A busy Wednesday NBA schedule will tip-off with a matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks (34-34) are riding a modest three-game winning streak and trail Brooklyn by one full game for eighth place in the East. On Monday, Atlanta outscored Portland by 14 points during the third quarter to pull away for a 122-113 home victory.
All-Star G Trae Young poured in a game-high 46 points on 15-for-31 shooting and dished out 12 assists. Onyeka Okongwu chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Hawks.
The Charlotte Hornets are a game below .500 at home and trail Atlanta by a half-game for ninth place in the East. On Monday, Charlotte outscored Oklahoma City by 17 points during the second half of a 134-116 road victory. The Hornets (34-35) connected on 20-for-35 from the three-point line and shot 53 percent overall.
Terry Rozier led six Charlotte players in double figures with 30 points on an 11-for-17 shooting performance. LaMelo Ball contributed 21 points and seven assists for the Hornets.