Atlanta's five-game road trip mercifully comes to an end Wednesday night in New York against the Knicks. Of late the Hawks have been in the news for the wrong reasons. Player injuries and rumored discontent have dominated the headlines of late while the team has struggled to a 1-3 record on the current trip. Perhaps tonight's trip to New York is a blessing because everyone there is caught up in Linsanity and may not even notice the Hawks.
While Jeremy Lin has ignited the Knicks of late, the Hawks could deal them a major blow if they could hand New York its second straight loss since Carmelo Anthony returned to the lineup. New York dropped a 100-92 decision to New Jersey on Monday in Anthony's return from a groin injury. The Knicks are getting healthy and still trying to figure out how all of their pieces fit together.
Joe Johnson did not make the trip to New York and returned to Atlanta to have his ailing knee examined. Marvin Williams will return to the Hawks lineup tonight after sitting out Monday's loss while attending a funeral of a family friend.
Game date/time: Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Madison Square Garden
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
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