Collins’ hot streak continues in big win over Grizzlies

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Since returning to the lineup after missing three games, Hawks forward John Collins has averaged more than 25 points and nearly 13 rebounds per game.

Hawks forward John Collins has taken his game to another level after returning to the lineup following a three-game absence.

Collins, averaging a team-high 19.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game, has averaged more than 25 points and nearly 13 rebounds in the last four games. The latest: 27 points and 12 rebounds in Wednesday's 132-111 victory over the Grizzlies at State Farm Arena.

Next up for Collins and the Hawks - Saturday at Boston. Collins has averaged 14 points and 10.7 reboounds in three games against the Celtics this season.