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Game Thread: Hawks at Hornets


March 20, 2017, 7 p.m., Spectrum Center

Probable starters

Hawks (37-32)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Thabo Sefolosha

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Mike Dunleavy (right ankle synovitis), Paul Millsap (left knee tightness), Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise)

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy, Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore

Hornets (30-39)

Kemba Walker

Nicolas Batum

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Marvin Williams

Cody Zeller

Injury report: Out - Ramon Sessions (left knee surgery), Miles Plumlee (right calf strain), Johnny O'Bryant (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Ramon Sessions, Miles Plumlee, Johnny O'Bryant

 Officials: Rodney Mott, Kevin Scott, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 113-97 home loss to the Trail Blazers Saturday, their third straight loss. … Dwight Howard is guaranteed to average a point/rebound double-double this this year, becoming one of six players in league history to do so in each of his first 13 NBA seasons – Wilt Chamberlain (14 years), Tim Duncan, Moses Malone (14), Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Russell. … They have lost two straight games against the Hornets, both this season.

From the Hornets

The Hornets are coming off a 98-93 home win over the Wizards Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. ... Kemba Walker has career-high average of 22.8 points per game this season, which currently ranks as the second most points per game ever averaged by a Hornets player (Glen Rice 26.8 in 1996-97). … Marvin Williams is averaging 14.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists over his last six games. … They are division-best 8-3 (.727) against Southeast division, including 5-1.

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