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Wednesday, December 29th (All times eastern)

Golden State Warriors (12-18) at Atlanta Hawks (20-13), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Golden State Warriors will hit the road for five games, starting with tonight's showdown against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.

The Warriors will also visit the Bobcats, Heat, Magic and Hornets on the road swing and are just 4-12 outside of Oakland this season.

Golden State is coming off its third straight win, a 110-95 decision over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena. Dorell Wright had a game-high 28 points, Monta Ellis collected 22 points and 12 assists and David Lee tallied 21 points and 16 rebounds in a winning cause.

"I have to be a little more aggressive," Wright said. "When I start making a few shots guys start going for my head fakes so I just got to start utilizing that. It's an ability I have to get to the basket and have to start doing it more."

Stephen Curry got into the scoring act with 17 points. The Warriors have not won four in a row since February 26 - March 4, 2008.

Atlanta is aiming to extend its eight-game home winning streak Wednesday and is 11-5 as the host this season.

The Hawks won for the fourth time in six tries overall with Monday's 95-80 road decision over the Milwaukee Bucks, as Al Horford pumped in 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge. Joe Johnson scored 15 points and both Jamal Crawford and Marvin Williams ended the night with 14 off the bench.

"We play our best when we're sharing the ball. We're just consistent and solid throughout, and that's what we did tonight," Horford said after the Hawks snapped a five-game road skid.

Golden State and Atlanta have split the previous 20 meetings in this series, while the Hawks have won six of the past 10 games as the host.

12/29 10:42:11 ET


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