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!
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. The Hawks have won two straight games, but they were against two of the worst teams in the NBA in the Sacramento Kings and Orlando Magic, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
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.