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Pistons Vs. Hawks: Detroit Faces Playoff Bound Atlanta

The Detroit Pistons head to Atlanta to face the playoff bound Hawks on Wednesday.

April 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (3) drives past Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Willie Green (33) during the first half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 101-96. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
April 6, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Rodney Stuckey (3) drives past Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Willie Green (33) during the first half at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 101-96. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Pistons are coming off of one of their best victories of the year, a 116-77 slaughtering of the Cleveland Cavaliers. They'll need all the momentum they can get from that victory if they want to repeat the feat Wednesday when they face the Atlanta Hawks in Georgia, where they have not won a game in seven straight tries.

Atlanta clinched their playoff spot with a win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. It's not a place that the weak Pistons will be seeing this season, though they have looked pretty good in their more recent games. The Hawks get a five game homestand to finish the season starting with Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Detroit will look for another strong performance from Brandon Knight, who was absolutely dominant against the Cavaliers, and Greg Monroe if they want to beat the Hawks. Atlanta has taken two of the three games this season in the series.

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