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Atlanta visits Charlotte following Young’s 46-point game

March 15, 2022 GMT

Atlanta Hawks (34-34, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (34-35, 10th in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta takes on the Charlotte Hornets after Trae Young scored 46 points in the Hawks’ 122-113 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Hornets are 5-7 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Charlotte averages 27.4 assists per game to lead the Eastern Conference, paced by LaMelo Ball with 7.3.

The Hawks are 8-5 against Southeast Division teams. Atlanta is 17-26 against opponents over .500.

The two teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Hawks defeated the Hornets 113-91 in their last meeting on Jan. 24. Young led the Hawks with 30 points, and Ball led the Hornets with 19 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Ball is averaging 19.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hornets. Terry Rozier is averaging 23.5 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

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Young averages 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Hawks, scoring 28.3 points while shooting 38.4% from beyond the arc. Bogdan Bogdanovic is shooting 40.7% and averaging 16.7 points over the past 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Hornets: James Bouknight: out (neck), Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

Hawks: 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.