The Atlanta Hawks will take on the New Orleans Pelicans in an enticing 2021-22 NBA game at the Smoothie King Center on Wednesday. Both teams will look to continue their winning ways, as they come into this game off wins in their last games.
The Atlanta Hawks secured a stunning win against the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Trae Young scored 32 points on a highly efficient 61.9% shooting from the field. His brilliant exploits helped the Hawks record a dominant 122-104 win on the night. They will hope to replicate a similar performance against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans secured their first win of the season against a strong Minnesota Timberwolves side on Monday. Jonas Valanciunas scored 22 points and secured 23 rebounds in the Pelicans' 107-98 win. Devonte' Graham, Brandon Ingram and Valanciunas combined for 70 points on the night. They will now hope to put up a similar performance against the Raptors at home.
Atlanta Hawks Injury Report
The Atlanta Hawks have a few injury concerns ahead of their game against the Pelicans.
Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari are reported to be questionable for this game. De'Andre Hunter's status is reported as probable for this game. The only Hawks player out of this game is Onyeka Okongwu, as he is recovering from a right shoulder injury.
New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report
The New Orleans Pelicans will miss the services of their talented youngster, Zion Williamson, for this game, due to a right foot injury he sustained during the offseason. Josh Hart, meanwhile, has been reported as questionable for this game.
Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans: Predicted Lineups
The Atlanta Hawks have looked solid this year. Their starting 5 has been consistent, and they could once again prefer to play the same lineup against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic will likely start at the backcourt. Kevin Huerter and John Collins could feature on the frontcourt, while Clint Capela starts at center.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans could opt for the same lineup that helped them to a win against the Timberwolves.
DeVonte' Graham and Nickeil Alexander-Walker will likely play in the backcourt for the Pels. Brandon Ingram and Herbert Jones could take positions on the frontcourt. Jonas Valanciunas could be as the center for the Pelicans.
Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans: Predicted Starting 5s
Point Guard - Trae Young; Shooting Guard - Bogdan Bogdanovic; Small Forward - Kevin Huerter; Power Forward - John Collins; Center - Clint Capela.
New Orleans Pelicans
Point Guard - DeVonte' Graham; Shooting Guard - Nickeil Alexander-Walker; Small Forward - Herbert Jones; Power Forward - Brandon Ingram; Center - Jonas Valanciunas.
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