We did get an exciting and high-scoring match from these two when they squared off on Wednesday when the Nets won 145-141. I am ready for this game and it will definitely be one that I watch tomorrow, or at least flip back and forth with.
Atlanta is having some injury troubles early on this season and they will be without a slew of players for this game including PG Rajon Rondo, SG Tony Snell, PF De’Andre Hunter, and SF Danillo Gallinari.
I will say I have been wildly impressed by the Hawks this season, and I think they have played really well. I do think that Brooklyn is finally figuring out their rhythm and will continue to have dominant performances for the rest of the season. I think the last game was super high-scoring and there wasn’t a lot of defense, but I don’t think that will be the case in this one. Also, Atlanta could potentially be without Trae Young which will hurt their offense. I ultimately see Brooklyn’s defense stepping up in this one and controlling this game.
Again, I think that last game was a bit of a fluke, these teams are not going to score that high again for a while, especially not in the next game and against each other again. I think this is a wildly high total, especially considering the injury issues with Atlanta and how strong Brooklyn’s defense has performed this season. I think this total will be under by quite a bit.