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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 11:57PM

Sabonis and the Pacers visit conference foe Atlanta

By The Associated Press

Indiana Pacers (13-13, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (11-14, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

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

LINE: Pacers -1.5; over/under is 226.5

BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Atlanta and Indiana square off on Saturday.

The Hawks are 7-7 in Eastern Conference games. Atlanta ranks third in the Eastern Conference with 11.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Clint Capela averaging 4.6.

The Pacers have gone 8-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana ranks last in the Eastern Conference shooting 37% from 3-point range.

The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Trae Young leads the Hawks with 2.4 made 3-pointers, and is averaging 26.5 points while shooting 36.7% from beyond the arc. John Collins is shooting 55.0% and averaging 21.4 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 21.3 points and 4.2 rebounds for the Pacers. T.J. McConnell is averaging 8.3 assists and 6.7 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 3-7, averaging 113.6 points, 41.4 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 6.3 steals and five blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points on 47.8% shooting.

Pacers: 4-6, averaging 111.7 points, 42.6 rebounds, 27.5 assists, 6.6 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.9 points on 45.6% shooting.

INJURIES: Hawks: De'Andre Hunter: out (right knee), Kris Dunn: out (right ankle), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (knee), Rajon Rondo: out (back).

Pacers: Caris LeVert: out (kidney), TJ Warren: out (foot).

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

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