Preview: Nets @ Hawks

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(Source: zimbio.com)

Preview: BKN (15-26) @ ATL (11-30) 1/12/18 7:30 PM Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA. 

 

Tonight at 7:30, the Hawks are returning from a 5 game road trip out west in which they went 1-4. The Hawks are coming off a win against the Denver Nuggets that was 110-97 with Dennis leading  the way with 19 points and 10 assists.

The Hawks are looking to continue their strong home play winning their last 3. Atlanta is facing a nets team that has lost their last 3 games. The key players for the Nets will be our old friend DeMarre Carroll who is currently averaging 12.4 PPG and 6.7 RPG. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson who is averaging 14.7 PPG along with 6.8 RPG and Spencer dinwiddie who has has a solid season averaging 13.2 PPGand 6.4 APG despite only scoring 2 points on Wednesday vs Detroit shooting 1-5 in 26 minutes.

The last time the Hawks and nets met the Hawks lost in a 20 point blowout on December 4th at home . In that game the Hawks struggled terribly in the second half  letting the Nets open up the third quarter with a 17-0 run.

Key Matchup

The Backcourt

Without D-Lo, it’s important for Dennis to make a big impact on this game.

Injury Report

Hawks

DeAndre’ Bembry- Out

Nets

DeMarre Carroll- Questionable

D’Angello Russell- Out

Three Keys to the Game

  • Capitalize off the turnovers they force. The Nets averages 20.3 turnovers against the Hawks this season.
  • Be consistent with the shots we take and don’t let ourselves take bad shots.
  • Taurean Prince to continue his improved play as we have seen he has gotten way more confident in the way he plays along with a solid offensive game for Dennis.

Projected Starters

Hawks

Guard – Dennis Schroder

Guard – Kent Bazemore

Forward – Taurean Prince

Forward – Ersan Ilyasova

Center – Miles Plumlee

Nets

Guard- Spencer Dinwiddie

Guard – Joe Harris

Guard- Allen Crabbe

Guard – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Forward – Tyler Zeller

Game Info

Tip Off: 7:30 PM ET

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Prediction: Hawks 106 Nets 92

Attendance Prediction: 13,106

Next Five Games

Vs SAS 1/15 3:00 PM NBA TV

Vs NOP 1/17 7:30 PM

Vs CHI 1/20 5 PM

Vs UTA 1/22 7:30

Vs TOR 1/24 7:30

 

Danny Brown | @DBrownSports

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