Porzingis leads Washington against Atlanta after 43-point showing

Atlanta Hawks (33-33, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (31-35, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Washington hosts the Atlanta Hawks after Kristaps Porzingis scored 43 points in the Washington Wizards' 122-120 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

The Wizards have gone 18-22 against Eastern Conference teams. Washington is 7-6 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Hawks are 6-8 against Southeast Division teams. Atlanta ranks ninth in the Eastern Conference with 24.7 assists per game led by Trae Young averaging 10.1.

The two teams square off for the third time this season. The Hawks defeated the Wizards 122-120 in their last matchup on March 9. Young led the Hawks with 28 points, and Porzingis led the Wizards with 43 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Porzingis is averaging 23.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for the Wizards. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.0 points over the last 10 games for Washington.

Clint Capela is scoring 12.1 points per game and averaging 11.1 rebounds for the Hawks. Young is averaging 25.1 points and 3.1 rebounds over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 43.5 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 7.5 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.0 points per game.

Hawks: 5-5, averaging 123.3 points, 41.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 50.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.5 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: None listed.

Hawks: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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