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Game 59: Bucks/Hawks


2009/2010 NBA Season



36-21 (22-7 home)
30-28 (12-19 road)
February 28, 2010
Philips Arena
5:00 PM
Radio: WTMJ AM 620 TV: FSN-Wisconsin HD
Probable starters:
Mike Bibby
PG Brandon Jennings
Joe Johnson
SG John Salmons
Marvin Williams
SF Carlos Delfino
Josh Smith
PF Luc Mbah a Moute
Al Horford
C Andrew Bogut

(5th) 111.1 - OFFENSE - 104.4 (23rd)
(14th) 106.4 - DEFENSE - 103.4 6th)
(26th) 90.6 - PACE - 92.7 (15th)


Peachtree Hoops / Atlanta Journal Constitution / Human Highlight Blog / Hoopinion

Turnover game. The Hawks average the fewest turnovers per game (11.9) in the NBA, and the Bucks are third in the NBA in forcing turnovers (15.5).

Meanwhile, Atlanta has the best assist/turnover ratio (1.83:1) in the NBA and Milwaukee is ninth (1.59:1). Something's got to give.

Looking for a signature. After the Bucks beat the Heat in the final game of January, Scott Skiles pleaded for a signature road win.

The teams ahead of us have some real signature wins on the road. And nothing against the teams we've beaten on the road. But we're going to have to, at some point, if we are going to hang with those teams, go on the road -- we've been right there several games -- but we're going to need to go on the road and win some of those games. And we've got a tough test this week.

Since then, Milwaukee has only lost once on the road, to Orlando. But a month and a half dozen road wins later, the red-hot road-Bucks are still searching for a signature win away from the Bradley Center. Tonight certainly would qualify. The Hawks are 22-7 at Philips Arena. That is tied with Phoenix for the fifth best home record in the NBA.

Atlanta did show home mortality in a 111-103 overtime loss to Dallas on Friday after leading by 15 minutes with under nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter. And they lost badly, 94-76, to the Heat earlier this month at home.