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Hawks vs Clippers: Starting Lineups, Injury Report, Series Notes, etc.

Quick Facts:

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers

What?: East coast vs West coast Showdown (Game #12, Home Game #6)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Saturday, November 24, 2012 – 7:00 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM

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Projected Starting Lineups:

Los Angeles Clippers:

PG: Chris Paul | SG: Willie Green | SF: Caron Butler | PF: Blake Griffin | C: DeAndre Jordan

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: Josh Smith | PF: Al Horford | C: Zaza Pachulia

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Injury/Inactive Players Report:

Los Angeles Clippers: Chauncey Billups (left achilles tendon rehab), Grant Hill (right knee bone bruise), and Trey Thompkins (left knee bone bruise) are out.

Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (turf toe) is out.

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

Records: Los Angeles Clippers (8-4) … Atlanta Hawks (7-4)

Streak: Los Angeles Clippers –> OVERALL: Lost 2 / HOME: Won 4 / ROAD: Lost 2 … Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 4 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 2

Away/Home Records: Los Angeles Clippers are (3-2) on the road … Atlanta Hawks are (3-2) at home this season.

Los Angeles Clippers: Lukewarm. Won six straight games before current two-game skid.

Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. Four-game winning-streak against sub par teams, nothing to get too excited about.

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Season/Past Season Series:

The Clippers come to Philips Arena for the only time this year in the second-and-final game against the Hawks. Los Angeles posted an 89-76 win over Atlanta in game one (11/11) behind six players scoring in double-figures. Josh Smith’s 13 points paced the Hawks. Atlanta has won three straight home games against L.A., with the Clippers’ last win at Philips Arena coming on 2/7/09 (121-97). The Hawks lead the all-time series 71-38 (41-13 at home).

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Common Threads

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.

 

*** Info was used from the Hawks and Clippers official game notes
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