Indiana takes on Atlanta on 3-game losing streak
Indiana Pacers (19-36, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (25-28, 10th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana enters the matchup with Atlanta after losing three games in a row.
The Hawks are 14-17 in conference play. Atlanta has a 5-2 record in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Pacers are 8-26 in Eastern Conference play. Indiana is third in the Eastern Conference scoring 48.8 points per game in the paint led by Domantas Sabonis averaging 12.3.
The two teams match up for the second time this season. The Hawks defeated the Pacers 114-111 in their last matchup on Dec. 2. Trae Young led the Hawks with 33 points, and Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers with 27 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Young is averaging 27.7 points and 9.3 assists for the Hawks. John Collins is averaging 17 points and 8.1 rebounds over the past 10 games for Atlanta.
Justin Holiday averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Pacers, scoring 11.0 points while shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc. Chris Duarte is shooting 42.6% and averaging 13.9 points over the last 10 games for Indiana.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 7-3, averaging 114.7 points, 43.3 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.7 points per game.
Pacers: 3-7, averaging 112.1 points, 46.1 rebounds, 24.9 assists, 5.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.2 points.
INJURIES: Hawks: Lou Williams: out (hamstring).
Pacers: Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Isaiah Jackson: out (ankle), Myles Turner: out (foot), T.J. Warren: out (foot/health and safety protocols), Malcolm Brogdon: out (achilles).