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

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Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets

What?: East Coast vs West Coast Showdown (Game # 15, Home Game #9)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Wednesday, December, 2012 – 7:30 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM


Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: DeShawn Stevenson | SF: Josh Smith | PF: Al Horford | C: Zaza Pachulia

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Ty Lawson | SG: Andre Iguodala | SF: Danilo Gallinari | PF: Kenneth Faried | C: Kosta Koufos


Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Korver (child birth) is out.

Denver Nuggets: Wilson Chandler ( left hip) and Julyan Stone (right hip) are both out.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (9-5) … Denver Nuggets (9-9)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Won 2 … Denver Nuggets –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 3 / ROAD: Lost 3

Away/Home Records: Atlanta Hawks are (2-2) at home … Denver Nuggets are (4-8) on the road

Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. Hawks are coming off a 113-111 home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers after winning six straight overall.

Denver Nuggets: Cold. Nugs have lost three straight on the road, allowing an average of 111 ppg in that span.


Season/Past Season Series

The Nuggets visit Philips Arena for the only time this year in the first-of-two contests with the Hawks. Atlanta travels to Denver on 3/4 to end the season series. The Nuggets have a four-game win streak against the Hawks and took the last meeting at Philips Arena on 3/16/11 (102-87). Atlanta’s last win in the series was a 125-100 home triumph on 11/7/09. The Hawks lead the all-time series 40-35, including a 29-7 home record.


Common Threads

Johan Petro played parts of two seasons with Denver (2008-09 and 2009-10). Al Horford and Corey Brewer played together at University of Florida. Nick Van Exel played for the Nuggets from 1998-2002. Lou Williams (2005-12) and Kyle Korver (2004-08) were both teammates of Andre Iguodala in Philadelphia. Williams (2006-09), Korver (parts of 2006-07 and 2007-08) and Iguodala also all played with Andre Miller with 76ers, while Anthony Tolliver joined Miller in Portland for part of 2009-10. Anthony Tolliver (Minnesota 2010-11) and Korver (Utah 2008-10) have both been teammates with Kosta Koufos. DeShawn Stevenson and JaVale McGee played together with Washington in 2008-09 and part of 2009-10. Tolliver and Anthony Morrow both teamed-up with Anthony Randolph, Morrow with Golden State (2008-09, part of 2009-10) and Tolliver with Golden State (part of 2009-10) and Minnesota (part of 2010-11 and 2011-12). Nuggets broadcaster Scott Hastings played for Atlanta from 1982-88.


Information was used from the Hawks and Nuggets official gamenotes

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