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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 1:17PM

Hawks play the Nets on 4-game win streak

By The Associated Press

Brooklyn Nets (40-37, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (40-37, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta will try to build upon its four-game win streak with a victory over Brooklyn.

The Hawks are 24-24 against Eastern Conference opponents. Atlanta has a 22-17 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

The Nets are 28-20 against Eastern Conference opponents. Brooklyn is 8-4 in one-possession games.

The teams square off for the third time this season. The Nets won 113-105 in the last matchup on Dec. 11. Kevin Durant led the Nets with 31 points, and Trae Young led the Hawks with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Young is shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Hawks, while averaging 28.2 points and 9.6 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

Patty Mills is shooting 41.0% and averaging 11.7 points for the Nets. Kyrie Irving is averaging 4.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Brooklyn.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 7-3, averaging 119.8 points, 43.0 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 9.2 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Nets: 6-4, averaging 120.2 points, 42.9 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 8.5 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 51.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points.

INJURIES: Hawks: Jalen Johnson: day to day (concussion), John Collins: out (finger/foot), Lou Williams: day to day (ankle/back).

Nets: Ben Simmons: out (back), Joe Harris: out for season (ankle).

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

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