The Washington Wizards (7-9) face off on Saturday against The Southeast Division-rival, Atlanta Hawks (9-8). The Wizards are coming off of a loss to the Indiana Pacers while the Hawks are playing after an amazing clutch shot by Al Horford against the Dallas Mavericks.
Nene, Washington’s Power forward, will miss his second straight game to rest his Achilles. Jan Vesely will start in place of the Brazilian player. The Wizards are already playing without Bradley Beal.
Al Horford and Jeff Teague lead the Hawks to the Verizon Center on Saturday. Teague and Horford lead the Hawks in points per game and assists. They’ll be playing without Kyle Korver after he suffered a rib injury; Korver leads the team in three-point shots made.
TV Information: The game will be shown on NBA League Pass beginning at 7:00 PM EST
Predicted Score: Wizards 97 vs. Hawks 93
The Odds: Despite the Wizards being without Nene they’ll rely on Marcin Gortat like they’ve done during the past few games. Also, John Wall will have to lead the Wizards offense to create fast scoring opportunities. The Hawks on the other hand will have to beg for big games out of Jeff Teague and Al Horford during Korver’s injury. Tonight could be a long night for the Atlanta based team.