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Game preview: Blake Griffin leads Pistons against Hawks


 

When/where: 3:30 today, Philips Arena

TV: Fox Sports Southeast

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Injuries: Hawks—DeAndre’ Bembry (groin) is probable; Tyler Cavanaugh (ankle) is out.

Pistons—James Ennis (trade) is questionable; Reggie Jackson (ankle) and Jon Leuer (ankle) are out.

What to watch for: The Hawks (17-39) could see the return of guard/forward DeAndre’ Bembry, who has been plagued by injuries during his second NBA season.

Bembry suffered a triceps injury in September, healed in time to play in the season opener at Dallas but then suffered a fractured right wrist in that game. Bembry returned to the court in mid-November but couldn’t hold a spot in coach Mike Budenholzer’s rotation before being sent to Erie in late December and subsequently suffering the groin injury.

The Pistons (27-27) won four games in a row after acquiring Blake Griffin in a trade. That streak ended on Friday with a 108-95 home loss to the Clippers. Griffin had 19 points and six assists in that game.

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Michael Cunningham has covered the Hawks and other beats for the AJC since 2010.