Wizards (0-5) at Hawks (2-3)
Notable Hawks numbers this season (pound the salt):
20th in expected winning percentage (.357).
24th in pace factor (89.8 possessions per game).
23rd in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (102.1).
17th in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (106.5).
Notable Hawks numbers last season
29th in expected winning percentage (.329).
24th in pace factor (88.8 possessions per game).
29th in offensive efficiency/offensive rating (104.3).
23rd in defensive efficiency/defensive rating (109.8).
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Wizards: Worst in Show
...but at least they're cheap
PG: Acie Law IV
SG: Joe Johnson
SF: Marvin Williams
PF: Josh Smith
C: Al Horford
PG: Gilbert Arenas
SG: DeShawn Stevenson
SF: Caron Butler
PF: Antawn Jamison
C: Brendan Haywood
Wizards at Hawks: Hawks by 4.5
Over/Under on Big 3 scoring: 60.8 points.
I'm not sure there's really anything to be said that hasn't been said already. The Wizards desperately need a win today, not only for confidence, but for the simple reason that they're playing a division rival on the road and need a W if they want to keep up with the rest of the division. A win today wouldn't heal all wounds, but a loss would create a whole lot more. Let's hope that Boston's beatdown of Atlanta on Friday night doesn't doesn't produce the same desire to redeem themselves like it did for Denver.