Atlanta visits Charlotte following Young’s 46-point game
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.
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).