WHO: Atlanta Hawks
WHAT: The NBA season begins.
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CST
HOW: Fox Sports Southwest
THE STORY: Like the Mavericks, the Atlanta Hawks have made massive overhauls to their roster in the past few years. Gone is Josh Smith, Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford -- in fact, the only two players still on the team is Jeff Teague and Al Horford. But despite their efforts, Atlanta is going to have to battle for a final playoff spot this year -- again, just like the Mavericks. The similarities will be put to the test tonight as each team tries to stay undefeated (technically true) and start the season off right.
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