These guys again? The Nets and Hawks split the series earlier this month, with the Nets dropping 145 against them back on December 30th.
The Hawks enter Wednesday night’s game with a mightier and healthier team - Clint Capela is playing like an All-Star and Danilo Gallinari is back in action for the Hawks, giving them even more offensive firepower.
The good news? Maybe? The Hawks are coming off a back-to-back against the Clippers last night. Tired legs?
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (11-8) at Atlanta Hawks (9-8)
WHEN: 7:30 PM EST
WHERE: YES (tv), WFAN (radio)
The Nets have had their issues with big guys and rebounding, so naturally, they’ll be battling with the best rebounder in the league this year. Clint Capela grabbed double digit rebounds in both meetings in Brooklyn and is a good bet to control the boards again. For the trio of DeAndre Jordan, Reggie Perry, and Jeff Green, they’ll have their hands full.
He’s still getting comfortable on the team, but the end of Monday’s game should be encouraging for James Harden. He was all the way locked in and helped bring the W home as his 10 fourth quarter points helped pace the Nets attack. Harden’s great play came at the perfect time since Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s shots weren’t really there on Monday. It looks like Harden has been developing a nice little rhythm with Perry in the second units and I’d like to see Perry paired up with Harden as much as possible. Harden is one of the best shot creators and distributors in basketball and for a rookie like Perry, he needs as many minutes as possible so he can learn and grow. Might as well do it with a former MVP on the court, right?
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