Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets Live: The Brooklyn Nets and Spencer Dinwiddie enjoy a good week, with the team leading a four-game winning streak and their sixth fastest man with a contract extension that leads to Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Dinwiddie, just a few hours after signing a three-year extension, scored 27 points in the Nets’ 125-118 win on Friday against Washington. Brooklyn saw its lead reduced to 16 points in the fourth quarter.
“It was nice to see him after everything that happened,” Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told Dinwiddie about the press after Friday’s game. “I thought I had pushed him to another level, defensively and offensively, he was remarkable everywhere.” Brooklyn scored 70 points, a season-high, in the first half of Friday, moving to less than two games of the last place in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Hawks have no hope in the playoffs this season. They lost 129-108 in Boston on Friday to lose for the 16th time in 19 games. “The hole we were in was a big problem,” Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce said after the Atlanta Hawks lost 42-19 after a quarter. “We just have a way to start slowly.”
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Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: News
THE HAWKS (6-22):
Rookie Kevin Huerter scored the highest score of his career with 19 points, scoring 9 of 14 points in the 3-point range of this period and leading all the NBA rookies with A percentage of 3 percentage points) for the season. John Collins continues to excel in his second season, scoring 11 points with 14 rebounds in Boston for his sixth double-double in a row. Atlanta made nine turnovers in the first quarter of Friday and averaged 18.1 errors per game, the worst result of the season.
THE NETS (12-18):
Dinwiddie, who averaged 8.9 points per game in his first four seasons, blossomed in his second season in Brooklyn, averaging 17.2 points and five assists per game in a field record. Joe Harris added 19 points on Friday and 17 of 31 field goals, averaging 14.7 points in his last three games. The Nets averaged 109.9 points per game, but they have beaten that mark to four of their last five games.
Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: Betting
- Harris is seventh in the NBA in three-point shooting with 45.3%.
- Dinwiddie averages 21.6 points per game in 50.5% of his shots in seven games this month, scoring 17 points and more in six consecutive games.
- Collins leads the Atlanta score (17.7 points per game) and rebounds (9.4 per game). During his doubles double, he averaged 21.7 points and 13.2 rebounds.
Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: Predictions
Networks 116 : Falcons 102.