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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 26 / 15

4.5 – Local rating on SportSouth for the Thunder-Hawks game last Friday, marking a tie for the RSN’s best figure on record in the Atlanta market for a Hawks regular-season game. The game tied a Celtics-Hawks game from January '10 ( Fox Sports ).

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