Brooklyn Nets (17-8, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (13-12, eighth in the Eastern Conference) Atlanta; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Trae Young and Kevin Durant meet when Atlanta hosts Brooklyn. Young is fifth in the NBA averaging 26.3 points per game and Durant is first in the league averaging 28.4 points per game.
Atlanta Hawks forward Solomon Hill is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a hamstring injury, adding to the team's growing lack of depth on the wing. The Hawks said on Wednesday that Hill needs surgery to repair a torn right hamstring tendon. Hill suffered the injury when he slipped and did a split in Sunday's loss to Charlotte.
Don't let the new contract extension fool you, Trae Young is still a man of the people. Today, the Hawks point guard took a break from hooping, activism, and philanthropy to respond to something he saw on Twitter. Check it out for yourself: That's our point guard.