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A blog about Atlanta’s NBA franchise, from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Game Thread: Hawks at Mavericks


Jan. 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m., American Airlines Center

Probable starters

Hawks (20-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Splitter, Bembry

Mavericks (11-25)

Deron Williams

Wesley Matthews

Harrison Barnes

Dorian Finney-Smith

Dirk Nowitzki

Injury report: Questionable - J.J. Barea (left leg muscle strain)

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Kane Fitzgerald, Eric Lewis, Gediminas Petraitis

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 99-94 road victory over the Pelicans Thursday, their fifth straight win. They have won 10 of the past 14 games. ... They have won five straight games against the Mavericks. ... During the win streak they are averaging 106.2 points, 24.6 assists and 48.0 rebounds with a .442 field goal percentage and .390 3-point percentage. … Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18.3 points while shooting .618 from the field and .667 from 3-point range over the past three games.

From the Mavericks

The Mavericks are coming off a 102-95 home loss to the Suns Thursday. ... Nowitzki has 29,621career points and needs 379 to become the sixth player in NBA history to reach the 30,000-point plateau. He would also become just the third player to score 30,000 points with one franchise, joining Karl Malone (Jazz) and Kobe Bryant (Lakers). …Williams is averaging 15.6 points and 7.7 assists per game since Dec. 1.

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