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Atlanta Hawks Schedule: Weather A Factor As Hawks Prepare For Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks boarded a jet plane and made it into Atlanta ahead of their Tuesday night matchup against the Atlanta Hawks.  That doesn't mean that the game will go on as scheduled.

The January snowstorm dumped over six inches of snow and a sheet of ice in some parts of the metropolitan area, causing numerous accidents and intermittent road closures. Many of those roads are expected to ice over on Monday night. If the roads do not improve, the game, which is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Philips Arena may be called off.

"While the #Bucks have arrived in ATL, a lot could depend on the overnight weather conditions and the roads regarding tomorrow's game," Thrashers spokesman Arthur Triche tweeted on Monday afternoon.

Should the game go on as planned, the Hawks will be looking to extend their home winning streak to 11 with a win over the Bucks.  It is the third matchup of the year for Atlanta and Milwaukee. The two teams split the first two games, with Milwaukee posting a 108-91 win here on Nov. 10 and Atlanta taking a 95-80 decision at the Bradley Center on Dec. 27.

Atlanta won its ninth straight game over the Indiana Pacers with a 108-93 win on Saturday night.  Josh Smith scored 14 of his game-high 27 points and Joe Johnson posted 24 for Atlanta, which never trailed en route to cruising to its eighth win in 10 games.

Milwaukee also emerged victorious in their last game, besting the lowly New Jersey Nets by a 115-92 score in Newark on Saturday.  Chris Douglas-Roberts had 24 points off of the bench to help the Bucks snap a three game losing skid.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.