ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 08: Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks attackes the open basket against the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena on February 8, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Hawks are looking for their third straight win and will open a six-game road trip in Indiana on Tuesday night in a key matchup against the Pacers.
The Atlanta Hawks will open a six-game road trip in Indiana against the Pacers Tuesday night and will be trying to extend their winning streak to three games in the process. Atlanta and Indiana have split both regular season meetings and Tuesday's game is the rubber match which would decide the tiebreaker should the two teams become tied in the standings at the end of the season.
Atlanta may be without several key players as Joe Johnson is doubtful for the game with an ongoing knee problem and both Willie Green and Tracy McGrady are questionable with back and knee strains. Atlanta didn't let the injuries bother them on Saturday when they knocked off the Western Conference leading Oklahoma City Thunder 97-90 at Philips Arena.
The Hawks are catching the Pacers on the second game of a back-to-back after Indy was blown out in Chicago 92-72 on Monday. Paul George scored 21 points in that game but starting center Roy Hibbert was held to just two points in under 25 minutes due to foul trouble. Overcoming Indiana's size and strength inside will be key for the Hawks if they are to pull out a key road victory.
Game date/time: Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband
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