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Game Thread: Celtics at Hawks


Jan. 13, 2017, 8 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (22-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Mo Williams

Celtcis (24-15)

Isaiah Thomas

Marcus Smart

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Al Horford

Injury report: Out - James Young (right ankle sprain), Tyler Zeller (sinus infection), Avery Bradley (strained right Achilles)

Inactives: Young, Zeller

Officials: Ken Mauer, Gediminas Petraitis, Michael Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 117-97 road win over the Nets Tuesday, their seventh straight win and 12th in the past 16 games. ... During current win streak, they’ve held opponents under 100 points six times. The only team to break the century mark were the Spurs in overtime. … Dennis Schroder is averaging 20.0 points, 6.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals over the past seven games. He has a career-best six double-doubles. … They have won three straight regular-season games over Celtics.

From the Celtics

The Celtics are coming off a 117-108 home win over the Wizards Wednesday, their fifth win in the past six games. … Isaiah Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter of the win. He leads the NBA in fourth-quarter points with 334. … Thomas has scored at least 20 points in the past 23 games. … Al Horford recorded 26 points and six blocks against the Kings last month making him the first Celtic since Kevin McHale to record at least 25 points and six blocks in a game.

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