Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats
What?: Southeast Divisional Showdown (Game #13, Home Game #7)
Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
When?: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 – 7:30 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: Josh Smith | PF: Al Horford | C: Zaza Pachulia
Injury/Inactive Players Report:
Charlotte Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo (left leg contusion) is a game-time decision. Tyrus Thomas (left calf spprain) and Gerald Henderson (left foot sprain) are out.
Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (turf toe) is day-to-day.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold:
Records: Charlotte Bobcats (7-6) … Atlanta Hawks (8-4)
Streak: Charlotte Bobcats–> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Lost 1 … Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 5 / HOME: Won 3 / ROAD: Won 2
Away/Home Records: Charlotte Bobcatss are (2-3) on the road … Atlanta Hawks are (4-2) at home
Charlotte Bobcats: Cold.
Atlanta Hawks: Hot.
Season/Past Season Series:
Charlotte comes to Philips Arena for the first time this year in the second-of-four meetings with the Hawks. Atlanta posted a 101-91 road win in game one (11/23) behind Al Horford’s 26 points and 13 rebounds (career-high tying 13 FGM). Ramon Sessions paced the Charlotte with 22 points. The Hawks recorded a seasonbest 15 blocks in the game. Atlanta hosts the Bobcats again on 12/13 and visits Charlotte on 1/23 to closeout the season series. The Hawks own a five-game winning streak in the series and have taken two-in-a-row at Philips Arena. Atlanta leads the all-time series 17-16, including an 11-5 home mark.
LAST MATCHUP: HAWKS 101, BOBCATS 91 — TIME WARNER CABLE ARENA (CHARLOTTE, NC)
On Friday, Nov. 23, the Hawks won their fourth straight game with a 101-91 decision at Charlotte. Al Horford led the way with a season-highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds, while tying his careerbest with 13 FGM (13-17). Jeff Teague also had a double-double with 13 points and season-high 12 assists, while Kyle Korver scored 16 (4-6 3FGs) and Josh Smith 10. Five Bobcats scored in double-figures led by Ramon Sessions with 22 off the bench. Atlanta shot .538 from the field for the night and hit a season-best 11 3FGs (11-22), helping them overcome 22 turnovers. The Hawks also recorded a season-best 15 blocked shots, with Lou Williams and Devin Harris tying career-highs with three apiece, and Horford (three) and Korver (two) tying season-highs. Atlanta had 50-38 edge in points in the paint and a 24-14 advantage in fastbreak points.
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.