Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat lock horns in a 2017 NBA regular season matchup this Monday at 7:30 PM EST in AmericanAirlines Arena.
Date and Time: October 23rd, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena
TV: FOX Sports (US Regional)
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The Hawks after the season-opening win over the Mavericks suffered losses against the Hornets and the Nets in the following games. Marco Belinelli recorded 19 points while Dennis Schroeder scored 17 points and eight assists before, going down with a left ankle injury in the final moments of the game. The team’s top scorer and point guard has been ruled out for Monday night’s game.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has hinted to start Malcolm Delaney in Schroeder’s spot with Josh Magette or Isaiah Taylor being the backup. Shooting guard Kent Bazemore can also step up for the job.
John Collins, who scored 14 points, and 13 rebounds in the loss against Nets’ will be leading the team in Monday’s clash.
The Heat lost their season opener to Magic but came back strong in the second posting a 108-112 win against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Goran Dragic netted 23 points while Waiters added 19 for the win.
Miami will remain to be without center Hassan Whiteside, who had 26 points and 20 rebounds in the Heat’s opener due to a knee bruise.
Season’s co-captains James Johnson and Goran Dragic and Udonis Haslem will be leading the team with Whiteside sidelined for Monday’s game. Heat lack in some leadership experience as it is the first time in the for Dragic and Johnson in their careers that they are named as the captains.