• Atlanta takes on Los Angeles, aims to end 3-game skid

    By: The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Lakers (28-28, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (18-38, 12th in the Eastern Conference)

    Atlanta; Tuesday, 7 p.m. Eastern

    BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta heads into the matchup against Los Angeles after losing three games in a row.

    The Hawks are 8-16 on their home court. Atlanta is 4-26 in games decided by 10 points or more.

    The Lakers have gone 12-16 away from home. Los Angeles is the Western Conference leader with 36.9 defensive rebounds per game, led by LeBron James averaging 7.7. In their last meeting on Nov. 11, the Lakers won 107-106. James scored a team-high 26 points for Los Angeles in the victory.

    TOP PERFORMERS: John Collins leads the Hawks with 9.8 rebounds and averages 19.3 points. Dewayne Dedmon is shooting 53.6 percent and has averaged 11 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

    Kyle Kuzma is second on the Lakers with 19.1 points and averages 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Brandon Ingram is shooting 55.5 percent and has averaged 19.7 points over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

    LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 3-7, averaging 113.8 points, 45.2 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 5.2 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting.

    Hawks: 4-6, averaging 116.4 points, 42.1 rebounds, 25.8 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting.

    Hawks Injuries: Miles Plumlee: out (left knee pain).

    Lakers Injuries: Josh Hart: out (right knee tendinitis), Lonzo Ball: out (left ankle), LeBron James: day to day (undisclosed).

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    The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.

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