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Philips Arena will host a battle between the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Lakers. With a 12-12 record, the Hawks can move above .500 with a win. On the other end, the Lakers have been a middling team this season and enter the game with an 11-12 record. This game will begin at 7:30 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and TWC SN.

The Hawks are regrouping after their loss to the Knicks, 111-106. Lou Williams was the team's leading scorer, scoring 27 points. Meanwhile, the Lakers are coming off a close win against the Bobcats, 88-85. Jordan Hill had a good game, posting 15 points, 9 rebounds and 1 assist. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Lakers winning the first matchup, 105-103. Kyle Korver was the top overall scorer in the game with 22 points.

Second-chance opportunities project to be few and far between for Los Angeles in this contest. They rank 26th in the NBA in offensive rebounding (OR% of 22.6%), while Atlanta is fourth-best in the league on the defensive backboards (DR% of 75.8%).

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