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Game Thread: Hawks at Magic


Feb. 25, 2017, 7 p.m., Amway Center

Probable starters

Hawks (32-25)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Magic (21-38)

Elfrid Payton

Evan Fournier

Terrence Ross

Aaron Gordon

Nikola Vucevic

Injury report: Out – Jodie Meeks (right thumb repair), C.J. Watson (right Achilles soreness); Questionable – C.J. Wilcox (left Achilles tendinitis)

Inactives: Jodie Meeks, C.J. Watson

Officials: Tom Washington, Courtney Kirkland, Derek Richardson

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 108-90 home loss to the Heat Friday, their second straight loss. ... Dwight Howard needs one block to tie former Hawk Moses Malone (1,889) for 23rd in NBA/ABA history. … Howard is coming off a four-point, seven-rebound game. … Tim Hardaway Jr. extended his career-best streak to 12 straight games in double-figure scoring.

From the Magic

The Magic are coming off a 112-103 home loss to the Trail Blazers Thursday, their second straight loss and sixth in the past seven games. … They have lost 19 of the past 25 meetings with the Hawks, including two of three games this season. … Nikola Vucevic is third on the franchise list for double-doubles (182) behind current Hawk Dwight Howard (457) and Shaquille O’Neal (226).

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