Young and the Hawks face the Nets
Brooklyn Nets (10-10, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (5-16, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks take on the Brooklyn Nets. Young ranks fourth in the NBA scoring 28.2 points per game.
The Hawks have gone 2-9 against Eastern Conference opponents. Atlanta has a 2-10 record in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Nets are 6-5 in conference matchups. Brooklyn is fifth in the league scoring 50.2 points in the paint per game led by Kyrie Irving averaging 11.3.
The Hawks and Nets face off Wednesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Young is averaging 28.2 points and 4.0 rebounds for the Hawks. Jabari Parker has averaged 14.1 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 43.0 percent over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
Spencer Dinwiddie ranks second on the Nets averaging 5.9 assists while scoring 20.7 points per game. Jarrett Allen is shooting 69.8 percent and has averaged 14.6 points over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nets: 6-4, averaging 105.2 points, 45 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 6.6 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 43.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.9 points on 42.0 percent shooting.
Hawks: 1-9, averaging 108.2 points, 39.7 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.9 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 123.2 points on 49.8 percent shooting.
Hawks Injuries: Kevin Huerter: day to day (rotator cuff/shoulder), Allen Crabbe: day to day (illness), De’Andre Hunter: day to day (finger).
Nets Injuries: Caris LeVert: out (thumb), Kyrie Irving: out (right shoulder), Kevin Durant: out (achilles).