Who?: Atlanta Hawks at New Orleans Hornets
What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game # 30, Road Game #14)
Where?: New Orleans Arena (New Orleans, LA)
When?: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 – 8:00 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
New Orleans Hornets:
PG: Greivis Vasquez | SG: Austin Rivers | SF: Lance Thomas | PF: Anthony Davis | C: Robin Lopez
Injury/Inactive Players Report
Atlanta Hawks: Devin Harris (sore left foot) and Anthony Morrow (right hip strain) are doubtful.
New Orleans Hornets: None.
Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold
Records: Atlanta Hawks (19-10) … New Orleans Hornets (7-23)
Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 / HOME: Won 3 / ROAD: Lost 1 … New Orleans Hornets –> OVERALL: Won 1 / HOME: Lost 6 / ROAD: Won 2
Home/Away Records: Hawks are (8-5) on the road … Hornets are (3-12) at home.
Atlanta Hawks: Lukewarm. The Hawks got their four-game winning streak snapped by the Houston Rockets on New Year’s Eve but currently have the best road record in the Eastern Conference at 8-5.
New Orleans Hornets: Cold. The Hornets have won two of their last three games overall but have lost the last six straight at home.
Season/Past Season Series
Atlanta heads to New Orleans for the only time this year in the first-of-two showdowns between the clubs. New Orleans visits Philips Arena on 2/8 to finish the season series. The Hawks took the lone meeting between the teams last year, a 94-72 road decision on 1/29/12. Atlanta leads the all-time series 42-38, with the Hornets holding a 22-17 edge in home games.
Hornets assistant coach Fred Vinson is a former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket, and appeared in five games with the Hawks in 1994-95. Al-Farouq Aminu is a native of Atlanta (Norcross HS), and played with Jeff Teague at Wake Forest. Devin Harris and Ryan Anderson were teammates with the Nets in 2008-09. DeShawn Stevenson and Roger Mason Jr. teamed-up with the Wizards from 2006-08, while Stevenson and Dominic McGuire were in Washington together for two-plus seasons (2007 through part of 2009-10). Lou Williams and Jason Smith were teammates in Philadelphia from 2007-10, where Kyle Korver also played for part of the 2007-08 campaign. Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson coached Mason Jr. as an assistant with the Knicks in 2010-11. Hornets head coach Monty Williams coached Anthony Tolliver as an assistant with Portland in 2009-10.
Information was used from the Hawks and Hornets official gamenotes