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Verizon Center will host a Southeast Division battle between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks. With a record of 7-9, the Wizards have not been able to consistently win. On the other hand, the visiting Hawks are above .500 on the year, entering today's game with a 9-8 record. This game will begin at 7:00 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and CSN-DC.

The Wizards are expecting better results after their embarrassing 93-73 loss to the Pacers. Despite the loss, Marcin Gortat earned his seventh double-double of the year. He recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Wiz. The Hawks, meanwhile, are coming off a tight win over the Mavericks, 88-87. Jeff Teague shot 8-for-14 during the game and led the team in scoring with 25 points.

Points at the line might be difficult to come by for Washington in this contest. They are 26th in the league in FTA rate (23.4), while Atlanta is among the league's least foul-prone teams (allowing a FTA rate of just 24.5, fifth in the NBA).


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