Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks Live NBA Basketball: Monday, December 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. (State Farm Arena), The line: Atlanta Hawks +10.5 – Plus / minus: 232
The return of superstar Stephen Curry did not magically solve all the problems of the Golden State Warriors, who are always looking for more flow in the offensive. The Warriors will try to recover when they visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
Curry (groin) returned from his 11-game absence Saturday in Detroit Pistons and scored 27 points on a 10-of-21 shot in 37 minutes, but Golden State still lost 111-102. “I had great games after losing a lot of time before,” Curry told reporters after the loss. “It was not like that tonight, it was more unbearable when I had the ball in my hands, feeling obligated to do something, I really did not push much, it’s just that the moment was wrong … everyone made too much sacrifice and that sometimes happens when changing your lineups, etc., but we will go back to the way we normally play, everyone will remain aggressive and confident and we will go back to the Warrior basketball, the Hawks are the losers in two in a row and 12 of their last 14 games after being defeated. 109 in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Atlanta is the last defense of the NBA and has lost 118.1 points on average and allowed the Thunder to rise to 52.3% on Saturday.
Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks: Team News
THE WARRIORS (15-9)
With the exception of Curry’s rusty start, Golden State coach Steve Kerr blamed Saturday’s loss on his own shoulders. “I did not like our offense tonight,” Kerr told reporters. “Honestly, I have to do a better job.” Honestly, tonight was probably a game that I could call one of my worst performances as a coach. In short, I did a better job than me. Here, the first two months of the season, it’s … we just have to improve, we need better shots, we need more space and better flow. “The Warriors got 6 points advantage, from 26 to 3 points on the setback on Saturday and He dropped his last six on the road.
Atlanta is just trying to develop its young talent this season and got another encouraging performance on Saturday with the first-round pick from 2017, John Collins. The 21-year-old has doubled with 19 points and 11 rebounds. He earned 14.9 points on average with 58.3% of pitches and 6.8 rebounds in eight games since the start of the season on November 17. Hawks could shoot more. The 2018 first-round pick, Trace Young, who struggled to qualify for 4 of 15 on Saturday, has shot 33.3% in the last 10 games.
Even with their return superstar, the Warriors lost 111-102 to the Detroit Pistons. This marks his eighth defeat in his last 13 games. The Warriors, who lost just 24 games last season, have already lost 9 of their first 24 games this year. However, a meeting with the unfortunate Atlanta Hawks should help them get back on track.
Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks: Predictions
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors do not have much to love at this time, they lost two in a row in Monday’s game. They got Curry back to training on Saturday night, but that did not solve all his problems. Remember, they are still without Draymond Green, who will miss the rest of this trip, and DeMarcus Cousins, who was absent the entire season. Cousins should train this week and is about to return.
The warriors are simply out of sync with the offensive, which is understandable to some extent. They have the chemistry problem with Durant and Green, and losing Curry has launched the offense in a loop. They have averaged only 96.7 points per game in their last nine starts, which is extremely low. The good news is that the Hawks are the last in the NBA in points per game allotted. So it should be a recovery game for Golden State.
There are not many positive things to say about the Hawks these days. We are talking about a team that has 5-18 during the year. And has lost 16 of its last 19 games. She is 2-2 in the last four. Although she defeats Charlotte (home) and Miami (on the road). , but they won both competitions for a total of three points. Both teams are under .500.
The Hawks’ defense has been a nightmare this season. They give 118.7 points per game in the last nine games. They lost by seven to Golden State on November 13 in a game where Golden State played without Curry and shot at 42.9%. Your prospects for Monday are not very good.
PREDICTION: Warriors 121, Hawks 103.
Golden State Warriors vs Atlanta Hawks: Betting Tips
- The Warriors were mediocre against the spread, scoring 10-14 ATS and 3-8 ATS in road games. Of course, many of their difficulties at the beginning of the season related to injuries.
- As for the Hawks, they were pathetic. They are 5-18 in total and 9-14 ATS in these games. They are also 3-7 ATS at home and 9-13 against the equivalent of a dog.
- The Draymond Green Warriors (PF) have been absent in the past eight games and are unlikely to play on Monday.
- The Hawks, PG Jeremy Lin (ankle) have been absent from the last two games and are in a day today.
- Golden State extended its winning streak in the series to eight in a row with a home win of 110-103 on November 13.
- If the Warriors played better, they would place a larger number here (probably -14 or -15). For the moment, they must win by 11.