Atlanta takes on Eastern Conference-leader Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks (57-19, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (27-49, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Sunday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks play the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks are 14-33 in conference games. Atlanta is third in the Eastern Conference with 15.1 fast break points per game, led by Trae Young averaging 3.
The Bucks are 37-10 against conference opponents. Milwaukee is 5-5 in games decided by less than 4 points. The Bucks won 133-114 in the last matchup between these two teams on Jan. 13. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 33 points and Young led Atlanta with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Young ranks second on the Hawks averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers and scoring 19 points per game while shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. Kevin Huerter has averaged 2.9 assists and 10.4 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
Brook Lopez leads the Bucks averaging 2.4 made 3-pointers while scoring 12.5 points per game and shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc. Antetokounmpo has averaged 24.2 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 46.5 percent over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bucks: 7-3, averaging 117.8 points, 50.3 rebounds, 26 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting.
Hawks: 5-5, averaging 116.2 points, 48.3 rebounds, 26.8 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.1 points on 44.9 percent shooting.
Hawks Injuries: Alex Poythress: out (right ankle sprain), Omari Spellman: out (left ankle), Kent Bazemore: day to day (groin), Dewayne Dedmon: out (ankle), Miles Plumlee: out for season (left knee), Taurean Prince: day to day (foot).
Bucks Injuries: Pau Gasol: out (ankle), Nikola Mirotic: out (left thumb), Donte DiVincenzo: out for season (heel), Malcolm Brogdon: out (heel), Giannis Antetokounmpo: day to day (ankle), Tony Snell: out (ankle).