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Charlotte Bobcats at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 p.m., Monday

Bobcats at Hawks

7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Hawks
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, TBDG, J. Teague16.52.6
G, G. Henderson14.34.0G, K. Korver12.24.0
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist7.25.2F, D. Carroll11.05.6
F, J. McRoberts8.64.3F, P. Millsap18.08.5
C, A. Jefferson21.910.7C, E. Brand5.75.0

Matchup to Watch

Paul Millsap vs. Josh McRoberts: Millsap proved to be a terrific free-agent signing by Hawks general manager Danny Ferry. He was an All-Star and is as big a reason the Hawks are making their seventh consecutive playoff appearance.

Observations

• The Bobcats might get back point guard Kemba Walker, who has missed the past two games with a right groin injury. They could use him against Hawks point guard Jeff Teague, a former Wake Forest star. Teague is having a big season after the Hawks matched an offer sheet from the Milwaukee Bucks.

• The Hawks have won 11 straight over the Bobcats. It’s hard to say how the Hawks will play after clinching the last playoff spot in the East on Saturday. They can’t move up in the standings.

Tap-ins

• The Hawks have been playing of late without rookie center Pero Antic due to an ankle injury.

• Bobcats coach Steve Clifford has raised concern recently about the Bobcats’ receding transition defense, which had been a stable of this team’s success.

Did you know?

The Bobcats last won in Atlanta in February of 2011. They’ve lost five straight at Philips Arena.

Rick Bonnell

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