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Game Thread: Hawks at Magic


Jan. 4, 2017, 7 p.m., Amway Center

Probable starters

Hawks (18-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Taurean Prince (D-League) Mike Scott (D-League)

Magic (16-20)

D.J. Augustin

Jodie Meeks

Aaron Gordon

Serge Ibaka

Bismack Biyombo

Injury report: Questionable - Evan Fournier (right heel contusion)

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Derrick Stafford, Lauren Holtkamp, Karl Lane

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 114-112 overtime victory over the Spurs at home Sunday, their third straight win. ... Kyle Korver is averaging 16.3 points, shooting .458 (16 of 35) from the field and .476 (10 of 21) from 3-point range over the past three games. … Dennis Schroder has three 30-point games this season, the highest single-season total for a Hawks player since Jeff Teague had three in 2013-14. The last Hawk with four 30-point games was Josh Smith (four) in 2012-13.

From the Magic

The Magic are a 115-103 home win over the Knicks Monday. ... The Magic are 2-6 at home against Eastern Conference opponents. … Evan Fournier has missed five straight games with the heel injury. … They defeated the Hawks by 11 points in Atlanta earlier this season in a game in which they made 15 3-pointers and had a season-high 36 assists.

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