TIP-OFF: 7pm (EST)
TELEVISION: SportSouth, NBA TV
RADIO: Hawks Radio Network, Audio League Pass
GAME NOTES: Hawks/Nuggets
ATLANTA INJURY REPORT: None.
DENVER INJURY/SUSPENSION REPORT: JR Smith serves the final game of his 7-game suspension tonight. Kenyon Martin suffered a left fibula contusion last night in Miami and is out.
FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY: Atlanta -3, 211.5 o/u
OTHER PERSPECTIVES: Roundball Mining Company
PREVIOUSLY, THE DENVER NUGGETS...lost 96-88 in Miami last night. Denver's first loss of the season was a eight-point defeat much like the Hawks' loss in Los Angeles was an eight-point defeat. Denver finished the game on a 14-3 run and outscored Miami 32-18 in the fourth quarter to make the margin of defeat superficially slighter.
Carmelo Anthony has been excellent through 6 games, averaging 31.7 PPG (48.4 2PTFG%, 41.2 3PTFG%, 81.4 FT% on 11.7 FTA per game) to lead the Nuggets to the league's 3rd best offensive efficiency despite Anthony Carter starting in place of the suspended JR Smith. As expected by those gifted with (occasional) foresight, Ty Lawson entered the NBA ready to contribute.
Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game (but pre-recap) thoughts.