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


Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies

What?: Eastern vs Western Conference Showdown (Game # 17, Home Game #7)

Where?: FedEx Forum (Memphis, TN)

When?: Saturday, December 8, 2012 – 8:00 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM


Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: DeShawn Stevenson | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford

Memphis Grizzlies

PG: Mike Conley Jr. | SG: Tony Allen | SF: Rudy Gay | PF: Zach Randolph | C: Marc Gasol


Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Kyle Korver (back spasms) is out.

Memphis Grizzlies: None.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (11-5) … Memphis Grizzlies (14-3)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 2 … Memphis Grizzlies –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 5 / ROAD: Won 1

Away/Home Records: Hawks are (4-2) on the road … Memphis is (9-1) at home

Atlanta Hawks: Hot. Atlanta has won 8-0f-10 overall and post a 4-2 record on the road this season. Hawks are the only team in the NBA to limit every opponent to shoot less than 50% in each game played thus far.

Memphis Grizzlies: Hot. Memphis is 9-1 at home this season and have won their last 8-of-10 games overall. The Grizzlies currently have a 13-game winning-streak against Eastern Conference foes.


Season/Past Season Series

The Hawks head to Memphis for the only time this year in the first-of-two games with the Grizzlies. Memphis comes to Philips Arena on 2/6 to close out the season series. The Grizzlies took the only meeting between the teams last year, a 96-77 decision at Philips Arena, on 2/2/12. Atlanta has won two straight road games against the Grizzlies, with their last loss coming on 4/15/09 (98-90). The Hawks lead the all-time series 21-11, including an 8-7 road mark.


Common Threads

Jeff Teague and Mike Conley played AAU ball together in Indianapolis. Al Horford and Marreese Speights were teammates at University of Florida. Lou Williams teamed-up with Speights with the 76ers from 2008-11. Anthony Tolliver has been teammates with Wayne Ellington (Minnesota 2010-12) and Jerryd Bayless (Portland in the 2009-10 season). Kenny Atkinson coached Zach Randolph as an assistant with the Knicks during the 2008-09 campaign.


Information was used from the Hawks and Grizzlies official gamenotes

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