Hawks-Pistons game rescheduled for April 8

Lou Williams and the Hawks are 2-0 against the Pistons so far this season, including a 93-85 win at Philips Arena on Nov. 20.

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Wednesday night’s postponed Hawks-Pistons game at Philips Arena has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8.

The postponement comes as no surprise, as travel for fans and players would have been extremely difficult on the icy roads that forced drivers to abandon their vehicles, children to sleep at school and companies like Home Depot and CVS to house those without shelter.

The Hawks, who are fourth in the Eastern Conference at 23-21, return to action on Friday on the road against the Sixers.

The April 8 game vs. Detroit will be another Atlanta homecoming for ex-Hawks standout forward Josh Smith, who signed with Detroit in the offseason. He was held scoreless on 0-for-7 shooting on his last visit to Philips in November.