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

April 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) drives to the basket against Detroit Pistons forward/center Jason Maxiell (54) during the second half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 101-96. (Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE)

Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons

What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game # 26, Home Game #15)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 – 7:30 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM

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Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Lou Williams | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Josh Smith | C: Al Horford

Detroit Pistons:

PG: Brandon Knight | SG: Kyle Singler | SF: Tayshaun Prince | PF: Jason Maxiell | C: Greg Monroe

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Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot) is doubtful.

Detroit Pistons: Tayshaun Prince (right ankle sprain) is day-to-day.

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Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (16-9) … Detroit Pistons (9-21)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Lost 1 … Detroit Pistons –> OVERALL: Won 2 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Won 1

Home/Away Records: Hawks are (9-5) at home … Pistons are (3-13) on the road.

Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. Atlanta clobbered Chicago by 17 points on Saturday but lost 3 of their last 4 entering Saturday’s matchup against the Bulls. Hopefully the Hawks are now back to their winning ways.

Detroit Pistons: Cold. The Pistons are riding a season-high two-game win streak (!) but both of those wins came against the Washington Wizards, currently on a seven-game losing streak of their own and probably the only team in the NBA bad enough to get swept by Detroit in back-to-back games.

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Season/Past Season Series

Detroit visit Philips Arena for the only time this year in the first-of-three games with the Hawks. Atlanta heads to the Motor City on 1/4 and 2/25 to closeout the season series. The Hawks took last year’s series 3-1, including the final two meetings. Atlanta has won eight straight home games against the Pistons with Detroit’s last win at Philips Arena coming on 2/12/08 (94-90). The Hawks lead the all-time series 167-159 (73-77 in home games).

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Common Threads

Larry Drew is a former Pistons assistant coach, and Drew played for the club in 1980-81 after being drafted 17th overall in 1980. Al Horford went to high school in Grand Ledge, MI. Will Bynum played his final two collegiate seasons at Georgia Tech. Brian Hill was a Hawks assistant coach from 1986-90. Anthony Morrow (2008-10) and Anthony Tolliver (2009-10) were both teammates of Corey Maggette with Golden State. Pistons radio broadcaster Rick Mahorn is a former Hawks assistant coach.

 

Information was used from the Hawks and Pistons official gamenotes

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons

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