Who?: Atlanta Hawks at Charlotte Bobcats
What?: Divisional Showdown (Game #11, Road Game #6)
Where?: Time Warner Cable Arena (Charlotte, NC)
When?: Friday, November 23, 2012 – 7:00 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups:
PG: Kemba Walker | SG: Jeffery Taylor | SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | PF: Byron Mullens | C: Brendan Haywood
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: DeShawn Stevenson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
Injury/Inactive Players Report:
Charlotte Bobcats: Gerald Henderson (left foot sprain) and Tyrus Thomas (left calf strain) are out.
Atlanta Hawks: None.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:
Records: Atlanta Hawks (6-4) … Charlotte Bobcats (6-4)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 3 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 1 … Charlotte Bobcats –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 1
Away/Home Records: Atlanta Hawks are (3-2) on the road … Charlotte Bobcats are (5-2) at home.
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. Yes, the Hawks have won three straight games, but those wins have come against three of the worst teams in the NBA — Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards. It’s possible this “hot” streak the Hawks are on might actually be a cause for concern, because in each of the following three matchups the opponent’s level of difficulty has decreased along with Atlanta’s’ margin of victory. The Hawks’ most recent win was a 101-100 bizarre victory against the *still* winless Washington Wizards.
Charlotte Bobcats: Hot. Charlotte is on a two-game winning-streak and are already one win shy of matching last seasons mark of seven victories. The Bobcats have won five of their last six games overall and are 5-2 at home this season. You better believe they’re going to bring their A game tonight as they look to get lucky #7 on their home court.
Season/Past Season Series:
The Hawks head to Charlotte for the first time this year in the first-of-four contests with the Bobcats. Atlanta hosts the Bobcats on 11/28 and 12/13, before going to Charlotte again on 1/23 to end the season series. The Hawks currently own a four-game win streak against the Bobcats, and have taken two straight on the road. Charlotte’s last win against Atlanta was a 96-85 home decision on 4/13/11. The all-time series is deadlocked at 16 wins apiece with the Bobcats holding an 11-5 edge in home games.
Zaza Pachulia was a Bobcat for one day, as they selected him in the 2004 expansion draft on 6/22/04, then traded him to Milwaukee the next day. Devin Harris and DeSagana Diop were teammates with Dallas from 2005-08 before being traded to New Jersey together in 2008. DeShawn Stevenson and Brendan Haywood were teammates with Washington from 2006-10 before being to dealt to Dallas in 2010, where they played together through 2011. Rookies John Jenkins and Jeff Taylor were college teammates at Vanderbilt. Anthony Morrow, Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Williams all played for Golden State in 2009-10.