The Atlanta Hawks will play the Chicago Bulls in one of the most awaited games on Saturday, start time at 5:00 PM ET.
The Atlanta Hawks (39-36) are not in the playoff yet as they are just 3 games ahead of No. 9 Chicago in the Eastern Conference with seven games to play. The Hawks are coming from a 99-92 win over the 76ers in which Dwight Howard scored 22 points in 8-for-17 shooting from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line, and 20 rebounds.
On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.9 points, 44.3 rebounds and 23.3 assists per game. Defensively, the Hawks are giving up 104.1 points per game against the opposing teams.
Five players are averaging at least 11.2 points per game for Atlanta, they are: Paul Millsap (18.1), Dennis Schroder (18.0), Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.2), Dwight Howard (13.5) and Kent Bazemore (11.2). Howard leads in rebounds with 12.9 per game while Schroder leads in assists with 6.3 per game.
The Chicago Bulls (36-39) are riding in a two-game winning streak that pushed them to just half a game behind Miami and Indiana in No. 7 and 8 places respectively. The Bulls are coming from a 99-93 win over the Cavaliers in which Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points in 9-for-14 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.
On the season, the Bulls are averaging 102.4 points, 45.9 rebounds and 22.3 assists per game. Defensively, the Bulls are yielding 103.2 points per game against their opponents.
Jimmy Butler is averaging 23.5 poitns, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Meanwhile, Dwayne Wade is doing his part with his 18.6 points per game. Mirotic is contributing 10.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
Hawks vs Bulls game schedule info:
Date: April 1, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: WGN-TV, Fox Sports
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
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