Tonight in the NBA: Nets visit struggling Hawks

Tonight in the NBA: Nets visit struggling Hawks
March 9, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The Sixers are off tonight after losing to Miami on Friday, which pushed the Heat's winning streak to 17 games (see story).

Here is a look at the notable games tonight in the NBA:

Nets at Hawks, 7 p.m.
The Brooklyn Nets travel to Atlanta to take on the struggling Hawks.

The Nets, who have won two straight, will be going for their first victory in Atlanta since Nov. 2008.

Deron Williams is coming off a record performance in the Nets' 95-78 victory over the Wizards on Friday night. Williams set an NBA record with nine first-half three-pointers, and finished with a team-record 11 threes.

The Hawks are coming off a 107-102 overtime loss to Boston on Friday night, despite big games from Al Horford (22 points and 13 rebounds) and Josh Smith (32 points, nine assists and eight rebounds).

The Nets came away with a 94-89 victory the last time these two teams met on Jan. 18.

Jazz at Knicks, 7:30 p.m.
The New York Knicks play host to the Utah Jazz tonight at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks are coming off a 95-94 loss to the Thunder on Thursday, despite a season-high 36 points from J.R. Smith.

New York, which ranks second in the NBA in three-point attempts, will try to take advantage of the NBA's worst three-point defending team.

Carmelo Anthony has missed the past two games with a sore knee, and will be a game-time decision.

Utah is coming off a 89-88 loss to the Bulls as Marco Belinelli nailed a game-winning three pointer with 5.9 seconds remaining.

The Jazz continue to fight off the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the West, but have lost their first three games of a four-game road trip.

Bucks at Warriors, 10:30 p.m.
The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Golden State Warriors tonight as they go for the season sweep.

Golden State is coming off a 94-88 loss to the Rockets on Friday, which dropped its sixth-seed lead over Houston to one game.

Andrew Bogut, if allowed to play in back-to-back games, will face the Bucks for the first since last year's trade.

The Bucks, who currently hold the eighth seed in the East, are coming off 117-101 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday.  Larry Sanders snapped his streak of 40 straight games with at least a block .

Ersan Ilyasova is questionable after suffering a bone bruise in the loss.

The two teams last met on Jan. 26, with the Bucks coming away with a 109-102 victory at home. Stephen Curry led all scorers with 26 points in the loss.

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