Who?: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game # 10, Home Game #5)
Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
When?: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 – 7:30 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups:
PG: Shaun Livingston | SG: Bradley Beal | SF: Jordan Crawford | PF: Jan Vesely | C: Kevin Seraphin
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
Injury/Inactive Players Report:
Washington Wizards: John Wall (left patella stress) and Nene (left Foot Plantar Fasciitis) are out.
Atlanta Hawks: None.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:
Records: Washington Wizards (0-9) … Atlanta Hawks (5-4)
Streak: Washington Wizards –> OVERALL: Lost 9 / HOME: Lost 4 / ROAD: Lost 5 …. Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Won 1
Away/Home Records: Wizards are (0-5) on the road this season & Atlanta Hawks are (2-2) at home this season.
Washington Wizards: What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD! Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright, Alright!
Season/Past Season Series:
Washington visits Atlanta for the first time this year in the first-of-four games between the teams. The Wizards return to Philips Arena on 12/7 before hosting the Hawks on 12/18 and 1/12 to close out the season series. Atlanta has won three straight against Washington and has taken eight-in-a-row at Philips Arena. The Wizards’ last win in the series was a 115-83 home triumph on 4/9/11, while their last win at Philips Arena came on 1/11/08 (102-98 OT). The Hawks lead the alltime series 141-133, including an 89-42 home record.
Larry Drew is a former Washington assistant coach (2000-03). Hawks scout Greg Ballard was drafted (fourth overall in 1977) and played eight years for Washington (1977-85). Wizards head coach Randy Wittman is a former Hawk (353 games played from 1983-88). DeShawn Stevenson played in Washington from 2006 through part of the 2009-10 season. Jordan Crawford saw action in 16 games for Atlanta in 2010-11. Hawks assistant Bob Weiss played for Washington in 1976-77. Stevenson and Trevor Ariza were teammates with the Magic in 2005-06. Anthony Morrow and Cartier Martin teamed-up with Golden State in 2009-10. Johan Petro and Nene played together in Denver for part of the 2008-09 season. Anthony Tolliver and Martell Webster have been teammates twice, with Portland in 2009-10 and Minnesota 2010-12.