NBA Matchup: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: 5th December 2021
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Top NBA guards Trae Young and Lamelo Ball go head to head as the Atlanta Hawks take on the Charlotte Hornets. Both teams enter this matchup on losing streaks, as the Hornets have lost three straight games while the Hawks have lost one.
Atlanta Hawks season so far
The Atlanta Hawks are currently tenth in the eastern conference with a record of 12 wins and 11 losses. The Hawks have won eight out of their last ten games after a difficult start to the season. They are averaging 114.3 points, 46.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.2 steals, and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Teams have averaged 103.6 points per game against the Hawks as the 13th ranked defensive. Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.3% from deep, led by Skylar Mays shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.
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— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 4, 2021
The Hawks are led by Trae Young who is continuing his ascend as one of the guards in the NBA. Ice Trae is averaging 26.2 points per game as the fifth top scorer in the league. He is also shooting a career-best 46% from the field and 38% from the three-point line, this season Alongside Young, John Collins is averaging 16.5 points and 2.1 assists.
Charlotte Hornets season so far
The Charlotte Hornets have had an exciting season so far as the eighth seed in the eastern conference. Currently, on a three-game losing streak, Charlotte has won six out of ten games. The Hornets have been putting up 116.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Buzz City has struggled on the defensive end, as they have conceded 114.5 points.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 2, 2021
Led by the sophomore guard, Lamelo Ball, who is averaging 20 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.7 assists. He also averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets while shooting 39.1% from beyond the arc. But against the Hawks, veteran forward Gordan Hayward will have a crucial role as the Hornets’ key starter. Hayward is averaging 17.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.
Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets Match Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks are the favourites to win this game as the Hornets could miss the starting backcourt of Lamelo Ball and Terry Rozier. Hawks also have an 8-3 home record improving their chances against Charlotte. With Trae Young scoring 26.2 points per game Hornets will have a difficult night in Atlanta. The last time these two teams played each other this season, Atlanta took a 115-105 victory as Clint Capela had an incredible 20-point game.
Kevin Huerter – Quadriceps – Game Time Decision
Trae Young – Quadriceps – Game Time Decision
Cam Reddish – Illness- Game Time Decision
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Dec 13
De’Andre Hunter – Wrist – Expected to be out until at least Jan 9
Onyeka Okongwu – Shoulder- Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
Terry Rozier – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Mason Plumlee – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
Jalen McDaniels – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 8
LaMelo Ball – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Dec 15
Cody Martin – Illness – Game Time Decision
How to watch Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Hornets?
Bally Sports Southeast will provide local coverage of the game between the Charlotte Hornets and the Atlanta Hawks. Fans can view the game online via a subscription to NBA League Pass as well.