Match Timing: March 10, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Philips Arena (State Farm Arena)
Brooklyn Nets can go sixth in the Eastern Conference when they take the road to face Atlanta Hawks in a regular season NBA match at Philips Arena (State Farm Arena), in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday morning (IST).
It’s a season-defining period for Brooklyn Nets. Everything they have worked for up until now and the targets they set for themselves may very well hinge on the output of this period.
Eight of the next nine games, including against Hawks, are on the road, with the sole home game is against an in-form Detroit Pistons.
Nets will head to the Western Conference to kick start a seven-game road trip with the matchup against an indomitable Oklahoma City Thunder. No game is easy there, and that’s a surety.
If D’Angelo Russell and co. come back with a negative record, there is every chance that the likes of Orlando Magic and Charlotte Hornets may be a game or two away from usurping them from top-eight.
Atlanta Hawks have little or nothing to play for in the rest of the season. With a 22-44 record, they are 12th in the Eastern Conference, nine and a half games adrift of the playoff positions. They are on a two-game losing streak and lost 104-111 in the last game against San Antonio Spurs.
Atlanta Hawks: W-22, L-44
Brooklyn Nets: W-34, L-33
John Collins – He is into his 2nd year as an NBA player and you can see the maturity in his game. The 21-year-old is averaging 19.4 points and 9.6 rebounds and is shooting 56.9 percent.
Trae Young –The rookie guard is having a pretty solid first season at the top level of the sport. He is just 20 but is racking up the 2nd most points per game for Hawks this season. The Texas-born point-guard has been even more impressive in the last 10 matches, averaging 26.6 points per game.
D’Angelo Russell –The 23-year-old is one of the best 3-point shooters this season. His versatility on the court is indispensable as he leads the team with 1.1 steals per game. The former Los Angeles Lakers point-guard is averaging 20.5 points per game, while he has averaged 23.9 in the last 10 matches.
Spencer Dinwiddie – With 17.2 points per game and 5.0 assists per game, he is Brooklyn Nets’ 2nd best player this season. He features from the bench mainly but is averaging the 3rd most minutes on the court for Nets.
Injured – Omari Spellman will be missing his 3rd straight game due to an ankle injury, while Miles Plumlee remains a long-term absentee and won’t be playing.
Questionable – Dewayne Dedmon is playing through a pain and is day-to-day.
Suspended – None.
Injured – According to official reports, Treveon Graham is out with back soreness, while Dzanan Musa has been assigned the G-League duties. Shabazz Napier is expected to miss the game due to personal reasons.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
This is the kind of game Brooklyn Nets must kill to remain a distance away from playoff rivals on the table. They have a negative record on the road, winning just 14 times in 31 matches, while Hawks’ home form has been substandard. A win for Ners is our call.
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