Gilgeous-Alexander and Oklahoma City visit Young and the Hawks
Oklahoma City Thunder (10-13, 12th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (13-10, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: A pair of the league’s best scorers, Trae Young and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, meet when Atlanta and Oklahoma City hit the court. Young is 10th in the NBA averaging 27.8 points per game and Gilgeous-Alexander is third in the league averaging 31.1 points per game.
The Hawks have gone 8-4 in home games. Atlanta ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference with 51.6 points per game in the paint led by Clint Capela averaging 10.3.
The Thunder are 4-8 on the road. Oklahoma City is sixth in the NBA scoring 116.8 points per game while shooting 46.4%.
TOP PERFORMERS: Young is averaging 27.8 points and 9.6 assists for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 1.9 steals over the past 10 games for Atlanta.
Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 31.1 points, six assists and 1.8 steals for the Thunder. Luguentz Dort is averaging 14.3 points over the last 10 games for Oklahoma City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 5-5, averaging 112.6 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points per game.
Thunder: 4-6, averaging 118.1 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks per game while shooting % from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.8 points.
INJURIES: Hawks: Trae Young: day to day (right shoulder), De’Andre Hunter: day to day (thigh), John Collins: out (ankle), Justin Holiday: out (health and safety protocols), Trent Forrest: day to day (concussion).
Thunder: Chet Holmgren: out for season (foot).