NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 29th (All times eastern)
Atlanta Hawks (9-6) at Washington Wizards (2-11), 7:00 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The struggling Washington Wizards conclude a three-game homestand Saturday by welcoming the Atlanta Hawks to the Verizon Center.
The Wizards dropped to 1-1 during their residency on Thanksgiving when Orlando's Dwight Howard scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Magic in a 105-90 victory over Washington.
Caron Butler had 25 points and six assists for the Wizards, who were coming off a 124-100 drubbing of Golden State in Ed Tapscott's first game as interim coach but have dropped six of seven overall.
Antawn Jamison ended with 17 points and 12 boards in defeat.
Atlanta has lost two of three and six of its last nine games, including Friday's 93-88 decision to the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre.
Mike Bibby scored 24 points and Joe Johnson tallied 18 and seven assists in a losing effort. Maurice Evans netted 17 points and Al Horford chipped in 10 and eight boards for the Hawks, who lost their fifth straight road game.
The Wizards lost in Atlanta, 91-87, on November 19 and have dropped three of their past four games with the Hawks.
Atlanta has lost 11 of 15 trips to DC.
11/29 10:23:07 ET