Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: Game Thread

Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets

What?: Joe Johnson’s Return (Game #38, Home Game #19)

Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)

When?: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – 7:30 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HDTV / 680AM & 93.7FM


Projected Starting Lineups

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Devin Harris | SF: Kyle Korver | PF: Zaza Pachulia | C: Al Horford


Brooklyn Nets:

PG: Deron Williams | SG: Joe Johnson | SF: Keith Bogans | PF: Reggie Evans | C: Brook Lopez


Injury/Inactive Players Report

Atlanta Hawks: Anthony Morrow (sore lower back) is questionable. Josh Smith (one-game suspension) is out.

Brooklyn Nets: Gerald Wallace (bruised ribs) is a game-time decision.


Current Records/Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (21-16) … Brooklyn Nets (23-15)

Streak: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 2 / HOME: Won 1 / ROAD: Lost 4 … Brooklyn Nets –> OVERALL: Won 7 / HOME: Won 6 / ROAD: Won 3

Home/Away Records: Hawks are (12-6) at home … Nets are (8-8) on the road.

Atlanta Hawks: Ice Cold. Hawks have lost two straight including suffering the worst loss of the season two days ago as the Chicago Bulls trounced the Hawks 97-58. Atlanta has lost 6-of-8 overall since January 1.

Brooklyn Nets: Hot. Brooklyn is on a seven-game win streak and post a 9-1 record since firing Avery Johnson and being led by interim head coach e P.J. Carlesimo.


Season/Past Season Series

The Hawks host the Nets for the first time this year in the first-of-four games between the clubs. Atlanta travels to Brooklyn on 1/18 and 3/17, while hosting the Nets again on 3/9. The Hawks currently own a five-game winning streak in the series and have won seven straight at Philips Arena. Brooklyn’s last win over Atlanta was an 89-82 home decision on 12/19/10 (in New Jersey), while their last victory at Philips Arena came on 11/15/08 (119-107). The Hawks lead the all-time series 88-65, including a 56-20 advantage at home.


Common Threads

Devin Harris (part of 2007-08 through part of 2010-11), Anthony Morrow (2010-12), Johan Petro (2010-12) and DeShawn Stevenson (2011-12) are all former Nets. Larry Drew was an assistant coach with the Nets in 2003-04. Lester Conner spent time playing for the Nets from 1988-91. Joe Johnson spent seven seasons in Atlanta (2005-12), scoring over 10,000 points. Jerry Stackhouse saw action in 30 games for the Hawks last year. MarShon Brooks is a Tucker native (Tucker HS). Damion James was drafted by the Hawks in 2010, but swapped to the Nets in exchange for Jordan Crawford in a draft night deal, and also was in training camp with Atlanta earlier this year. Stevenson and Andray Blatche were teammates with Washington from 2006 through part of 2009-10. Stevenson (part of 2003-04 in Orlando) and Kyle Korver (2010-11 with Chicago) have both been teammates of Keith Bogans. Korver (Philadelphia for part of 2007-08), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 2007-09) and Johan Petro (Seattle for part of 2005-06) have all teamed-up with Reggie Evans. Morrow (Golden State 2008-10), Anthony Tolliver (Golden State for part of 2009-10) and Kyle Korver (Chicago 2010-12) were all teammates with C.J. Watson. Korver and Deron Williams teamed together with Utah (part of 2007-08 through 2010)


Information was used from the Hawks and Nets official gamenotes

Topics: Atlanta Hawks, Brook Lopez

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