Ed note: Oleh is unavailable due to personal reasons so please accept apologies if things are a bit out of whack here at The Bird Writes. But really, a win in Atlanta will mean more than an unusually formatted game thread. Right?
New Orleans went into Boston Tuesday night and snapped the Celtics' seven-game win streak. That win was the Pelicans' third straight and pushed New Orleans to three games above .500 for the second time all season.
Now the Pelicans have to hop on a plane and fly south to Atlanta to take on the struggling Hawks. The Hawks are neck and neck with Orlando and Sacramento for worst record in the NBA, but it's worth pointing out that Atlanta gave New Orleans all they could handle in the Smoothie King Center earlier in the season. Thanks to four three-pointers by Darius Miller in the fourth quarter, New Orleans was able to escape an embarrassing loss to the Hawks.