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Game Thread: Grizzlies at Hawks


March 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (37-30)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy, DeAndre Bembry (D-League)

Grizzlies (37-30)

Mike Conley

Tony Allen

Vince Carter

JaMychal Green

Marc Gasol

Injury report: Out – Chandler Parsons (partial tear of meniscus, left knee)

Inactives: Wade Baldwin IV (D‐League), Deyonta Davis (D‐League), Jarell Martin (D-League)

 Officials: Danny Crawford, Kane Fitzgerald, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 107-99 road loss to the Spurs which snapped a three-game win streak. … They have won three straight games against the Grizzlies, including last week’s game in Memphis. … They are 7-2 against Southwest Division opponents this season. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20.1 points over the past 16 games, all in which he has scored in double figures.

From the Grizzlies

The Grizzlies are coming off a 98-91 home win over the Bulls Wednesday, their second straight win. … Vince Carter has started the past two games in place of the injured Chandler Parsons. At 40 years, 46 days old, he became the oldest player to start an NBA game since Juwan Howard started for the in 2013. … Parsons will likely have season-ending surgery.

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Chris Vivlamore has been a reporter and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2003.