Nets vs Hawks – Game Preview – April 2, 2022

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 look to build on its four-game winning streak with a win over Brooklyn.

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

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

The teams are meeting for the third time this season. The Nets won 113-105 in the final game 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 percent from beyond the arc with 3.0 3-pointers per game for the Hawks, while averaging 28.2 points and 9.6 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 19.7 points in Atlanta’s last 10 games.

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

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 7-3, averaged 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 are averaging 114.2 points per game.

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