The Atlanta Hawks will look for their second win in a row tonight when the Brooklyn Nets come to town. With no Kyrie Irving or Caris LeVert, the Hawks have a good chance to string a couple of wins together following the long losing streak.
On Monday night, the Atlanta Hawks welcomed the Golden State Warriors to town. The Warriors, the iteration this season, coming to town couldn’t have happened at a better time for the Hawks, who were riding a ten-game losing streak coming into the game. The Hawks would go on to win the game with the Warriors, snapping their losing streak that traced back almost a month.
With the losing streak out of the way, the Hawks now have the opportunity to win some games after the horrendous November. That begins with the Brooklyn Nets tonight at home. As of gameday, the Nets are 10-10 on the season, perhaps worse than fans of the Nets expected even with Kevin Durant being out for the entire season. Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert, along with Durant, will also be absent from tonight’s game with the Hawks. With three of their best players not playing tonight, the Hawks should be able to take this game from the Nets.
With the win on Monday, news broke after the game that De’Andre Hunter had dislocated his right index finger and will likely miss tonight’s game. Hunter, the Hawks first overall pick in the NBA Draft, has come on of late with his scoring. Hunter has been a second option for this Hawks offense at times since Kevin Huerter and John Collins have been out. Losing Hunter is just another blow early this season for the Hawks.
With Hunter sidelined, Trae Young could be primed for a monster game tonight. Before snapping the losing streak on Monday, Trae had scored 37 and 49 points in back-to-back games. With little offensive support and a depleted Nets team, tonight could be a night for Trae to set the Nets on fire.
The Hawks will go for their second win in a row tonight at 7:30.