NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, February 4th (All times eastern)
Philadelphia 76ers (18-29) at Atlanta Hawks (19-24), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Atlanta Hawks play the second of a four-game homestand when they host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight at Philips Arena.
This is the second meeting of the campaign between the squads. On December 3, Josh Smith filled the stat sheet with 22 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks to lead Atlanta past Philadelphia, 88-79, at the Wachovia Center.
Philadelphia has dropped two of three and three of its last five at Atlanta.
The Hawks opened this stand with a victory. Marvin Williams scored 24 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out five assists to lead Atlanta past the New Jersey Nets, 104-92, Saturday at Philips Arena.
Josh Childress and Josh Smith poured in 23 points apiece for the Hawks, who ended a three-game skid and won for only the second time in their last nine games overall. Rookie Al Horford contributed 14 points, while All-Star Joe Johnson netted 10.
Atlanta is 13-9 at home this season. The Hawks will also host the Lakers and Cavaliers on the residency.
Philadelphia attempts to get back on the winning track. On Friday, Orlando's Hedo Turkoglu drained a pair of free throws in the waning seconds to lift the Magic over the Sixers, 108-106, at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Miller finished with 23 points and 11 assists for the Sixers, who had a two-game winning streak halted. Lou Williams contributed 20 points off the bench and rookie Thaddeus Young ended with 15 points in the loss.
On the injury front for Philadelphia, forwards Andre Iguodala (flu) and Jason Smith (sprained left ankle) are both questionable.
The Sixers are 9-15 on the road this season. They return home to host the Washington Wizards on Tuesday in the first of a five-game stand.
02/04 14:52:23 ET