TIP-OFF: 7:30pm (EST)
CHAT: Daily Dime Live
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass (color commentary from Lang Whitaker tonight)
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Knicks
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.
NEW YORK INJURY REPORT: Eddy Curry is out. Nate Robinson is doubtful.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -5.5, 207.5 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Knickerblogger
PREVIOUSLY, THE NEW YORK KNICKS...lost their fourth consecutive game, a 95-93 setback at home against Utah. Rookie Toney Douglas took advantage of Nate Robinson's absence and Chris Duhon continuing to plumb new depths of shooting futility (28.1 2PTFG%, 23.5 3PTFG% on the season) to impress for a second consecutive game. In 40.5 minutes over the past two games Douglas has 37 points on 22 shots.
Danilo Gallinari (45.9 3PTFG%) is the only Knicks other than Douglas currently making more than one-in-three of his three-point attempts which is something of a problem for a team that attempts more than one-third of its field goals from beyond the arc. Combine that with New York's inability to get to the free throw line (18.2 FT Rate, 27th in the league) or grab offensive rebounds (18.9 OR%, last in the league) and you have the reasons why New York is 25th in the league in offensive efficiency. Do not be distracted by New York averaging the fourth-most points per game in the league. The Knick offense has been terrible. Their per game average is boosted by the team's number of possessions per game (4th in the league) and the three overtime periods they've played.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.