Whenever these two go head to head, their superstars will always be compared. The Mavericks traded with the Hawks to take Luka Doncic and the Hawks then took Trae Young. It’s worked out well for both teams, but it seemed like Dallas was getting away with the trade early on. Young has closed that gap considerably, being a major factor in the Hawks’ run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Doncic and Young don’t meet often, so this is a must-see game in prime time.
How to watch the Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks today:
Game date: February 6, 2022
Game time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern time
Both players are the leading scorers for their teams with Young averaging 27.9 points per game and Doncic averaging 26.2 this season. However, there is a significant gap in their team standings, as the Hawks look to sit in 10th place in the East, while the Mavs are one of the best teams in the West, sitting in 5th.
Atlanta recently had very promising wins over the Celtics and Lakers, and the best team in the league, the Suns. They scattered two losses against the Raptors in between, although they included their last game, so expect them to bounce back tonight. Dallas will be looking to build on their impressive win over the 76ers.
This is going to be an all out battle.