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Houston faces Atlanta, seeks to halt 6-game skid

April 9, 2022 GMT

Atlanta Hawks (42-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (20-61, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup with Atlanta after losing six in a row.

The Rockets have gone 11-29 at home. Houston is 8-16 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 15.8 turnovers per game.

The Hawks are 15-25 in road games. Atlanta has a 23-18 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Rockets won the last meeting 132-126 on Dec. 14, with Eric Gordon scoring 32 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Porter Jr. is shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Rockets, while averaging 15.4 points and 6.2 assists. Jalen Green is averaging 23.7 points over the past 10 games for Houston.

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Trae Young is scoring 28.4 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 45.1% over the past 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Rockets: Christian Wood: day to day (hamstring), Dennis Schroder: day to day (shoulder), Eric Gordon: day to day (groin).

Hawks: Lou Williams: day to day (back), John Collins: out (finger/foot).

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