SportSouth HD (TV) & 98.9 FM // Televised nationally on ESPN

Other Atlanta Hawks Coverage: Atlanta Hawks Fan SiteAJC BlogPeachtree Hoops (SB Nation), Hoopinion (TrueHoop)


Projected Starting Lineups:


PG: Chris Paul | SG: Randy Roye | SF: Caron Butler | PF: Blake Griffin | C: Deandre Jordan


PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kirk Hinrich | SF: Joe Johnson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Jason Collins


Injury/Inactive Players Report:

LA Clippers: Chauncey Billups (Torn Left Achilles) is out.

Atlanta Hawks: Zaza Pachulia (sprained left foot) is day-to-day … Al Horford (left pectoral surgery) is out.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:

Records: LA Clippers are (40-24) – Atlanta Hawks are (38-26)

Streak: LA Clippers –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Lost 1  …. Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Won 2

Away/Home Redcords: The Clippers are (16-15) on the road & the Hawks are (21-10) at home this season.

 Against .500 teams: LA is (22-15) against teams over .500 & ATL is 12-21 against teams over .500 this season.

Los Angeles Clippers: Hot. The Clippers are coming off a 107-98 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday after losing 93-90 to the Phoenix Suns on 4/19 but have won 8-of-10 games overall.

Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. Atlanta lost a 113-112 thriller to the Knicks on Sunday at Philips Arena that snapped a three-game winning streak for the Hawks. Atlanta has won their last 7-of-10 games overall including a victory over their first round opponent Boston Celtics on 4/20.


Season/Past Season Series:

The Clippers visit Philips Arena for the only time this year in the second-of-two games with the Hawks.

Los Angeles hosted Atlanta earlier this season on March 14 and defeated the Hawks 96-82 behind Blake Griffin’s double-double performance of 12 points and 10 boards as teammate Mo Williams led the Clippers with a team-high 25 points.

Joe Johnson paced Atlanta with 19 points while Zaza Pachulia added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The win snapped the Hawks’ four-game winning streak in the series, however, Atlanta still owns a two-game home win streak against the Clippers with L.A.’s last win at Philips Arena coming on 2/7/09 by a 121-97 margin.

The Hawks lead the all-time series 70-37, including a 40-13 advantage at home.


Topics: Al Horford, Blake Griffin, Caron Butler, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Jason Collins, Jeff Teague, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Kirk Hinrich, Randy Foye, Zaza Pachulia

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