The Brooklyn Nets (14-12) host the Atlanta Hawks (13-12) on Friday for the first of four games between these two teams this season. The Nets are coming off a 122-116 win on Wednesday over the Charlotte Hornets while the Atlanta Hawks lost 113-89 on Wednesday to the New York Knicks.
Brooklyn has won four of its past five games while Atlanta has won two of its last five contests. For the Nets, Kevin Durant is averaging 29.8 points per game and Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.9 points per game.
For the Hawks, Trae Young is averaging 27.2 points per game and Dejounte Murray (out for this game because of an ankle injury) is averaging 20.8 points per game.
The Nets are about in the middle in offensive rating (14th in the NBA) and defensive rating (13th), but can be taken advantage of on the glass (28th in defensive rebound %). The Hawks have been solid on defense (14th in defensive rating) and below-average on offense (19th).
Here’s when and where you should tune in to see the matchup:
How to watch:
Date: Friday, Dec. 9
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Location: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Channel: YES Network
Nets vs. Hawks notable injuries
Nets: OUT: Yuta Watanabe (hamstring).
Hawks: OUT: John Collins (ankle) and Dejounte Murray (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: De’Andre Hunter (hip) and Trent Forrest (concussion).
Probable starting lineups
Guard: Ben Simmons
Guard: Kyrie Irving
Forward: Kevin Durant
Forward: Royce O’Neale
Center: Nic Claxton
Guard: Trae Young
Guard: Aaron Holiday
Forward: AJ Griffin
Forward: Jalen Johnson
Center: Clint Capela