Tonight at home, the Hawks take on the Houston Rockets in the second night of a back-to-back. Since this is the second night of a back-to-back, the injury report for each team is always a little unclear, and Atlanta has just released theirs for tonight.
De’Andre Hunter (right knee injury management), Patty Mills (sickness), Wesley Matthews (illness), and Dejounte Murray (right lower back spasm) are all dubious. Mills and Matthews missed the game last night, and Murray has missed the last two. Nothing about the Rockets’ excellent defense has changed since these two clubs’ previous meeting.
Hawks vs Rockets Looks Likely to Be a Nailbiter
On the other hand, the game is going to be fascinating. The Hawks have the weakest defense in the NBA, allowing almost anyone to score on them. Houston has players who can have big games even though they don’t have a particularly good offense. Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun are both capable of having huge offensive performances.
Houston is ranked ninth in free throw attempts, fifth in rebounding, tenth in turnovers, fifteenth in three-point attempts, twentieth in three-point %, and twenty-first in PPG.
Atlanta’s field goal percentage, three-point attempt percentage, three-point percentage allowed, and points per game allowed are all lowest.