Spurs host the Hawks in cross-conference matchup
By The Associated Press
Atlanta Hawks (28-49, 12th in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (44-33, seventh in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The San Antonio Spurs host the Atlanta Hawks in a non-conference matchup.
The Spurs have gone 30-9 in home games. San Antonio is 22-15 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Hawks are 12-26 in road games. Atlanta is fourth in the Eastern Conference with 15.1 fast break points per game, led by Trae Young averaging 2.9. The Spurs defeated the Hawks 111-104 in their last matchup on March 6. LaMarcus Aldridge led San Antonio with 32 points and Young paced Atlanta scoring 22 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan is shooting 47.8 percent and averaging 21.5 points. Aldridge has averaged 21.7 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 51.8 percent over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
Young is second on the Hawks averaging 18.9 points and collecting 3.6 rebounds. John Collins is shooting 51.7 percent and has averaged 17.7 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 6-4, averaging 118.6 points, 48.4 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 8.2 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting.
Spurs: 6-4, averaging 110.3 points, 45.3 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.9 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting.
Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee).
Hawks Injuries: Alex Poythress: out (right ankle sprain), Omari Spellman: out (left ankle), Dewayne Dedmon: out for season (left ankle), Miles Plumlee: out for season (left knee), Taurean Prince: day to day (foot), John Collins: day to day (rest).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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