Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls
What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game # 25, Home Game #14)
Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
When?: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 – 7:00 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM
Projected Starting Lineups
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Lou Williams | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford
PG: Kirk Hinrich | SG: Marco Belinelli | SF: Loul Deng | PF: Carlos Boozer | C: Joakim Noah
Injury/Inactive Players Report
Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot) is doubtful.
Chicago Bulls: Taj Gibson (right ankle) and Richard Hamilton (torn plantar fascia in left foot) are day-to-day. Derrick Rose (left knee) is out.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold
Records: Atlanta Hawks (15-9) … Chicago Bulls (15-10)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 2 / HOME: Lost 2 / ROAD: Lost 1 … Chicago Bulls –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 2 / ROAD: Won 1
Home/Away Records: Hawks are (8-5) at home … Bulls are (7-4)) on the road.
Atlanta Hawks: Hawks have lost two straight, 3-of-4 overall, with losses against the Philadelphia 76ers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Golden State Warriors.
Chicago Bulls: Hot. Bulls have won two straight, 4-of-5 overall, with victories against the New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers.
Season/Past Season Series
Atlanta hosts the Bulls for the first time this year in the first-of-three games between the teams. The Hawks visit the Windy City on 1/14 before hosting Chicago again on 2/2 to end the season series. The Bulls have won two consecutive games against Atlanta, including the last meeting at Philips Arena on 3/28/12 (98-77). The Hawks’ last win against Chicago was a 109-94 home triumph on 1/7/12. The Bulls lead the all-time series 116-101, with the Hawks having a 60-46 edge in home games.
Jeff Teague is Marquis Teague’s older brother. Al Horford and Joakim Noah played together at University of Florida from 2004-07, winning back-to-back national championships together. Kyle Korver played the last two seasons with the Bulls. Hawks assistant coach Bob Weiss played for Chicago from 1968-74. Kirk Hinrich (part of 2010-11 through 2012), Nazr Mohammed (part of 2000-01 through part of 2003-04) and Vladimir Radmanovic (2011-12) are all former Hawks. Anthony Morrow and Marco Belinelli were teammates with Golden State in 2008-09. Korver and Carlos Boozer played together in Utah from 2007-10. Johan Petro and Vladimir Radmanovic were teammates with Seattle for part of the 2005-06 season, while Anthony Morrow and Anthony Tolliver teamed with Radmanovic with Golden State for part of the 2009-10 campaign.
Information was used from the Hawks and Bulls official gamenotes