Last Updated on Jan 12, 2022 10:39 AM
|Match Date & Time:||2022-01-10 02:00 AM (IST) |
2022-01-09 08:30 PM (GMT)
LAC is set to take on Atlanta Hawks in NBA 2021-22 on Monday, 10 January 2022 at 02:00 AM IST
The Hawks suffered a blowout loss at the hands of the LA Lakers on Friday. They looked extremely short of their best and conceded 15 turnovers, which the Purple and Gold capitalized on.
Trae Young scored 25 points and had 14 dimes on the night, but he shot 8-21 from the field. This was the teams sixth loss in seven games. They need to soon up their game, failing to which they will potentially even lose out on a play-in spot.
The team they are up against are the Clippers side that has been affected by injuries this season. Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are both absent and the onus of taking the team forward has fallen on the shoulders of veteran Marcus Morris Sr.
He has done well, but has failed to get significant support from the team. Winning against the Hawks is crucial for the Clippers to get their season back on track.
The Atlanta Hawks have had a disappointing 2021-22 campaign. Despite having one of the best offensive seasons, the team has fallen off on defense this term.
Trae Young has been firing on all cylinders, but he hasnt got the necessary support from his teammates.
Their last loss against the Lakers was caused by a big defensive lapse and even the management has taken note of it.
The Hawks need defensive reinforcements if they want to achieve success this season. Going up against the Clippers, the Hawks will be hoping to keep their past disappointments aside and do their best in this road game.
Trae Young is the only player on the Atlanta Hawks team that has been in form this season. He is averaging 28.3 PPG on a career-high 45.8% efficiency. The 23-year-old has been doing his best regardless of the result. He is key to the team and if the Atlanta Hawks are to grab a win in this game, Young will have to perform at his potential best.
The LA Clippers come into this game after yet another loss, this time against the Memphis Grizzlies by a 123-108 scoreline.
Despite playing without Ja Morant, the Grizzlies outclassed the Clippers in every department to emerge victorious.
Marcus Morris Sr. had another big game in the absence of Paul George. He had a 29 point night, but no one other than him had over 20 points, which eventually led to their loss.
Having lost their last three games, the Clippers will be hoping to get to a win against the Hawks in this encounter at home.
Veteran forward Marcus Morris Sr. has been a big player for the Clippers in the absence of other big stars on the team. The 32-year-old averages 16.5 PPG in the 30 games he has played so far. Going into the game against the Atlanta Hawks, Morris will be keen to convert his performance into a victory.