Tune in at 7:00 PM ET as the Hawks take on the Thunder. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Hawks v Thunder. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following tonight's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
The Hawks were a 109-102 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets
Atlanta was led by Lou Williams’ 22 points off the bench, while Josh Smith had 18 points and 10 boards
The Thunder were a 106-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers.
Durant grabbed 17 rebounds, including 15 on the defensive end, both one short of tying career-highs. Over the past two games, Durant has racked up 31 rebounds, with 27 coming on the defensive glass.
The Thunder’s bench outscored the Blazers by a count of 42-15
Let me hear what you think will happen in tonights game? What is your final prediction?
Does anyone out there have any $$$$$ on today's game? I would take the Hawks +9 and OVER 198
Atlanta visits Oklahoma City for the only time this year in the first of two contests with the Thunder
Oklahoma City has won four of the last five games in this series
Oklahoma City finished 2011-12 with a 15-3 mark in games played after a loss.
Only the Chicago Bulls recorded a better record in those games played after a loss (15-1).
Josh Smith will be OUT tonight for the Hawks with a sprained ankle.
How much of an impact will the loss of Smith be for the Hawks tonight?
We are just a few miuntes away from the opening tip.................
Teague, Stevensson, Horford, Tolliver, Korver
Westbrook, Durant, Ibaka, Sefolosha, Perkins
Hawks win the tip! Horford controls.
Teauge dribbles in the lane and is double teamed and looses the ball
Off the OKC miss, Horford makes the nice turnaround J over the defender.
Ibaka sets up the screen and Perkins turns and drops in the BABY hook with the right hand.
This time Horford misses the baseline jumper, OKC rebound.
Ibake is BLOCKED by Horford.
Horford takes off down the floor and finishes in transition.
Off the Durant miss, Horford misses the J and picks up the foul on Durant for tripping him.
Off the Westbrook miss, Teague break free inside and lays it in. ATL by 6