The Atlanta Hawks face the Phoenix Suns in a matchup few would have predicted to have the playoff implications it does now. The Suns, in particular, have completely shocked the NBA world, holding the number one seed in the West and sporting the best record in the NBA. Whether they hang on to that first spot will have much to do with the game tonight, as they currently have the same record as the Jazz (47-18). For the Hawks, a top-three seed will not be in their future, but home-court advantage in the first round could be.
Atlanta holds the rest advantage for tonight’s game. The Hawks were off yesterday while Phoenix had an overtime battle in Cleveland. Despite this, betting markets still have the Suns as a two-point favorite, showing just how good this Phoenix team has been. After last night’s win (which was their fifth straight), the Suns improved to 22-9 on the road. They will give the Hawks all they can handle
With that being said, Atlanta has been playing great basketball as of late and should be feeling good coming into tonight’s game. It will undoubtedly be a solid measuring stick for how far the Hawks have come as a team.
For the Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic is listed as probable with left hamstring soreness. De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish remain out.
On the Suns side, no official injury report has been released for tonight’s game, but it’s reasonable to expect Jae Crowder and Abdel Nader to remain out, as they’ve missed a good bit of time with no signs pointing to a return tonight.
Location: State Farm Arena
Tip-off: 8:00 pm ET
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
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