Collins finished Tuesday's 97-94 loss to Miami with seven points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and two rebounds across 26 minutes. Collins couldn't make much of an impact during the Round 1 series, though it seemed like he may have been rushed back from finger and foot injuries in the wake of Clint Capela suffering a knee injury during the do-or-die play-in game against the Cavaliers. Collins failed to score more than 13 points in any of the five games against the Heat, and he never crossed the 30-minute threshold.
Collins amassed 13 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 29 minutes during Tuesday's 115-105 loss to the Heat. Collins looked good in Game 1, and it was not a surprise to see him in the starting lineup for this one. While the Hawks had to settle for another loss, the move paid off from a fantasy perspective since Collins recorded his first double-double since March 7. Expect the big man to remain in the starting lineup ahead of Game 3 on Friday at Atlanta.
Collins will start at center during Tuesday's Game 2 against the Heat, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports. After playing 21 minutes in his return during Game 1, Collins will join the starters at center, pushing Onyeka Okongwu to the bench. Collins will presumably see more action Tuesday and will help space the floor for Trae Young.
Collins finished Sunday's 115-91 loss to Miami with 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-3 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes. Collins stepped on the court for the first time after a five-week absence due to finger and foot injuries, and while the rust is to be expected, he still delivered a decent scoring output -- especially considering how much the team struggled on the offensive side of the ball. Don't be surprised if Collins makes his way into the starting lineup for Game 2 of the series, though his role in the upcoming games has yet to be determined. As things stand now, this was clearly a step in the right direction.
Collins (finger/foot) will be available off the bench Sunday for Game 1 of the Hawks' first-round playoff series with the Heat, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports. Even with Clint Capela (knee) sidelined to begin the series, the Hawks won't immediately reinsert Collins to the starting five while he eases back in after a five-week absence due to finger and foot injuries. Bringing Collins off the bench should allow the Hawks to better manage his playing time, though head coach Nate McMillan didn't specify that the big man would have a minutes restriction. If Collins looks good during his time off the bench Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising if he displaced either Onyeka Okongwu or Danilo Gallinari in the starting five for Tuesday's Game 2 contest.
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