Tune-In Tidbits: Clippers vs. Hawks on NBA TV
Get ready for Tuesday's NBA TV game between the Clippers and Hawks with five key stats to know about the matchup.
Brian Martin, for NBA.com
Get ready for Tuesday’s NBA TV game between the Clippers and Hawks on with five key stats to know about the matchup.
Clippers (13-4) at Hawks (8-8), 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV
• The Clippers begin a six-game road trip in Atlanta without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George due to health and safety protocols. Leonard and George have combined for 49.8 points per game this season. In 96 minutes with both Leonard and George off the court this season, the Clippers have been outscored by 38 points. Can the Clippers extend their seven-game win streak without their two All-Stars?
• The Clippers have only three five-man lineups that have played at least 10 minutes together this season and do not include either Paul George or Kawhi Leonard. The most successful of those lineups — Lou Williams, Reggie Jackson, Ivica Zubac, Luke Kennard and Terance Mann — scored 31 points in 10 minutes on court together and outscored their opponents by six points.
• Trae Young enters Tuesday ranked 13th in scoring (25.3 ppg) and fifth in assists (8.7 apg) with those assists creating 22.1 ppg. John Collins (1.9), De’Andre Hunter (1.9) and Clint Capela (1.8) each receive nearly two assists per game from Young so far this season.
• Clint Capela is second in the NBA in rebounding (14.5 rpg) as his average got a nice boost from his previous two games. After grabbing a career-best 26 rebounds in a win over Detroit, Capela collected 19 more two days later in Minnesota. Capela’s 27-point, 26-reobund performance was the first of its kind in over a year in the NBA (Karl-Anthony Towns, Jan. 12, 2019) and just the 17th in since the 1983-84 season. The last Hawks player to put up those numbers in a game was Dikembe Mutombo (Dec. 14, 1999).
• The Hawks rank second in the league in both offensive rebound percentage (30.3%) and second-chance points (15.4 per game). However, the Clippers rank seventh in defensive rebound percentage (75.6%) and allow the fewest second-chance points of any team this season (9.8 per game). The Clippers will be without two of their top three defensive rebounders — Paul George (5.7 per game) and Kawhi Leonard (4.4).