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Game Thread: Hawks at Pistons


Jan. 18, 2017, 8 p.m., The Palace at Auburn Hills

Probable starters

Hawks (24-17)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Mike Muscala (left ankle)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Mike Muscala

Pistons (19-24)

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Bullock

Tobias Harris

Marcus Morris

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Out - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (left rotator cuff strain); Doubtful - Michael Gbinije (bruised right forearm); Questionable - Jon Leuer (sore right knee), Aron Baynes (sore left knee), Andre Drummond (right knee sprain)

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Scott Foster, Tony Brothers, JT Orr

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 108-107 road win over the Knicks Monday, their ninth win in the past 10 games. ... They are a season-best seven games over .500. … Dennis Schroder had 28 points against the Knicks and tied a career-high with 13 field goals (on 16 attempts). He is the first Hawk to make 13 field goals with at least an .800 field goal percentage since Josh Smith (14 of 16, versus New Jersey on Dec. 7, 2010). … It’s the final of three regular-season games between the games after splitting games in Atlanta.

From the Pistons

The Pistons are coming off a 102-97 road win at the Lakers Saturday that snapped a three-game losing streak. ... They lead the NBA, tied with the Raptors and Hornets, for fewest turnover per game at 12.0. … They are fifth in the league in points allowed, limiting teams to 100.6 per game. … Drummond ranks first in most double-doubles in the NBA since he entered the league in 2012-13 with 207.

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