The Atlanta Hawks look to extend their home winning streak to nine when they take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night at Philips Arena (7:00 PM, SportSouth, 97.9 FM).
The (non Road) Warriors are looking for their first four-game winning streak in nearly three years. But three of those wins have come at home at the Oracle Arena. The other was against the lowly Sacramento Kings – that barley counts for an NBA victory.
Golden State (or Oakland as I like to call them), has dropped 10 of its last 12 away from home. Their only other win during that stretch on the highway came against the Minnesota Timberwolves. So let’s just say they are very ungood on the road. Advantage Atlanta.
The Hawks are coming off of a 95-80 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday. Al Horford lead five Atlanta players into double-figures with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
While Oakland does have a red-hot scoring threat in Monta Ellis, who is averaging nearly 35 points a game over the past four games, they otherwise do not put the Golden in Golden State. The Warriors struggle defensively, allowing an average of 106.3 points a game.
Look for the Hawks to feast on the defensive lapses of an inferior Golden State team and keep the winning drive alive at home.