Fixture: Atlanta Hawks vs Golden State Warriors
Date and time: Monday, December 2, 7:00 PM ET (Tuesday 12:00 AM GMT)
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta.
Two teams at the bottom of their respective conferences would be looking this as an opportunity to increase the number in the wins column.
Over the past seven years, the Warriors have won 15 out of their last 16 games and nine out of the last 10 games against the Hawks. However, the Warriors are no longer the same team that they used to be to notch up their 10th consecutive victory on Monday.
Warriors’ dismal season has been due to a combination of their trades before the start of the season and the injuries since then. Warriors have so far played 21 games in the season and lost 17 out of those. Their four victories have come at home against Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers and down the road to Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans.
The Hawks, like the Warriors, have served a similar fate. Atlanta have also won just four games in the season, having played a game lesser as compared to the Warriors. Their record keeps them just a place above the bottom of the Eastern Conference, where they might go if they lose to the Warriors on Monday.
Injury updates & team news-
Golden State Warriors-
Injuries: Draymond Green (rest), Kevon Looney (hamstring)- Probable, Jacob Evans (hip)- out, D’Angello Russell (thumb)- Out, Damion Lee (hand)- out, Stephen Curry (hand)- Out, Klay Thompson (knee)- Out
Predicted starting lineup: Glenn Robinson III, Alec Burks, Eric Paschall, Willie Cauley-Stein, KY Bowman
Dubs return to the court tomorrow night in Atlanta.https://t.co/GAnTgyMoXT
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 2, 2019
Injuries: DeAndre’ Bembry (Hip)- Questionable, Clam Reddish (Wrist)- Questionable, Kevin Huerter (Shoulder rehab)- Out
Predicted starting lineup: Trae Young, Allen Crabbe, Jabari Parker, De’Andre Hunter, Damian James
Monday’s game could be a case of who keeps scoring with both the teams coming in with a poor defensive record. While the Warriors have conceded an average of 116.4 points per game, the Hawks’ average is 119.1 points per game.
Rookie Eric Paschall has been leading the Warriors on the scoring front with 17 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Supporting him have been Alec Burks, who is averaging 15 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, and Glenn Robinson III averaging 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
For the Hawks, Trae Young has been a consistent scorer. He led the way for the Hawks in the game against the Rockets with 37 points and seven assists. De’Andre Hunter finished with 14 points and five rebounds, while Alex Len added 12 points in the game.
On the back of their scorers, the Hawks might be able to end their ten game losing streak against the Warriors.