Young leads Atlanta into matchup against Charlotte

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Charlotte Hornets (13-11, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (12-10, ninth in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hawks -4; over/under is 227.5

BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young leads Atlanta into a matchup with Charlotte. He ranks fifth in the NBA scoring 26.2 points per game.

The Hawks are 3-1 against Southeast Division opponents. Atlanta is second in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.3% from deep, led by Skylar Mays shooting 50.0% from 3-point range.

The Hornets are 4-2 against opponents in the Southeast Division. Charlotte allows the most points in the Eastern Conference, giving up 115.4 points while allowing opponents to shoot 46.6%.

The teams play for the second time this season. The Hawks won the last matchup on Nov. 21. Clint Capela scored 20 points points to help lead the Hawks to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Young is shooting 46.1% and averaging 26.2 points for the Hawks. John Collins is averaging 16.8 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LaMelo Ball averages 2.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, scoring 20.0 points while shooting 39.1% from beyond the arc. Terry Rozier is shooting 48.4% and averaging 20.5 points over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hawks: 8-2, averaging 114.3 points, 46.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.6 points per game.

Hornets: 6-4, averaging 116.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 8.2 steals and 6.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.5 points.

INJURIES: Hawks: Cam Reddish: out (wrist), De'Andre Hunter: out (wrist), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (ankle), Onyeka Okongwu: out (shoulder).

Hornets: Cody Martin: day to day (illness), Mason Plumlee: day to day (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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