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Sunday July 3rd, 2022 2:42PM

Houston faces Atlanta, seeks to halt 6-game skid

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Hawks (42-39, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (20-61, 15th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Houston heads into the matchup with Atlanta after losing six in a row.

The Rockets have gone 11-29 at home. Houston is 8-16 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 15.8 turnovers per game.

The Hawks are 15-25 in road games. Atlanta has a 23-18 record in games decided by 10 or more points.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Rockets won the last meeting 132-126 on Dec. 14, with Eric Gordon scoring 32 points points in the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Porter Jr. is shooting 37.2% from beyond the arc with 2.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Rockets, while averaging 15.4 points and 6.2 assists. Jalen Green is averaging 23.7 points over the past 10 games for Houston.

Trae Young is scoring 28.4 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 9.7 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.4 points and 3.8 rebounds while shooting 45.1% over the past 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Rockets: Christian Wood: day to day (hamstring), Dennis Schroder: day to day (shoulder), Eric Gordon: day to day (groin).

Hawks: Lou Williams: day to day (back), John Collins: out (finger/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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