UP NEXT TEAMS: Milwaukee Bucks (21-24) vs. Atlanta Hawks (25-16).
WHEN: 6:30 tonight.
WHERE: Philips Arena, Atlanta.
BROADCASTS: TV - FSN. Radio - AM-620.
ABOUT THE Hawks: Atlanta has not played since Tuesday, when it traveled to Chicago and posted a 105-102 victory over the Bulls behind 31 points from Mike Bibby. The Hawks are allowing 96.6 points per game and are 20-5 when limiting opponents to less than 100 points.
PLAYER TO WATCH
Zaza Pachulia, Hawks
Former Bucks general manager Larry Harris had a choice between Pachulia and Dan Gadzuric in the summer of 2005 and chose Gadzuric, signing him to a six-year, $36 million deal. The two likely will be matched against each other tonight.
PROBABLE Hawks STARTERS
Player Ht. From
G-Joe Johnson 6-7 Arkansas
G-Mike Bibby 6-1 Arizona
F-Maurice Evans 6-5 Texas
F-Josh Smith 6-9 Atlanta
C-Zaza Pachulia 6-11 Rep. of Geor.
COACH: Mike Woodson (fifth season, 131-238).
INJURY REPORT: Marvin Williams (concussion) is probable. Speedy Claxton (left knee), Al Horford (bone bruise, right knee) and Acie Law (right thigh bruise) are out.
PROBABLE Bucks STARTERS
Player Ht. From
G-Luke Ridnour 6-2 Oregon
G-Michael Redd 6-6 Ohio State
C-Dan Gadzuric 6-11 UCLA
F-Charlie Villanueva 6-11 Conn.
F-Richard Jefferson 6-7 Arizona
COACH: Scott Skiles (first season; ninth overall, 302-275).
INJURY REPORT: Andrew Bogut (lower back spasms) is out. Charlie Bell (right ankle soreness) is day-to-day.
The Hawks won the first game in the season series, 102-96, on Nov. 26 in Atlanta. The teams will play in Milwaukee on Jan. 31 and April 8. The Bucks lead the all-time series, 94-88.
818 Career blocked shots by Josh Smith.
45.0 Field goal percentage of Hawks' opponents, a mark that ranks ninth in the league.
57.8 Bucks' field goal percentage against Dallas on Wednesday, a season high.
SATURDAY: 7:30 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Bucks vs. Sacramento Kings. TV - None. Radio - AM-620.
MONDAY: 7 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves. TV - FSN. Radio - AM-620.
Charles F. Gardner
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