Dec 29, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague (0) holds the ball as the Atlanta Hawks face the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks vs 76ers: Game Thread - Jeff Teague Will Start

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He’s playing!

Jeff Teague will start tonight for the Atlanta Hawks at point guard against the Philadelphia 76ers, reports Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.

Teague was a “game-time decision” coming into tonight’s game after being listed as “day-to-day” yesterday. He missed the previous two road games due to a sprained left ankle.

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Quick Facts

Who?: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers

What?: Eastern Conference Showdown (Game #45, Road Game #23)

Where?: Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, PA)

When?: Friday, January 31 – 7:30 PM (ET)

How?: SportSouth HD TV


Probable Starters

Atlanta Hawks: 

PG: Jeff Teague | SG: Kyle Korver | SF: DeMarre Carroll | PF: Paul Millsap | C: Gustavo Ayon

Philadelphia 76ers:

PG: Michael Carter-Williams | SG: James Anderson | SF: Evan Turner | PF: Thaddeus Young | C: Spencer Hawes


Injury Report

Atlanta Hawks: Pero Antic (stress fracture, right ankle), Al Horford (right pectoral muscle surgery) and John Jenkins (low back pain) are out.

Philadelphia 76ers: Brandon Davies (fractured right small finger), Arnett Moultrie (left ankle injury) and Nerlens Noel (left knee injury) are out.


Current Records, Streak & Hot, Lukewarm, or Cold

Records: Atlanta Hawks (23-21) / Philadelphia 76ers (15-31)

Streaks: Atlanta Hawks –> OVERALL: Lost 1 | HOME: Lost 1 | ROAD: Lost 1                             Philadelphia 76ers –> OVERALL: Won 1 | HOME: Lost 4 | ROAD: Won 2

Home/Away Records: 76ers are (8-15) at home / Hawks are (8-14) on the road.

Atlanta Hawks: Cold. The Hawks have lost 2 of their last 3 games overall and haven’t played since Monday due to severe weather conditions that shut down metro Atlanta.

Philadelphia 76ers: Cold. The 76ers are not good, their home record is worse than the Hawks’ road record.


Series Notes/Past Series Notes

Atlanta travels to Philadelphia for the second-of-three matchups between the teams. The Hawks won the first meeting 113-103 at home on 11/15 and have a two-game winning streak overall in the series. Jeff Teague scored 33 points and added 10 assists for Atlanta while Evan Turner led the 76ers with 27 points. The clubs will close the series at Philips Arena on 3/31. The Hawks won the most recent game in Philadelphia 124-101 on 4/5/13. Philadelphia’s last home victory was a 99-80 triumph on 12/21/12. The Hawks lead the all-time series 160-159 (50-90 on the road).


The Hawks took a 25-17 lead after the first behind eight early points from Al Horford. But Philadelphia roared back in the second to take a 56-54 advantage into the half. Atlanta continued a trend of strong third periods, riding a 28-17 quarter to an 82-72 lead. The lead reached double figures late as the Hawks closed strong. Jeff Teague poured in a career-high 33 points to go along with 10 assists. DeMarre Carroll also tallied a career-best, adding 21 points. Al Horford scored 20 while Kyle Korver pitched in with 13. Lou Williams played his first game since tearing his right ACL on 1/18 in Brooklyn and put in seven points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 16 minutes off the bench. Evan Turner scored 27 to pace the 76ers. Atlanta recorded 25 assists and knocked down 10-23 (.435) from long range.


Common Threads

Lou Williams played 455 games for Philadelphia from 2005-12. Kyle Korver was with the 76ers for four-plus years (2003 through part of the 2007-08 season). Elton Brand played for Philly from 2008-12. Shelvin Mack was with the Sixers last year, seeing action in four games. Hawks Assistant Coach Quin Snyder was an Assistant with Philadelphia in 2010-11. Sixers Assistant Coach for Player Development Greg Foster played 33 games for Atlanta in 1992-93. Thaddeus Young played college ball at Georgia Tech in 2006-07. Spencer Hawes is the nephew of Steve Hawes, who played for the Hawks from 1976-83. James Anderson played for San Antonio (2010-part of 2012-13) while Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer was an Assistant on the Spurs’ bench. Budenholzer and Sixers Head Coach Brett Brown were both Assistants under Gregg Popovich in San Antonio.

Information was used from the Hawks and 76ers official gamenotes


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