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Game Thread: Cavaliers at Hawks


March 3, 2017, 7 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (34-26)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Mike Dunleavy (right ankle soreness)

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy

Cavaliers (41-18)

Kyrie Irving

Iman Shumpert

LeBron James

Channing Frye

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: Out – Kevin Love (left knee arthroscopy), J.R. Smith (right thumb fracture)

Inactives: Kevin Love, J.R. Smith

Officials: Zach Zarba, Brian Forte, Tre Maddox

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 100-95 home win over the Mavericks on Wednesday, their second straight win. … Paul Millsap is 4-for-8 on shot attempts with a chance to give the Hawks the lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime this season. … Prior to this season, he was 1-for-26 in those situations. … They rank ninth in the NBA in steals per game (8.3) and third in forced turnovers at 15.5 per game. ... The team are planning a tribute video for Kyle Korver, who spent four-plus years in Atlanta before a January trade to the Cavaliers.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off a 103-99 road loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, their second loss in the past three games. … Dating back to the 2015 playoffs, the Cavaliers are 11-1 against the Hawks, the lone loss coming earlier this season. … They have made at least 10 3-pointers in 13 straight games. … They are 37-2 when tied or leading after three quarters.

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