As a result of the Hawks' recent winning streak (and the fact that they're playing a bad team this afternoon), they're actually the favorite in a game, for the first time this season. In the past, the Hawks had buckled in close games, but they've shown poise and improved defense in pulling out a couple of nail-biters against Boston and Indiana.
Portland is in the middle of a seven-game East Coast road trip, over which they are 1-3 so far. The Blazers have been led by Darius Miles and Zach Randolph, each averaging close to 20 points per game. Sebastian Telfair has had some great games recently, and some horrible ones.
Sorry guys for not getting these up lately. I'm very busy with applying to graduate schools. I'll try to make game threads for the next couple of weeks anyway.
When: Sunday, November 27, 2:00 PM
Where: Philips Arena
Line: Atlanta by 3.5
Sebastian Telfair--Sergei Monia--------Darius Miles--------Zach Randolph-------Joel Przybilla
Tyronn Lue--------Joe Johnson---------Josh Smith---------Al Harrington-------Zaza Pachulia