San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday afternoon at Philips Arena.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second and final matchup of the season between the two teams. The Spurs won the first matchup 111-89 on November 30th. Danny Green led the Spurs with 18 points, Boris Diaw added 15 points.

How will the Spurs fare against the Hawks? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key factors to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 17-17 on the road and 43-25 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 101-89 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 22 points and added 7 rebounds.

Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are 30-4 at home and 53-16 overall. The Hawks are coming off a 123-115 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Pero Antic led the Hawks with 22 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Manu Ginobili– Manu Ginobili is out with a sprained right ankle.

Aron Baynes– Aron Baynes is day-to-day with injured ribs.

Atlanta Hawks

Thabo Sefolosha– Thabo Sefolosha is out with a calf injury.

Kyle Korver– Kyle Korver is questionable with a broken nose.

Key Hawks Players

Paul Milsap- Paul Milsap has established himself as one of the better power forwards in the league. Milsap has made the all-star game back-to-back seasons. He is averaging 16.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3 assists.

Jeff Teague– Jeff Teague is having the best season of his NBA career so far. He made the all-star game for the first time in his career and he is one of the better guards in the east. He is averaging 16.5 points, 7 assists and 1.7 steals.

Al Horford– Al Horford is as consistent as they get, going into every season you can write him in for 16-17 points and 8 or 9 rebounds a game. He is averaging 15.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists.

Prediction

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The Atlanta Hawks will come out angry after losing to a shorthanded Oklahoma City Thunder. The Hawks are one of the better road teams in the league and they will come out on top in convincing fashion.

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