TODAY'S GAME Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Philips Arena
TV/radio: CSN, FM-106.7
Probable starters: Wizards - F Fabricio Oberto, F Caron Butler, C Brendan Haywood, G Mike Miller, G Gilbert Arenas. Hawks - F Marvin Williams, F Josh Smith, C Al Horford, G Mike Bibby, G Joe Johnson.
Injuries: Wizards - Out: F Antawn Jamison (shoulder). Hawks - none reported.
Notes: In Atlanta the Wizards will receive another early test, and this game could be a playoff preview; many analysts are picking the Wizards and Hawks to battle it out for the fourth and fifth spots in the East. Saunders said that after Tuesday's strong performance in the season-opening win, he will be enter Friday's game with raised expectations. "When you play against a good team on the road and you defend and you don't turn the ball over and you pretty much play the right way, it sets the bar of how you expect your team to perform, especially on the road," Saunders said. "We'll have another good test as far as Atlanta [on Friday]." The game will mark the first of a back-to-back for the Wizards . After playing Atlanta, they will fly back to the District, where they will host the New Jersey Nets on Saturday.
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