The Atlanta Hawks look like they're ready to make a move. The Charlotte Hornets are still a few steps ahead of them. The teams will collide Sunday night in Charlotte, N.C., with both clubs trying to bolster their growing credentials.
Here’s a look at how each performed in the last seven days: Trae Young (4 games): 31 points, 9.3 assists, 41 percent shooting with 9.8 3-pointers per game Young started the week against a familiar foe in the New York Knicks on Saturday, Jan. 15. Young’s Atlanta Hawks ended up losing the game, 117-108, but Young delivered an impressive outing with 29 points, five assists and three rebounds. The Hawks bounced back with a win against the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Jan. 17.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins, the “Human Highlight Film," played his college basketball at Georgia and is best known from his NBA days as the biggest star that the Atlanta Hawks ever had. As part of an Associated Press series on the NBA at 75, Wilkins talks about what it was like to be part of the league during the transformative decade that was the 1980s, and how the city of Atlanta has become his home.