Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder
January 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM EST
Thunder Look To Build On Three-Game Winning StreakThe Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the Atlanta Hawks at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday evening. The Thunder (26-19) have won six of their last 10 games, including their last three in a row. They are 14-9 at home but have dropped three of their last four home games. The Thunder average 109.0 points per game, and they are holding their opponents to an average of 108.1 points per game. Dennis Schroder has been playing great lately, averaging 19.0 points, 4.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game, over the last 10 games, including 31 points and nine assists, in the Thunder's most recent contest. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging a team-high 19.8 points per game, while Chris Paul is averaging 17.0 points and team highs with 6.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Steven Adams (ankle) is questionable, while Abdel Nader (ankle) and Terrence Ferguson (personal) will both be sidelined. Meanwhile, the Hawks (11-34) have dropped six of their last 10 contests but are coming off a win over the shorthanded Clippers, on Wednesday. They are 5-18 on the road but are coming off a win in their last road contest. They average 107.7 points per game, but they are giving up an average of 117.0 points against, which is third most in the league. The Hawks are shooting a league-worst 32.3 percent from long range, while they average 11.4 three-pointers per game. Trae Young (thigh) missed the last contest and remains questionable for action. DeAndre Bembry (personal) will not play, while Alex Len (back) is probable for action. John Collins came up huge with 33 points and 16 rebounds, in the Hawks' most recent contest, and he is averaging 18.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, over the last 10 games. De'Andre Hunter is averaging 9.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, over the last 10 games.
By Dan Bruno
Posted on: 1/23/2020 9:56 PM