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Thursday December 2nd, 2021 7:59PM

Young leads Atlanta into matchup with Charlotte

By The Associated Press

Charlotte Hornets (10-7, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (7-9, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -6; over/under is 226

BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup against Charlotte. He currently ranks ninth in the NBA averaging 25.1 points per game.

The Hawks are 5-4 in Eastern Conference games. Atlanta is eighth in the Eastern Conference with 35.2 defensive rebounds per game led by Clint Capela averaging 7.9.

The Hornets are 2-1 in division games. Charlotte is third in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.0% from deep. Ish Smith leads the Hornets shooting 50% from 3-point range.

TOP PERFORMERS: Young is scoring 25.1 points per game and averaging 3.5 rebounds for the Hawks. John Collins is averaging 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LaMelo Ball averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, scoring 19.6 points while shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc. Miles Bridges is shooting 40.6% and averaging 18.2 points over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 4-6, averaging 110.7 points, 43.5 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 7.0 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.7 points per game.

Hornets: 5-5, averaging 108.7 points, 46.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 9.5 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points.

INJURIES: Hawks: De'Andre Hunter: out (wrist), Onyeka Okongwu: out (shoulder).

Hornets: P.J. Washington: out (elbow).

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

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