The Portland Trail Blazers look for their second consecutive victory on Monday when they visit the Atlanta Hawks. Portland is fourth in the Northwest division at 26-40 and 15 ½ games behind the first place Utah Jazz. Portland defeated the Washington Wizards 127-118 on Saturday, with Josh Hart scoring a career-high 44 points. Portland snapped a six-game losing skid with the victory.
Anfernee Simons is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 17.3 points and 3.9 assists per game while the leading rebounder is Justise Winslow with an average of 6.6 rebounds per game. Portland is playing without its leading scorer Damian Lillard and its leading rebounder Jusuf Nurkic. The Trail Blazers are scoring an average of 106.9 points per game while shooting 44.2% overall and 35.0% from 3-point territory.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for a second consecutive win on Monday when hosting the Portland Trail Blazers. Atlanta is tied for second in the Southeast division with the Charlotte Hornets but 11 ½ games behind the first-place Miami Heat. Atlanta defeated the LA Clippers 112-106 on Saturday. Trae Young was the leading scorer for the Hawks with 27 points and Atlanta snapped a two-game losing streak.
Trae Young is leading Atlanta in scoring and assists with averages of 27.8 points and 9.4 assists per game, while Clint Capela is the leading rebounder with an average of 12.0 rebounds per game. Atlanta has eight players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team in scoring an average of 112.5 points per game. The Hawks are shooting 46.8% overall and 37.1% from three-point territory.