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Southeast Division foes will collide when the Atlanta Hawks face the Charlotte Bobcats at Philips Arena. The Hawks come into the game with a 16-13 record and are on pace to have a very good year. On the other end, the Bobcats look to be more than just average and enter the game with a 14-16 record. This game will begin at 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth.

After narrowly defeating the Cavaliers, 127-125, the Hawks look for another solid effort. Jeff Teague played a pivotal role, recording 34 points and 14 assists to notch his 10th double-double on the year. Meanwhile, the Bobcats are feeling some disappointment after the 89-85 loss at the hands of the Thunder. Kemba Walker had a team-high 18 points. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Hawks taking the first game, 103-94. In the victory, Al Horford led all scorers with 24 points.

From an eFG% perspective, this will be a matchup of two heavyweights. Atlanta's sweet-shooting offense is ranked fourth in the league in that metric at 52.6%, while Charlotte is fifth-best in the NBA at making opponents miss (47.3%). Also, the Bobcats commit the second-fewest errors in the NBA (TO% of 13.2%), while the disruptive defense of the Hawks causes the fourth-most (opponents' TO% of 25.3%).


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