Atlanta Hawks (35-36, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (30-41, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta visits New York looking to end its three-game road skid.
The Knicks are 15-26 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York ranks fourth in the NBA with 46.4 rebounds led by Julius Randle averaging 10.0.
The Hawks are 21-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Atlanta is 19-16 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The teams play for the fourth time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 16 the Knicks won 117-108 led by 26 points from RJ Barrett, while Trae Young scored 29 points for the Hawks.
TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Fournier averages 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 14.4 points while shooting 39.8% from beyond the arc. Randle is shooting 40.5% and averaging 24.4 points over the last 10 games for New York.
Young is shooting 45.5% and averaging 27.9 points for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 2.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 5-5, averaging 111.8 points, 48.6 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.4 points per game.
Hawks: 6-4, averaging 117.5 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.0 points.
INJURIES: Knicks: Nerlens Noel: out (foot), Derrick Rose: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out for season (shoulder).
Hawks: John Collins: out (finger/foot). (AP)
(Photo credits to: Knicks Daily)