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.
With four players just placed in COVID-19 protocols, including starting guards LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, the Charlotte Hornets will have a mighty challenge while trying to salvage a win in the final leg of their four-game road trip Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks. Both teams are coming off disappointing losses in their previous outings, with the Hornets' defeat coming when they had far more personnel available.
The Philadelphia 76ers were mocked on Twitter on Friday after the team defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 98-96. The 76ers tweeted a photo of a giant peach tower with the words "just peachy" after the win in an effort to taunt the Hawks, who play in the Peach State. Other Twitter users pointed out one problem with the photo.