Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers
What?: East coast vs West coast Showdown (Game # 5, Road game #2)
Where?: Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA)
When?: Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 3:30 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV & 680AM/93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups:
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: DeShawn Stevenson| PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
Los Anegeles Clippers:
PG: Chris Paul | SG: Willie Green | SF: Caron Butler | PF: Blake Griffin | C: DeAndre Jordan
Injury/Inactive Players Report:
Atlanta Hawks: Johan Petro (lower back pain) is questionable.
Los Angeles Clippers: Chauncey Billups (left achilles tendon rehab); Grant Hill (right knee bone bruise); Trey Thompkins (left knee bone bruise) are out.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:
Records: Atlanta Hawks (2-2) … Los Angeles Clippers (4-2)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Won 1 … Los Angeles Clippers –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Won 1
Away/Home Records: Hawks are (1-0) on the road … Clippers are (2-2) at home
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. The Hawks lost at home to the Miami Heat on Friday, 95-89, but have won their last three games on the road dating back to last season.
Los Angeles Clippers: Hot. The Clippers are riding a two-game winning-streak after beating the Spurs and Trailblazers in consecutive days by a combined average of 17.5 points per game.
Season/Past Season Series Notes:
The Clippers host the Hawks for the only time this year in the first-of-two games between the clubs. Los Angeles comes to Philips Arena on Nov. 24 to finish the season series. The teams split two contests last year, each winning at home. Atlanta won the last matchup, 109-102, on April 24. The Hawks lead the all-time series 71-37, including a 30-23 road mark.
Hawks heads coach Larry Drew and assistant coach Lester Conner both played for the Clippers, while assistant Bob Weiss was head coach for L.A. in 1993-94 … Jamal Crawford played for Atlanta from 2009-11, winning the NBA’s Sixth Man Award in 2009-10 … Willie Green saw action in 53 games for the Hawks last year … Trey Thompkins played his college ball at Georgia … Kyle Korver, Lou Williams, Matt Barnes and Green teamed up together in Philadelphia in 2005-06 … Johan Petro and Chauncey Billups were teammates with the Nuggets in 2008-09 … DeShawn Stevenson and Caron Butler have played together with Washington (2006-07-2009-10) and Dallas (2009-10-2010-11) … Anthony Morrow, Jamal Crawford and Ronny Turiaf were teammates with the Warriors in 2008-09, while Morrow, Anthony Tolliver and Turiaf all played for Golden State in 2009-10 … Stevenson and Grant Hill were both with Orlando from 2003-06.