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Game One for the Atlanta Hawks is Against the New Look Houston Rockets

November 2nd, 2012 at 2:02 AM
By Gordon Robinson

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The season is under way and it is already booming with the fans. The Atlanta Hawks have yet to play their first game but we are sure that there will be a lot of attention paid to 'The Highlight Factory ' when they tip off against the Houston Rockets. This game is full of storylines, mainly how both teams have gone under under the knife for some reconstructive surgery. NBA fans are interested in how both new look teams will fare this season. 

Houston has added two major headliners with Jeremy Lin and newly acquired James Harden. They have also added Carlos Delfino and Omer Asik, along with their rookies. Many believe that, with Lin and Harden, the Houston Rockets have one of the league's best backcourts. The pair have already started off on the right foot as the Rockets defeated the Detroit Pistons 105-96 in their first game. James Harden blew up the stat book with 37 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. Jeremy Lin pitched in with 12 points and eight assists. The Rockets starting lineup consisted of Lin, Harden, Omer Asik, Chandler Parsons and Marcus Morris. 

The Atlanta Hawks starting line up will probably be Jeff Teague, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver, Josh Smith and Al Horford. That line up could change if Larry Drew fells like he sees a better match up somewhere. Drew has named Horford and Smith interim team captains and said that he will take some time to see if those two will hold the position all season. Coach Drew has continued to emphasize a fast pace to the team in practices, so the game against a quick team like the Rockets should be fun to watch.

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Tags: Al Horford, Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, Devin Harris, James Harden, Jeff Teague, Jeremy Lin, Josh Smith, Kyle Korver, NBA

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