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Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Preview

Washington Wizards (42-37) vs Atlanta Hawks (22-57)

When: Friday , April 6, at 7 p.m.

Where: Capital One Arena , Washington D.C. TV: NBCSWA / Radio: 1500 AM


Wizards: John Wall (Game time decision)

Hawks: Kent Bazemore (Out, Knee), DeAndre Bembry (Out, Abdominal), Malcolm Delaney (Out, Ankle), Jaylen Morris (Out, Ankle), Dennis Schroder (Out, Ankle)

Notes -

John Wall averages 54.1 passes per game this season, with the Wizards owning a 46.7% field goal percentage off of Wall passes. Wall is one of 38 players this season that average at least 50 passes per game (min. 30 games).

Team FG% off Passes, (min. 50 passes per game)

Passes Team FGM-FGA FG%

Draymond Green 64.0 9.6-19.5 49.0%

Rajon Rondo 56.8 10.3-21.6 47.6%

Stephen Curry 52.5 6.9-14.7 47.1%

John Wall 54.1 11.3-24.2 46.7%

Jeff Teague 57.1 9.8-21.3 45.9%

Wizards -

106.7 - points per game

106.0 - points against

46.8 - Field goal %

Hawks -

103.1 - points per game

108.8 - points against

44.5 - field goal %

Keep an eye on:

Defense: Washington has been inconsistent defensively all season, and that's putting it nicely. The Wizards rank 15th in the NBA in defensive rating (108.8) and is 22nd in the NBA in blocks per game at 4.3. Opponents are shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three point range, which is 16th and 3rd in the NBA. In their loss to the Cavs yesterday, Washington, after being up 14 at the 7:48 mark in the fourth quarter, allowed a 32-14 run to close the game. Cavs shot 73 percent in the fourth. Unacceptable. At some point it has to be about pride and establishing good habits going into the playoffs. The Hawks is an ideal start to get things back in the right direction

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