This is a must-win game for Skiles, you'd have to think. Or hope. There's a case to be made (and Paxson likely thinks this way) that Skiles has enough built-up cred to last the whole season regardless.
But losing tonight to the Hawks (who aren't that bad, but still the Hawks) at home would be another new low to this season.
Degenerate gamblers think this is the bounce-back game. I'm not saying that if they do look good tonight it'll mean anything, but it'll make me temporarily feel better. Especially since I'll be at the game.