Bobcats vs. Hawks
7 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610
|Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg||Pos, Player||Ppg||Rpg|
|G, K. Walker||17.7||4.2||G, J. Teague||16.0||2.7|
|G, G. Henderson||14.5||4.1||G, K. Korver||12.3||3.9|
|F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist||7.5||5.0||F, D. Carroll||11.1||5.5|
|F, J. McRoberts||8.5||4.9||F, P. Millsap||17.7||8.2|
|C, A. Jefferson||21.4||10.4||C, P. Antic||6.9||3.5|
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker versus Jeff Teague: Two of the better young point guards in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks paid up big to match Milwaukee’s offer sheet on Teague last summer.
• While the Bobcats lead the Hawks in the Eastern Conference standings, the head-to-head of late has been gruesome; Atlanta has won the past 10 meetings including the first two games this season.
• If the Hawks win either Monday or April 14 in Atlanta, they clinch a tiebreaker over the Bobcats.
• The Hawks signed power forwardPaul Millsap
off of Utah’s roster, same as the Bobcats signed centerAl Jefferson
. They’ve proven to be two of the more impactful free agents off last summer’s list.
• The Hawks are fifth in the NBA in 3-point percentage at .379. The Bobcats have struggled at times to guard the 3-point line effectively.
Did you know?
Kyle Korver’s streak of 127 consecutive games making a 3-pointer ended March 12. It’s the longest such streak in NBA history.