The injury-plagued Atlanta Hawks remain in position for a playoff berth halfway through the season but would love to snap out of their funk on the road.
A visit to Charlotte would appear an ideal way to end those woes, but the Hawks don't plan on overlooking the Bobcats even though they've lost 15 straight at home.
While trying to snap a six-game road losing streak, Atlanta will seek an eighth consecutive win in the series and fourth in a row in Charlotte on Wednesday night.
Atlanta (23-18) is sixth in the Eastern Conference but 3-8 in its last 11 games, and a short-handed backcourt has hardly helped. Lou Williams (knee) is out for the season, and Devin Harris (ankle), DeShawn Stevenson (knee) and Anthony Morrow (back) also sat out Monday's 104-96 home win against Minnesota.
Al Horford helped make up for those absences with a season-high 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Jannero Pargo, signed to a 10-day contract earlier in the day, scored 16 points. Pargo averaged 5.6 points in 50...