San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks (23-24, seventh in Eastern Conference) (24-21, eighth in the Western Conference)
Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT in San Antonio
In a non-conference matchup, Atlanta will face San Antonio.
On their home court, the Spurs are 12-14. San Antonio is ninth in the Western Conference with a 36.1 percent 3-point shooting percentage, led by Patty Mills’ 39.6 percent.
The Hawks are 12-15 on the road this season. With 11 offensive rebounds per game, Atlanta is fourth in the NBA, led by Clint Capela’s 4.8.
For the second time this season, the two teams will face off. On Feb. 12, the Spurs prevailed 125-114 in their previous meeting. San Antonio’s DeMar DeRozan had 23 points, while Atlanta’s Trae Young had 25.
Mills is making 2.7 made 3-pointers per game and scoring 12.8 points per game while shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc for the Spurs. In San Antonio’s last ten games, Derrick White has scored 2.3 made 3-pointers and 14.7 points.
Young leads the Hawks in assists and points per game, averaging 9.5 per game. Over Atlanta’s last ten games, Danilo Gallinari has averaged 14.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 45.2 percent.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Spurs are 5-5, averaging 108.2 points per game, 43.6 rebounds, 22.8 assists, 5.7 steals, and 5.7 blocks while shooting 47.7% from the field. On 46.1 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 110.2 points.
Hawks: 6-4, scoring 110.9 points, 43.3 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.7 steals, and 4.3 blocks per game on 48.5 percent shooting. On 46.0 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 106.2 points.