(SportsNetwork. Terrell Brandon Jersey .com) - The Atlanta Hawks will try and rebound from a disappointing loss last time out when they welcome the Detroit Pistons to Philips Arena. On Tuesday, the Hawks surrendered the first road victory of the season to the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-109. It was also Atlantas first home setback of the campaign. The Lakers opened a 15-point halftime lead and the Hawks chipped away. They had a chance with 7.7 seconds left, but Pero Antic missed a 3-pointer for the tie. LA made two free throws and iced the victory. We dug ourselves too big of a whole, Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer said. Playing from behind the entire game was difficult. You cant put yourself in that position. Paul Millsap netted 29 points to lead the Hawks, who received 23 from Jeff Teague and 15 from Al Horford. Thabo Sefolosha added 10 in the loss, the second straight for the Hawks. Atlanta may get some reinforcements Friday as starting forward DeMarre Carroll has been listed as probable with a groin strain. He sat out the last four games. The Pistons dropped their third straight on Wednesday thanks to an 88-86 defeat at home to the Phoenix Suns. Phoenixs Eric Bledsoe knifed through the lane for the go-ahead layup with 28.7 seconds left on the clock. Markieff Morris blocked a Brandon Jennings layup attempt with about five seconds to go and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who gave Detroit the lead with a late 3-pointer, missed from the top of the arc. Bledsoe split a pair of foul shots with 1.3 ticks on the clock and Jennings heave at the horn was well short. Its too bad they got an easy one as they did to win it, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. Jennings posted 19 points and seven assists and Greg Monroe provided 18 points and 12 boards for Detroit, which has dropped six of its last seven games. Caldwell-Pope managed 15 in the loss. Josh Smith will play his third game in Atlanta since signing a free-agent deal with the Pistons in the summer of 2013. Smith spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Hawks. The two teams split four meetings last season and when the Pistons bested the Hawks in Atlanta on April 8, it snapped a 10-game series road losing streak for Detroit. Sam Cassell Jersey . Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2. "It was a weird play," Seager said of the triple in the fourth inning. Sam Mitchell Jersey . The premature end left 26 players still to finish the round in the Asian Tour event. Siddikur, who shot a bogey-free first round to share the lead with five others, eagled the par-5 first hole before bogeying twice and rebounding with six birdies.NEW ORLEANS (3-4) at CAROLINA (3-4-1)Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL NetworkOPENING LINE — Saints by 1 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — New Orleans 3-4, Carolina 4-4SERIES RECORD — Panthers lead 20-18LAST MEETING — Panthers beat Saints 17-13, Dec. 22, 2013LAST WEEK — Saints beat Packers 44-23; Panthers lost to Seahawks 13-9AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 18, Panthers No. 21.SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (7), PASS (2).SAINTS Defence — OVERALL (28), RUSH (10), PASS (31).PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (17).PANTHERS Defence — OVERALL (21), RUSH (32), PASS (18).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Saints coach Sean Payton is 28-16 in NFC South games since 2006. Hes 7-7 vs. Carolina. ... Saints 26-0 under Payton when not committing a turnover. ... QB Drew Brees has thrown for three or more TDs in three of last five games vs. Carolina. ... RB Mark Ingram ran for 172 yards last week vs. Packers. ... Saints have converted NFL-best 47.4 per cent of third-down opportunities. Robert Covington Jersey. ... TE Jimmy Graham has scored in five straight games vs. Panthers. ... WR Brandin Cooks had a rushing and receiving TD last week. ... DE Cameron Jordan has five sacks in last five games vs. Carolina. ... Saints averaging 5.1 yards per carry, second best in NFL. ... Saints have allowed eight sacks. ... QB Cam Newton is 3-1 vs. Saints in last four starts, and won nine of last 11 starts in home games. ... Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle sprain) expected to start. Williams ran for career-high 210 yards vs. Saints on Dec. 30, 2012. ... Panthers have allowed 18 sacks. ... WR Kelvin Benjamin on pace for team rookie record of 76 receptions, 1,142 yards and 10 TDs. ... TE Greg Olsen has TD reception in three straight home games. ... S Roman Harper played eight seasons for Saints. ... LB Luke Kuechly had career-high 24 tackles in last meeting.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
Dec 18, 2019