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Preview: Hawks face road test in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets will face off on Wednesday from New York. The Hawks will look to pick up their second road win of the season vs. a Nets team that is still trying to find itself early in the season.

Both teams into play at 4-3 through their first seven games, with the Nets having won three of thier last four. Brooklyn remains without Kyrie Irving, and James Harden has struggled to adjust to the new NBA foul rules. Harden is averaging just 18.6 points and 5.3 free throws per game, both would be the lowest total of his career since being traded to the Houston Rockets.

The Hawks have faced their own issues getting calls early this season, but remedied some of that by going 29-for-29 from the charity stripe Monday vs. the Washington Wizards. Trae Young was 11-of-11, but is overall output from the free throw line is also down from last season.

Kevin Durant meanwhile has been as good as ever for the Nets, posting 27.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game through seven games on a ridiculous 58% shooting from the floor.


For the Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic (low back soreness) and Trae Young (right knee soreness) are probable for Wednesday’s contest, while forward John Collins (left foot strain) is questionable. Onyeka Okongwu remains out as he works his way back from his offseason shoulder surgery.

Center Nic Claxton and Kyrie Irving are out for the Nets.

The Line

Atlanta sits as 5-point underdogs vs. the Nets as of early Wednesday morning.

Game Info

Game Date & Time: Wednesday Nov. 3, 7:30 PM ET

Location: Barclays Center


Radio: 92.9 The Game

Streaming: ESPN, Bally Sports App