Atlanta Hawks (24-24, 8th in Eastern Conference) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (23-24, 11th in Western Conference)
Oklahoma City; Wednesday, 8 PM ET
Bottom line: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Oklahoma City to Atlanta. He ranked his fifth in the NBA, averaging 30.7 points per game.
The Thunder are 14-9 at home. Oklahoma City is led by Josh Guiddy, who averages 6.0 per game with 32.8 defenses.
The Hawks are 11-14 away. Atlanta is the Eastern he’s third in the conference, averaging 10.9 in the Clint Capela-led paint, where he’s scoring 51.8 points.
The teams will meet for the second time this season. The Thunder won his last matchup on December 6, 121-114. Gilgeous-Alexander scored his 35 points and led the Thunder to victory.
Top performer: Giddy is averaging 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5.8 assists for the Thunder. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 27.0 points and 4.7 rebounds over his last 10 games with Oklahoma City, his 51.4% shooting percentage.
Trae Young averaged 27 points and 9.9 assists with the Hawks. Dejounte Murray has averaged 19.1 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
Last 10 games: Thunder: 7-3, 118.2 points, 42.9 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.5 steals, 5.2 blocks, 47.9% shooting from the field. Opponents are scoring an average of 110.6 points per game.
Hawks: 6-4, averaging 116.6 points, 39.8 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 6.5 steals, 5.1 blocks, 50.6% shooting percentage. Opponents are scoring an average of 115.8 points.
Injuries: Thunder: Chet Holmgren: out (foot), Alexei Poksevski: out (leg), Jeremiah Robinson-Ahr: out (ankle).
Hawks: De’Andre Hunter: daily (asthma symptoms), Onyeka Okongwu: daily (hamstrings).
The Associated Press produced this article using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.