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Game Thread: Hawks at Cavaliers

Note: I will not be covering tonight’s game due as weather-related travel issues have prevented me from getting to Cleveland. It’s the first time in five years of covering the NBA full-time that I have not been able to get to a road game for travel issues. Hard to believe first time comes in April. You can still find new wire coverage of the game on


April 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (40-38)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out - Thabo Sefolosha (right groin strain), Paul Millsap (left knee/rest)

Inactives: Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap

Cavaliers (51-27)

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Channing Frye

Injury report: Out – Tristan Thompson (sprained right thumb)

Inactives: Tristan Thompson, TBA

 Officials: Derrick Stafford, Kevin Scott, Leon Wood

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 123-116 home win over the Celtics Thursday night to snap a two-game losing streak. … Rookie Taurean Prince had a career-high 20 points in the win. … Dwight Howard's streak of double-doubles ended at 10 games, the longest for a Hawks player since Kevin Willis had 21 straight in 1991-92.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off a 141-91 road win at the Celtics Wednesday, their fourth straight win. … Including the playoffs, they have won 12 of the past 13 games against the Hawks. … They are second in the NBA in 3-pointers per game (13.0) and percentage (.387).

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