Young, Atlanta set for matchup with Indiana
Atlanta Hawks (37-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-50, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup against Indiana. He currently ranks fourth in the NBA scoring 28.2 points per game.
The Pacers have gone 11-35 against Eastern Conference teams. Indiana is second in the Eastern Conference with 49.5 points per game in the paint led by Malcolm Brogdon averaging 8.4.
The Hawks are 22-24 in Eastern Conference play. Atlanta is third in the league in 3-point percentage, shooting 37.0% as a team from deep this season. Gorgui Dieng paces the team shooting 45.2% from 3-point range.
The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on March 13 the Hawks won 131-128 led by 47 points from Young, while Tyrese Haliburton scored 25 points for the Pacers.
TOP PERFORMERS: Oshae Brissett is averaging 8.5 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Pacers. Buddy Hield is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Indiana.
Young is scoring 28.2 points per game and averaging 3.8 rebounds for the Hawks. Kevin Huerter is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 3-7, averaging 114.9 points, 41.4 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122.4 points per game.
Hawks: 6-4, averaging 115.7 points, 42.6 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 8.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.2 points.
INJURIES: Pacers: Duane Washington Jr.: day to day (hip), Malcolm Brogdon: day to day (reconditioning), Ricky Rubio: out for season (knee), T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Goga Bitadze: day to day (foot), Isaiah Jackson: out (headache), Myles Turner: out (foot), Jalen Smith: day to day (illness), T.J. Warren: out for season (foot), Chris Duarte: out (toe).
Hawks: John Collins: out (finger/foot), Bogdan Bogdanovic: day to day (knee), Skylar Mays: day to day (illness).