The Atlanta Hawks announce their starting lineup for tonight's game against the Bulls, with Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, Saddiq Bey, Jalen Johnson, and Onyeka Okongwu taking the floor. The Bulls' lineup includes Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, DeMar DeRozan, Torrey Craig, and Nikola Vucevic, with Alex Caruso sidelined. This game holds significance in the Eastern Conference Standings, as the Bulls currently lead the Hawks by one game and have the opportunity to extend their lead with a win tonight.

By the Numbers
  • The Hawks come into tonight's game 3rd in the NBA in PPG, 22nd in field goal percentage, 6th in three-point attempts, 17th in three-point percentage, 4th in free throw attempts, 8th in rebounding, and 14th in turnovers.
  • According to Cleaning the Glass, the Hawks are 10th in points per 100 possessions, 18th in effective field goal percentage, 9th in turnover percentage, 4th in offensive rebounding, and 8th in free throw rate.
State of Play
  • The Bulls are in 9th place in the East, while the Hawks are in 10th, trailing Chicago by one game.
  • If the Bulls win tonight's game, they will move two games ahead of the Hawks and clinch the tiebreaker over Atlanta.
Bottom Line

The Hawks and Bulls face off in a crucial game that could significantly impact their positions in the Eastern Conference Standings. With both teams vying for a higher rank, tonight's matchup is poised to be intense and pivotal.