UP NEXT TEAMS: Bucks (7-9) vs. Atlanta Hawks (8-5).
WHEN: 6 tonight.
WHERE: Philips Arena.
BROADCASTS: TV - FSN. Radio - AM-620.
ABOUT THE Hawks: They've come back to earth after their 6-0 start but they've had three days to rest after a loss in Cleveland on Saturday. The Hawks have been letting it fly as they lead the league in three-point percentage (42.7%) and are second three-pointers made per game (9.23). Atlanta ranks 13th in the league in scoring (98.5).
PLAYER TO WATCH
Joe Johnson, Hawks:
He's off to great start and is leading the team in scoring, assists, steals, three-pointers made and free-throw percentage. Johnson is seventh in the league in scoring (24.0) and second in three-point baskets (33). He has led the team in scoring in nine games although he is coming off a four-point game against Cleveland. He has been bothered by a sore foot but is expected to play.
The Bucks were 2-2 against the Hawks last season, losing both games in Atlanta.
PROBABLE Hawks STARTERS
Player Ht. From
G-Mike Bibby 6-1 Arizona
G-Joe Johnson 6-6 Arkansas
F-Al Horford 6-9 Florida
F-Marvin Williams 6-9 N. Carolina
C-Zaza Pachulia 6-11 Georgia (Eur.)
Coach: Mike Woodson (fifth season; 114-227).
Injury report: Speedy Claxton (left knee) and Josh Smith (left ankle) are out.
PROBABLE Bucks STARTERS
Player Ht. From
G-Luke Ridnour 6-2 Oregon
G-Charlie Bell 6-3 Mich. St.
F-Richard Jefferson 6-7 Arizona
F-LR Mbah a Moute 6-8 UCLA
C-Malik Allen 6-10 Villanova
Coach: Scott Skiles (first season, ninth overall, 288-260).
Injury report: Michael Redd (right ankle) is out. Ridnour (right knee) and Andrew Bogut (knee) are day to day.
4-1 Atlanta's home record.
2 Atlanta's home winning streak.
10 The Bucks are tied for the league lead in road games.
FRIDAY: 7 p.m. at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons. TV - FSN. Radio - AM-620.
SATURDAY: 8 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. TV - FSN. Radio - AM-620.
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