It's been a much different story for the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors since they met a month ago.
Both these teams are among the NBA's biggest surprises, and the Hawks will try to earn a split of the season series with a Warriors team that's wrapping up a seven-game road trip Saturday night.
Not much was expected from either team in 2012-13, with Atlanta (14-6) losing six-time All-Star Joe Johnson to Brooklyn and Golden State (15-8) entering off four straight losing seasons.
The Hawks, however, are tied with Miami for the Southeast Division lead.
"Wins and losses, I'm very happy with where we are,'' coach Larry Drew said. "I thought this first quarter of the season we came together pretty well.''
The Warriors are off to their best start since 1991-92 and sit 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Clippers in the Pacific.
Atlanta was 3-3 and Golden State 3-4 when these teams met Nov. 14 in Oakland, where the Warriors won 92-88 behind rookie Harrison Barnes' 19 points and...