The Hawks long home court winning run has ended. A visit by the sluggish Kings might assist coach Larry Drew's club begin a new one.
The Hawks attempt to rebound back from a scarce defeat at Philips Arena on Monday evening when they encounter a Kings club trying to prevent a 7th consecutive loss in this game.
Going for their eleventh straight home court victory, Atlanta ( 26 - 15 ) had been denied a high for the year, tying 6th consecutive win Saturday, losing 112 - 106 to the Rockets. The Hawks had been leading by as many as 9 during the 2nd half, however Drew was not happy that his club did not make a a whole lot better effort to distribute the basketball to the post.
Al Horford ( twenty-four points, ten boards ) & Josh Smith ( twenty-one points, twelve rebounds ) provide a hard game down low for Hawks' competitors, however allowing Joe Johnson & Jamal Crawford create from the perimeter is not much simpler to stop.
Johnson carries on to play excellently since skipping 9 matchups the previous month after elbow surgery. He is putting in 27.7 points & throwing up 50.8 % against the previous 6 matchups following putting in thirty on Saturday.
Crawford got 8 within the defeat, however is still putting in 24.4 during his previous 7 games & leads the NBA with 16.3 per game coming off the bench.
The Hawks back-court pair combined for sixty points during a 108 - 102 win at Arco Arena vs. the Kings on January. 4.
Sacramento ( 9 - 29 ) has a lot of young talent Jason Thompson & Cousins, along with Tyreke Evans the 2010 rookie of the year, however the club is still understanding how to finish out contests. Following leading by eleven during their finest offensive 1st half of the year, Sacramento put in only 36 2nd half points during Saturday's 110 - 106 defeat versus the Pistons.
The Kings are 1 - 4 on their 6 game eastern trip.
Sacramento are permitting 106.9 PPG while dropping 14 of 17 away from home. Sacramento has been even worse while dropping their previous 4 trips to Atlanta, allowing an average of 112.3 points with the Hawks throwing up 50.9 %.
Crawford got a team best twenty points & Johnson put in seventeen with 7 dishes as Atlanta put in 51.3 % during a 108 - 97 home court victory versus Sacramento on January 20th.
Evans put in twenty-four within the defeat, & he is putting in 22.7 in 3 career games with the Hawks.
Sacramento's previous win versus Atlanta was 119 - 107 on their home court February 20th, 2008.