Young and the Hawks face the Wizards
Washington Wizards (28-32, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (31-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup against Washington. He's ninth in the NBA averaging 27.0 points per game.
The Hawks are 5-5 against the rest of their division. Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference scoring 116.9 points while shooting 48.0% from the field.
The Wizards are 15-19 in Eastern Conference play. Washington is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 43.9 rebounds per game led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 8.6.
TOP PERFORMERS: Young averages 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Hawks, scoring 27.0 points while shooting 32.6% from beyond the arc. Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals over the past 10 games for Atlanta.
Monte Morris is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 assists for the Wizards. Porzingis is averaging 18.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 51.6% over the past 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 6-4, averaging 120.7 points, 45.8 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 6.9 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 48.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.7 points per game.
Wizards: 4-6, averaging 113.2 points, 41.1 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 50.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.9 points.
INJURIES: Hawks: None listed.
Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: day to day (knee), Monte Morris: day to day (back).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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