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Game Thread: Hawks at Nuggets


Dec. 23, 2016, 9 p.m., Pepsi Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (14-15)

Dennis Schroder

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Dwight Howard (back tightness); Questionable – Tim Hardaway Jr. (right groin injury)

Inactives: Splitter, Howard

Nuggets (12-17)

Emmanuel Mudiay

Gary Harris

Wilson Chandler

Danilo Gallinari

Nikola Jokic

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Eric Lewis, Derrick Collins, Justin Van Duyne

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 92-84 home loss to the Timberwolves Wednesday. ... Schroder has scored in double-figures in 14 straight games, the longest stretch of his career, and is averaging 20.6 points with a .500 field goal percentage. … They swept the season series against the Nuggets last year. They are fifth in the NBA with an average of 24.0 assists per game.

From the Nuggets

The Nuggets are coming off a 119-102 loss at the Clippers Tuesday to snap a three-game losing streak. ... Have won 10 of the past 12 games in Denver against the Hawks. … Gallinari has scored in double figures in all but one of his 26 games this season. … Kenneth Faried averages 8.2 rebounds, the most by any player in the NBA averaging less than 25 minutes per game.

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