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Live Game Thread: Brooklyn Nets at Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 PM EST

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The Atlanta Hawks aren’t very good. The Brooklyn Nets aren’t very healthy. But, one thing we know, Spencer Dinwiddie is very good and, thankfully, very healthy.

Brooklyn is looking to get back over .500 in Atlanta, with old friend Vince Carter suited up and new friend Kyrie Irving unavailable.

WHO: Brooklyn Nets (10-10) at Atlanta Hawks (5-16)


WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio)

Game Preview

Player to watch: Trae Young

Usually, when your usage goes up, your efficiency goes down. Teams key in on you more, you have to take on more of the heavy lifting, and with a weak roster around you, you’re the only steady scoring option for your squad. Thankfully, Young isn’t like most dudes. In his second year, Young’s seen his offense skyrocket as his minutes and usage rate have increased by a bunch. Young has more than met the challenge as his shooting percentages are up across the board, he’s getting his teammates even more involved, and has trimmed his turnovers some. Young has range from practically anywhere in the state of Georgia so defenders don’t have a chance to relax against him whenever he has the ball in his hands. As he continues to grow, the hope is the Hawks surround him with good talent so we can see Trae put on a show come playoff time. The fans deserve that.

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