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Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks: Match Prediction, Injury Report & How to Watch | January 7th 2022

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NBA Matchup: Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks

Date: January 7, 2022

Time: 10:11 PM ET

The Los Angeles Lakers hope to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Atlanta Hawks on January 7, 2022, at Crypto.com Arena. 

Los Angeles Lakers season so far

The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly climbing up in the western conference as they have three-straight games as the sixth seed with a record of 20 wins and 19 losses. In the last ten games, the Lakers have a record of 4-6 while averaging 111.7 points, 43.0 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. The Lakeshow has allowed 114.3 points per game.

 

LeBron James is leading Los Angeles as he is averaging 32.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks over the last 10 games. Russell Westbrook is scoring 19.5 points per game with 8.1 rebounds and 8.1 assists for the Lakers. 

Atlanta Hawks season so far

The Atlanta Hawks have been a letdown this season with a record of 17 wins and 20 losses as the 12th seed in the eastern conference. Just like the Lakers, the Hawks lost six games in the last ten games while averaging 110.4 points, 43.1 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Defensively, Atlanta has conceded 115.0 points per game.

 

Trae Young is leading the Atlanta Hawks as he is scoring 28.4 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds. In their last game, Young put up a career-high 56 points against the Portland Trail Blazers. Cameron Reddish has also been great for ATL as he is averaging 16.6 points and 2.3 rebounds over the last 10 games. 

Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks Match Prediction

The Atlanta Hawks have a lot of COVID-19 issues, but Trae Young’s back injury will be their biggest challenge against the Lakers. Without Young, the Hawks are a different team which makes the Los Angeles Lakers the favourites to win this game. LeBron James has been unstoppable over the last couple of weeks. He should dominate the short-handed Hawks and win this game at the Crypto.com Arena.

Injury Report

Los Angeles Lakers 

LeBron James – Abdomen – Game Time Decision
Kendrick Nunn – Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 14
Anthony Davis PF Wed, Dec 22 Knee Expected to be out until at least Jan 20

Atlanta Hawks

John Collins – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
De’Andre Hunter – Wrist – Expected to be out until at least Jan 15
Jalen Johnson – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Cam Reddish – Ankle – Game Time Decision
Trae Young PG – Back – Game Time Decision
Bogdan Bogdanovic – Covid-19 – Game Time Decision
Gorgui Dieng – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 9
Cameron Oliver – Covid-19 – Expected to be out until at least Jan 12
Solomon Hill – Hamstring – Out for the season

How to watch Los Angeles Lakers vs Atlanta Hawks?

The LA Lakers-Atlanta Hawks game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Southeast and Spectrum SportsNet in the US. The game can also be live-streamed on the NBA League Pass.

Also read: NBA Injury Report: When Will Klay Thompson Return to Golden State Warriors’ Starting Lineup?