I don’t think anyone is paying any attention to what is happening down in Atlanta. The first weekend of March Madness has certainly overshadowed the Hawks last two games ending on Trae Young buzzer beaters. He is playing out of his mind right now but nobody is noticing. Not even Vegas, because if they did they would make the Hawks at least slight favorites in this game. Not to mention the Pelicans will most likely be without 3 starters with Anthony Davis being ruled as doubtful and E’Twaun Moore and Jrue Holiday already being ruled out. Julius Randle is a beast and I hope his prime isn’t wasted like the great Al Jefferson who retired today. I would love to see what Randle can do with some great talent around him. With that said I don’t think he will be able to keep up with the Hawks scoring on his own. The combination of John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon should be able to handle Randle on the defensive end.
The Hawks are also just one of those teams right now. Playing well together making a late season run. They know they’re not in the playoffs but they are still playing well and having fun. I think that continues tonight and they win an easy one in the big easy.