Match preview: Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans

The Atlanta Hawks will face the New Orleans Pelicans on 20th March 2022(USA), as the regular season approaches its end and the teams prepare themselves for the bigger task ahead which is the playoffs.

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Dec 15, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Devonte’ Graham (4) celebrates after hitting the game winning three point shot against the Oklahoma City Thunder as time expired during the second half at Paycom Center. New Orleans won 113-110. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Hawks have started to show life and are looking to bounce back and make it to the playoffs. Their bad start to the season has made their road to the playoffs quite hard.

The Pelicans on the other hand have looked like a rejuvenated team after the inclusion of CJ McCollum in their team and are looking to make the playoffs.

Current record of both the teams:

  • The Atlanta Hawks are currently having a record of and are the 10th seed in the East
  • The New Orleans Pelicans are currently having a record of and are the 10th seed in the West

Injury Report

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – OCTOBER 11: Brandon Ingram #14 of the New Orleans Pelicans reacts during a preseason game against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center on October 11, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Hawks:

  1. John Collins – Finger

Pelicans:

  1. Zion Williamson – Knee
  2. Brandon Ingram – Hamstring
  3. Larry Nance Jr. – Surgery
  4. Kira Lewis Jr, – ACL

Players to watch out for in Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans Pelicans

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New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum (3) plays against the Miami Heat in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)
  • Trae Young – Hawks

In the absence of John Collins, Trae will have to step up and help his team to make a run for the playoffs which is their primary goal this season.

  • CJ McCollum – Pelicans

With Brandon Ingram still out injured, CJ should have a big game against a team that plays similarly like them and are in the same position.

Match Prediction & Telecast details:

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The Atlanta Hawks will be the favorites to win this game as they need to build up momentum for their playoff run and this win would be crucial for it.

Prediction:

  • Atlanta Hawks to win the game.

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