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Game Thread: Hawks at Cavaliers


Nov. 8, 2016, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (4-2)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Mike Scott (left knee soreness), Kyle Korver (personal)

Inactives: Splitter, Scott

Cavaliers (6-0)

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: Out – Mo Williams (not with team)

Inactives: Williams, TBA

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown, Tre Maddox

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 112-97 home win over the Rockets Saturday. ... The Hawks lead the NBA with 12.2 steals per game at 12.2 and have at least 10 in every game this season. … Thabo Sefolsoha leads the NBA in plus/minus rating at plus-76. … Mike Muscala (.716) and Dwight Howard (.617) are the top two in the league in field goal percentage.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off 102-101 win at the 76ers on Saturday. … The Cavaliers are the NBA’s lone undefeated team. ... Including postseason play, the Cavaliers have won 11 straight games over the Hawks. … Through six games, the Cavaliers have made an NBA-highs of 80 3-pointers and 13.3 per game.

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