(Update: Bibby to sit out tonight with ingrown toenail on left big toe. He said he will test it before game at Detroit tomorrow. Teague to start at point guard in his place. Woody says reports from Atlanta indicate Joe Johnson (thumb) is “feeling a lot better” and could play vs. Toronto on Friday.)
The Hawks are on the road and, if they continue on their current course, chances are they will have a shot to beat Charlotte late in the game. But odds are they won’t close out a victory, and not just because they are without J.J.
In 13 road games since the All-Star break, the Hawks are 5-7 when they either had a lead or gained a tie in the fourth quarter. The Hawks blew leads in the final two minutes of four games and in the final six minutes of two others.
Compare that Hawks’ closing percentage to the other three top teams in the East:
- In 12 road games since the