With four players just placed in COVID-19 protocols, including starting guards LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, the Charlotte Hornets will have a mighty challenge while trying to salvage a win in the final leg of their four-game road trip Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses in their previous outings, with the Hornets' defeat coming when they had far more personnel available. In addition to Ball and Rozier being placed into protocols, starting center Mason Plumlee and reserve forward Jalen McDaniels were designated as well.
Charlotte Hornets (13-11, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (12-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference)Atlanta; Sunday, 6 p.m. ESTFANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -4; over/under is 227.5BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup with Charlotte. He ranks fifth in the NBA scoring 26.2 points per game.The Hawks are 3-1 against Southeast Division opponents. Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.3% from deep, led by Skylar Mays shooting 50.0% from 3-point ran
ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 28 points, including a jumper with 42 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the second half, and the 76ers took a 98-96 comeback win over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Embiid snapped a 96-all tie with the 13-foot jumper. Seth Curry then stole a pass from John Collins. Danilo Gallinari missed a potential winning 3-pointer as time expired. Embiid added 12 rebounds for Philadelphia, which has won each of its first two games