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NBA Match Preview -- Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Match Preview -- Atlanta Hawks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Mike Roblnson
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Analysis:

The Los Angeles Clippers hope to win their second game when they visit the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Atlanta Hawks
Atlanta tied for second place in the Southeast Division with Charlotte by a record of 31-24, 12 games behind the first-placed Miami Heat. The Eagles were defeated 124-115 by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. Trae Young was Atlanta's leading scorer with 27 points, but the team were outrebounded 50-44 by the Bucks.




Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles rank third in the Pacific with a record of 35-33, 19 games behind the first Phoenix Suns. The Clippers beat the Washington Wizards 115-109 on Wednesday. Los Angeles trailed by five points late in the fourth quarter but ended the game with a score of 11-0. Reggie Jackson became the Clippers' leading scorer with 31 points.

Prediction
The Los Angeles Clippers play without their number one scorer Paul George, but they have covered that figure in eight of their last 11 games. The Clippers' defense allowed their opponents to average 107.6 points and 44.7% shooting percentage.


Tips: Los Angeles Clippers +6.5

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