Ayon’s injury occurred in the final minute of Friday’s home win over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers after he was involved in a collision under the Cavs’ basket and limped off the court. Shortly after, Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reported Ayon suffered a left ankle sprain and a leg contusion.
Ayon was present and dressed at yesterday’s team practice, but did not participate. He will be re-evaluated prior to tip-off.
Who?: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks
What?: East vs West Showdown (Game #22 Home Game #11)
Where?: Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
When?: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 – 7:30 PM (ET)
How?: SportSouth HDTV / 92.9 FM “The Game”
PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: DeMarre Carroll | PF: Paul Millsap | C: Al Horford
Oklahoma City Thunder:
PG: Russell Westbrook | SG: Thabo Sefolosha | SF: Kevin Durant | PF: Serge Ibaka | C: Kendrick Perkins
Atlanta Hawks: Gustavo Ayon (left ankle sprain/left leg contusion) is doubtful
Oklahoma City Thunder: None.
Current Records, Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold Records
Oklahoma City Thunder (15-4) / Atlanta Hawks (11-10)
Streaks: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Won 2 | HOME: Won 3 | ROAD: Lost 3 Oklahoma City Thunder –> OVERALL: Won 2 | HOME: Won 10 | ROAD: Won 1
Home/Away Records: Hawks are (7-3) at home / Thunder are (5-4) on the road.
Atlanta Hawks: Hot. The Hawks have won three consecutive home games while averaging 101 points per game during the streak.
Oklahoma City Thunder: Hot. The Thunder have won two in a row and 9-of-10 overall with their only loss coming against the streaking Trail Blazers in Portland last Wednesday.
Season/Past Season Series
The Thunder come to Philips Arena for the only time this year in the first-of-two games with the Hawks. Atlanta visits Oklahoma City on 1/27 to finish the season series. The teams split two games last year, each winning on the road. The Thunder took the last matchup, 100-92, on 12/19/12. The Hawks lead the all-time series 63-59, including a 38-24 home mark.
Hawks Assistant Coach Jim Thomas is a former Scout for Oklahoma City. Elton Brand and Jared Cunningham were teammates with Derek Fisher in Dallas for part of 2012-13, while Paul Millsap teamed-up with him for Utah in 2006-07. Assistant Coach Darvin Ham coached Fisher for part of 2011-12 as an Assistant with the Lakers. Thunder TV analyst Grant Long played three seasons with Atlanta (1994-96, 1998-99).
Information provided from the Hawks and Thunder official gamenotes.