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Game Thread: Hawks at Bulls


April 1, 2017, 5 p.m., United Center

Probable starters

Hawks (39-36)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Paul Millsap (left knee tightness), Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain); Probable - Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Mike Dunleavy (right ankle soreness)

Inactives: Paul Millsap, Thabo Sefolosha

Bulls (36-39)

Rajon Rondo

Jimmy Butler

Nikola Mirotic

Paul Zipser

Robin Lopez

Injury report: Out – Dwyane Wade (right elbow strain); Questionable – Cristiano Felício (lower back contusion

Inactives: Dwyane Wade, TBA

 Officials: Sean Wright, Pat Fraher, Justin Van Duyne

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 99-92 road win over the 76ers Wednesday, a second straight win. … They have won seven straight against the Bulls, including all three games this season. … Taurean Prince is averaging 13.7 points in his three starts. … Dwight Howard has at least 10 rebounds in 17 straight games and a double-double in eight straight games.

From the Bulls

The Bulls are coming off a 99-93 home win over the Bulls on Thursday, their second straight win. ... They are a half-game behind the Heat and Pacers for the final two playoffs spots. … Nikola Mirotic has scored 28 points with six 3-pointers in each of the past two games. He’s the first Bulls player with six 3-pointers in back-to-back games.

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