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Golden State Warriors vs. Atlanta Hawks Preview and Predictions 12-02-2019


The Atlanta Hawks will try to snap a 10-game losing streak against a team they've lost to nine straight times when they host the Golden State Warriors on Monday. The Warriors have not lost to the Hawks since Feb. 6, 2015, but those results came when Golden State was a very different team.

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Now stuck with the worst record in the NBA, the injury-ravaged Warriors are coming off a 100-96 loss at Orlando on Sunday to fall to 0-2 on their five-game road trip. Power forward Draymond Green is expected to rest on the second half of the back-to-back in Atlanta, but Kevon Looney should eat up some of his minutes when he returns from a hamstring injury, according to Golden State head coach Steve Kerr. The Hawks have had a few complete no-shows during their 10-game slide, including a 158-111 loss at Houston on Saturday to complete an 0-3 road trip. Trae Young followed up his 49-point effort in an overtime loss at Indiana with 37 more in just 31 minutes versus the Rockets.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBCS Bay Area (Golden State), FS Southeast (Atlanta)

ABOUT THE WARRIORS (4-17): D'Angelo Russell, one of three All-Star guards on the shelf for Golden State, will not play Monday but could return from a hand injury before the trip is over. Looney has been out for over a month but should help a squad that has been outrebounded in six of its last eight games. Willie Cauley-Stein did his part with 11 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss for his first double-double of the season.

ABOUT THE HAWKS (4-16): Young is 26-for-44 from the floor - 13-for-24 from 3-point range - in his last two games and is averaging 36.4 points over his last five. His efforts weren't nearly enough at Houston, where the Hawks were outrebounded 52-29 and allowed Rockets superstar James Harden to go for 60 points. "We try to do what we have to do against James, which is throw a lot of bodies at him," coach Lloyd Pierce told reporters. "Try and put him under duress. He just didn't feel us."

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Warriors SG Jordan Poole missed all eight of his shots and had one point Sunday after scoring a season high-tying 20 at Miami on Friday.

2. Hawks C Alex Len is 11-for-15 from the floor over the last two games.

3. Golden State PF Eric Paschall has scored in double figures in 10 consecutive contests.

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Last Injuries

Atlanta Hawks

  • Kevin Huerter

    Shoulder
    Ques Tues | questionable

    Huerter was absent from the lineup during the last game with a left shoulder contusion, and it is undetermined if he will face the Knicks on Tuesday.

  • Chandler Parsons

    Flu
    Prob Wed | probable

    Parsons has been held out of the previous three games due to flu-like symptoms, but it is not expected to impede his status for Wednesday's tilt with the Bulls.

  • Alex Len

    Flu
    Prob Tues | probable

    Len is expected to suit up Tuesday versus the Heat despite flu-like symptoms.

  • Allen Crabbe

    Knee
    Prob Sun | probable

    Crabbe has sat out the past two games after having a non-surgical procedure conducted on his right knee. He is expected to rejoin the lineup Sunday versus the Hornets.

  • Kevin Huerter

    Shoulder
    Prob Wed | probable

    Huerter is out of action due to a rotator cuff strain in his left shoulder, but it is projected that he will return Wednesday against the Nets.

  • Cam Reddish

    Wrist
    Prob Mon | probable

    Reddish missed the previous game due to a left wrist sprain, but he is likely to suit up versus the Warriors on Monday.

Golden State Warriors

  • Eric Paschall

    Hip
    Ques Wed | questionable

    Paschall has sat out the past two games due to a sore left hip, and it is undetermined if he will be available against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

  • Draymond Green

    Rest
    Out Fri | out

    Green will not play Friday against the Jazz as he is to be rested.

  • Damion Lee

    Hand
    Prob Wed | probable

    Lee is expected to play in Wednesday's tilt with the Knicks after healing from a non-displaced fracture to his right hand.

  • Eric Paschall

    Hip
    Prob Wed | probable

    Paschall has a sore left hip, but it is likely that he will suit up Wednesday versus the Knicks.

  • Jacob Evans

    Groin
    day-to-day | questionable

    Evans is sidelined with a left adductor strain, but he is expected to return to the lineup Monday against the Grizzlies.

  • Damion Lee

    Hand
    Prob Mon | probable

    Lee is out of commission with non-displaced fracture to his right hand, but he is expected to return against the Grizzlies on Monday.