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Thunder Preview: Hawks Fly into Paycom Center

Thunder Preview: Hawks Fly into Paycom Center

The Thunder take on the Atlanta Hawks in Paycom Center and are attempting to build off their victory over the Trail Blazers.

Atlanta has won three of their last four games. 


Raining Tre’s

The Hawks are one of the most impressive three-point shooting teams in the NBA this season. Sinking an astounding 37.2 percent of their shots from the perimeter, Atlanta ranks second in the league. 

Thanks to their sharp shooting, the Hawks rank third in offensive ranking with 114.7.

Ice Trae Is Cooking 

Trae Young has only gotten better as the season has progressed. Ranking fourth in the league in points per game with 28, he’s proven he cannot be contained. 

Understanding that opposing defenses will focus on him, Young has become a shifty creator. Averaging 9.6 assists per game, Young sits at third in the NBA.

Recently, Young’s numbers for a ripe six-foot-one guard have been incredible. He recorded two double-doubles in his past two games. Against the Warriors, he was really cooking. Young scored 33 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field and finished with 15 assists.

Rockin’ Roby

Isaiah Roby led the way for the Thunder in their previous win against the Trail Blazers. He was on fire from the jump and showed no signs of cooling off. Roby shot 11-of-13 from the field, four-of-five from the perimeter and finished with 30 points.

Roby will need to have another explosive night for OKC to keep up with the sharp shooting Hawks.


Notable: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Darius Bazley have been ruled out for the rest of the season. Both players will work to rehab their injuries in the off-season. 

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