In Hotlanta, basketball teams from rival conferences are clashing with their postseason lives on the line. The Dallas Mavericks have a road game against the Atlanta Hawks scheduled for Sunday evening.
The latest Injury Update for the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Dallas Mavericks
Atlanta has either won or lost its last eight games. The Nets beat them pretty badly on the road on Friday night.
On Saturday, the Hawks had a 38-39 record and were two games behind the Heat, who were in first place in the Southeast Division.
They were in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, four games behind the Nets for the last guaranteed playoff spot, and four games ahead of the Wizards in 11th place to stay in the playoff picture.
When Atlanta played Brooklyn, they were down by eight points early on, but they came back and won the first quarter by eight points.
That didn’t last long. At halftime, they were behind by four points, and the rest of the game, they never got closer than two points, so they lost.
Atlanta made 42.9% of its shots from the field, including 8 of 37 three-pointers, and Brooklyn made 55.7% of its shots. Dejounte Murray scored 21 points to lead the Hawks in their loss.
On offense, the Hawks score an average of 117.9 points per game, which puts them in fourth place in the league.
With 44.2 rebounds per game, Atlanta is 10th in the league. With 24.8 assists per game, they are 19th.
This season, Atlanta’s defense is the 25th best in the league, allowing an average of 117.9 points per game to be scored by the other team.
Atlanta is ninth in the league in field goal percentage this season, making 48.1% of their shots from the floor. The Hawks make 10.7 three-pointers per game, which ranks them 25th, and 35.3% of their shots from beyond the three-point line go in, which ranks them 20th.
Trae Young is the team leader this year because he averages 26.3 points and 9.9 assists per game.
John Collins gets 12.9 points and 6.5 rebounds every night. De’Andre Hunter scores 15.4 points per game, and Dejounte Murray scores 20.5 points, gets 5.3 rebounds, and gives out 6.1 assists every night. Clint Capela (12 points, 11.1 rebounds), AJ Griffin, Onyeka Okongwu, Saddiq Bey (13.8 points), Jalen Johnson, Aaron Holiday, and Bogdan Bogdanovic (13.8 points) are some of the players who play in a rotation for Coach Quin Snyder.
Hunter didn’t play on Friday because his knee hurt. He got an MRI, which showed that he had a bone bruise and a muscle strain. He won’t be able to play in this game, and from then on, his status will be “day-to-day.”
The goal of Dallas’s game against Miami on the road, which was the first half of a back-to-back, was to gain some momentum for the rest of the season.
The Mavericks were in third place in the Southwest Division on Saturday, 12 games behind the Grizzlies, who led the division. They were 11th in the Western Conference, half a game behind the Thunder for the eighth and final spot in the play-in round.
Dallas comes into this game with a record of 3-9 and a scoring difference of -5.3 ppg (112.4 for, 117.7 against) This is the second game in a row for Dallas this season. The Mavericks are 15-24 on the road this season, where they have a -2.4 ppg scoring difference (112.4 ppg for, 114.8 ppg against).
As of Saturday, Dallas was 10-17 against Eastern Conference teams this season, with a -2 scoring difference (111.9 for, 113.9 against).
This season, the Mavericks have scored an average of 113.8 points per game, which puts them 16th in the NBA.
Dallas is 30th in the NBA in terms of rebounds with 38.6 per game and 28th in terms of assists with 22.7 per game.
The Mavericks give up an average of 113.3 points per game, which puts them in 15th place in the NBA.
The Mavericks are third in threes made per game, with 15.2 on average, and ninth in threes made per game, with 37.2% of their deep shots going in.
Luka Doncic, who averages 32.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game, is the team’s leader.
Kyrie Irving (26.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.5 apg), Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.1 ppg), and Christian Wood all average more than 10 points per game (16.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg).
Kidd has Dwight Powell, JaVale McGee, Reggie Bullock, Maxi Kleber, Trey Burke, Josh Green, and Theo Pinson in his rotation to add depth. This season, the Dallas Mavericks have made 47.4% of their field goals, which is 17th in the NBA.
One Mavericks player is out with an injury, Frank Ntilikina (knee) is likely to be out of action until at least April 2.