Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 17
=== Atlanta Hawks Team Report – November 17 ===
(Sports Network) – Al Harrington will get his first shot at his former team
tonight, as he leads the Atlanta Hawks against the Indiana Pacers at Conseco
Harrington, who was craving more playing time in Indiana, was dealt to Atlanta
in exchange for guard Stephen Jackson during the offseason. The youngster has
been solid early in the season for the Hawks with 14.9 points and 6.7 rebounds
per game, while Jackson is registering 16.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per
contest for Indiana.
Atlanta has won two of its last three games, including an 88-84 win over the
Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Philips Arena. Antoine Walker amassed 20 points
and 10 rebounds and Atlanta scored 15 consecutive points late in the fourth
quarter pull away in the win.
Walker has been the backbone of the Hawks this year, registering team highs in
points (22.4), rebounds (8.9), assists (4.0) and steals (1.86) per contest.
Predrag Drobnjak chipped in 15 points off the bench and Harrington finished 14
as the Hawks rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit. Josh Childress
tallied 12 points and Royal Ivey tacked on 10.
Atlanta has not been successful on the road this year, dropping three of four
Indiana swept four meetings between these teams last season and has won six of
its last eight overall. The Pacers have won nine of 12 and 11 of the last 15
meetings in this series. All-time, Atlanta owns a 73-64 advantage in this