Los Angeles hosts Atlanta following James' 40-point game

Mon, Mar 18, 2024
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Los Angeles hosts Atlanta following James' 40-point game

Atlanta Hawks (30-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (36-32, 10th in the Western Conference)

Los Angeles; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Lakers -8.5; over/under is 227

BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the Atlanta Hawks after LeBron James scored 40 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 128-121 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

The Lakers have gone 24-12 at home. Los Angeles averages 13.1 turnovers per game and is 19-10 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents.

The Hawks are 14-20 on the road. Atlanta ranks sixth in the league with 44.9 rebounds per game. Clint Capela leads the Hawks with 10.6.

The Lakers average 11.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 2.3 fewer makes per game than the Hawks give up (13.9). The Hawks are shooting 46.4% from the field, 1.1% lower than the 47.5% the Lakers' opponents have shot this season.

The teams square off for the second time this season. In the last matchup on Jan. 31 the Hawks won 138-122 led by 26 points from Trae Young, while Austin Reaves scored 28 points for the Lakers.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Davis is averaging 24.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.4 blocks for the Lakers. James is averaging 25.6 points over the last 10 games.

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Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.5 points for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 26.2 points over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 118.4 points, 40.9 rebounds, 28.6 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 52.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.3 points per game.

Hawks: 5-5, averaging 108.7 points, 44.1 rebounds, 25.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.7 points.

INJURIES: Lakers: Christian Wood: out (knee), Jarred Vanderbilt: out (foot), Cam Reddish: day to day (ankle), Colin Castleton: out (wrist), Gabe Vincent: out (knee), Anthony Davis: day to day (eye).

Hawks: Trae Young: out (finger), Mouhamed Gueye: out (ucl), Onyeka Okongwu: out (toe), Kobe Bufkin: out (toe), Saddiq Bey: out for season (knee), AJ Griffin: out (leg/ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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