Who?: Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers
What?: East Coast Showdown (Game # 24, Home Game #11)
Where?: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)
When?: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 – 7:00 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: DeShawn Stevenson | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
PG: Jrue Holiday | SG: Evan Turner | SF: Nick Young | PF: Thaddeus Young | C: Kwame Brown
Injury/Inactive Players Report
Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot) is doubtful. Anthony Tolliver (left should contusion) is a game-time decision.
Philadelphia 76ers: Jrue Holiday (left foot sprain), Evan Turner (left ankle sprain) and Maalik Wayns (right foot injury) are day-to-day. Andrew Bynum (bilateral knee bone bruises) is out.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold
Records: Atlanta Hawks (15-8) … Philadelphia 76ers (12-14)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Lost 1 / ROAD: Won 2 … Philadelphia 76ers –> OVERALL: Lost 4 / HOME: Lost 2 / ROAD: Lost 4
Home/Away Records: Hawks are (7-3) on the road … 76ers are (8-7) at home.
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm.
Philadelphia 76ers: Cold.
Season/Past Season Series
Philadelphia hosts Atlanta for the first time this year in the first-of-four contests between the clubs. The 76ers come to Philips Arena on 3/6 and 4/5, before welcoming the Hawks back to Philadelphia on 4/10 to finish the season series. The 76ers own a five-game winning streak against the Hawks, and have taken three straight at home. Atlanta’s last win in the series was a 93-88 home victory on 12/3/10, while their last win Philadelphia came on 10/29/10 (104-101). The all-time series is knotted at 157 wins apiece, with the Sixers holding a 89-49 lead in home games.
Lou Williams played 455 games for Philadelphia from 2005-12. Kyle Korver was with the 76ers for four-plus years (2003 through part of the 2007-08 season). Bob Bender is a former 76ers assistant coach. Lester Conner was associate head coach for the Sixers in 2004-05. Hawks assistant coach Bob Weiss was the 22nd overall pick in the 1965 NBA Draft by Philadelphia and played two seasons with the club. Damien Wilkins is the nephew of Hawks Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins, and spent 2010-11 with Atlanta. Royal Ivey was a second round pick of the Hawks in 2004 and played three years with the team. Thaddeus Young played at Georgia Tech in 2006-07, where he was teammates with Anthony Morrow. Sixers associate head coach Michael Curry grew up in Augusta and attended Georgia Southern. Spencer Hawes is the nephew of Steve Hawes, who played for the Hawks from 1976-83. Kwame Brown played his high school ball at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, GA. Johan Petro and Wilkins were teammates with Seattle/Oklahoma City from 2005-09. DeShawn Stevenson and Nick Young played together with the Wizards (2007 through part of the 2009-10 season).
Information was used from the Hawks and 76ers official gamenotes