Atlanta Hawks: Four Most Intriguing Matchups Left On Schedule

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Cam Reddish vs. Collin Sexton

Rookie Cam Reddish and sophomore Collin Sexton have had a fantastic second half of their season, after a less than convincing start.

Sexton has averaged over 23 points per game for the Cavs since January 1st. In that time both have been shooting great from three, with Sexton making 46 percent of his 5.1 attempts per game, Reddish making 41 percent of his 4.9

The 21-year-old Sexton has already had two standout performances against the Hawks this year, scoring 25 and 23 in there previous two meetings. He’s coming off a career high 41 points against the Celtics. Reddish is also fresh off his career high of 28 points, which he got in just 28 minutes against the Wizards.

Reddish is working as the Hawks’ sixth man at the moment, although he’s basically getting starter-level minutes. He’s provided great perimeter defense as a rookie, especially of late, and will certainly be a strength vs. strength matchup when he covers Sexton.

Apart from the intriguing battle between Reddish and Sexton, the Cavs and Hawks will also be playing for draft positioning. They currently own the worst two record in the Eastern Conference, and a loss could swing lottery odds.

Matchup date: Saturday, March 14th