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Game Thread: Hawks at Bucks


Dec. 9, 2016, 8 p.m., BMO Harris Bradley Center

Probable starters

Hawks (11-12)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Kent Bazemore (right knee soreness); Probable – Paul Millsap (left hip)

Inactives: Splitter, Bazemore

Bucks (11-9)

Matthew Dellavedova

Tony Snell

Jabari Parker

Giannis Antetokounmpo

John Henson

Injury report: Out – Khris Middleton (post-surgery, left hamstring); Questionable – Michael Beasley (mild mid-foot sprain)

Inactives: Middleton, TBA

Officials: Sean Wright, Karl Lane, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-99 home win over the Heat on Wednesday, snapping a seven-game losing streak. … Millsap needs 22 points for 11,000 in his career. … Schroder is averaging 20.2 points and 7.8 assists over the last six games. … The Hawks have won two straight over the Bucks, including a game in Atlanta in November. … They rank sixth in the NBA in assists at 23.5 per game.

From the Bucks

The Bucks are coming off a 115-107 win at the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. … Antetokounmpo recorded his second triple-double of the season against the Trail Blazers with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Since last year’s All-Star Break, only Russell Westbrook (21) has more triple-doubles than Antetokounmpo (7). … They have hit 10 or more 3-pointers in seven games this season after only doing so four times last season.

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