Charlotte allows the most points in the Eastern Conference, giving up 115.4 points while allowing opponents to shoot 46.6%. The teams play for the second time this season. The Hawks won the last matchup on Nov. 21.
New Orleans ranks sixth in the Western Conference with 45.8 rebounds per game led by Jonas Valanciunas averaging 12.1. TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Wood is scoring 16.2 points per game with 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Rockets. Jae'Sean Tate is averaging 13.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the last 10 games for Houston.
Young led Atlanta with 25 points. He failed to extend his streak of five games with 30 or more points but had 10 assists. The return to Atlanta was a good setting for a morale-boosting win.