Brooklyn, led by Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie, really could use this one. Having lost two straight and on the verge of falling into 8th place in the East - with a first round matchup against the Bucks - are half a game ahead of the Magic.
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (26-31) at Atlanta Hawks (17-43)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES Network (tv), WFAN (radio)
This is the first night of a back-to-back for the Nets. They’re in Miami to face the Heat Saturday night. It will also be their third game in four days. Ouch.
Assuming health isn’t an issue, we’re due for a fun time at point guard. Trae Young’s fantastic season was rewarded with his first All Star Game appearance last weekend. As Atlanta’s only real scoring threat, it’s no surprise he’s fourth in the league in usage rate. Conversely, it’s no surprise he leads the league in turnovers seeing as how he’s Atlanta’s only real scoring threat. It’s tough beating teams as a one man gang.
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