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Hawks host the Grizzlies in cross-conference contest

Memphis Grizzlies (28-40, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (23-45, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

Atlanta; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta and Memphis meet in non-conference action.

The Hawks have gone 12-21 at home. Atlanta ranks fourth in the NBA with 11.6 offensive rebounds per game, led by John Collins averaging 3.5 offensive boards.

The Grizzlies have gone 10-23 away from home. Memphis has the league’s worst offense, averaging only 101.6 points per game. The Grizzlies won the last meeting between these two teams 131-117 on Oct. 19. Garrett Temple led Memphis to the win with a 30-point game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Collins has averaged 19.8 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Hawks. Trae Young has averaged 26.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 40.7 percent over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

Mike Conley leads the Grizzlies averaging 20.6 points and has added 3.4 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas has averaged 7.8 rebounds and added 16.2 points per game over the last 10 games for Memphis.

LAST 10 GAMES: Grizzlies: 5-5, averaging 108.5 points, 43.3 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 7.5 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.2 points on 43.7 percent shooting.

Hawks: 4-6, averaging 122.5 points, 51 rebounds, 25.7 assists, seven steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 122 points on 46.5 percent shooting.

Hawks Injuries: Alex Poythress: out (right ankle sprain), Omari Spellman: out (left ankle), Miles Plumlee: out (left knee pain).

Grizzlies Injuries: Dillon Brooks: out for season (toe), Jaren Jackson Jr.: out (right quad soreness), Kyle Anderson: out (right shoulder soreness).

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