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Game Thread: Hawks at Raptors


Dec. 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Air Canada Centre

Probable starters

Hawks (12-13)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Splitter, Mike Scott (D-League)

Raptors (18-7)

Kyle Lowry

DeMar DeRozan

DeMarre Carroll

Pascal Siakam

Jonas Valanciunas

Injury report: Out – Jared Sullinger (left foot surgery), Deion Wright (right shoulder surgery); Questionable – Lucas Nogueira (sore right knee)

Inactives: Sullinger, Wright

Officials: Ed Malloy, CJ Washington, James Williams

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 131-120 home loss to the Magic Tuesday. ... Dwight Howard is averaging 17.7 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over the past three games. … Howard needs 18 points to reach 16,000 for his career. … He also need 13 rebounds to tie Elgin Baylor (11,463) for 26th in NBA/ABA history and four offensive rebounds to tie Kevin Garnett (3,209) for 24th.

From the Raptors

The Raptors are coming off 123-114 home road over the 76ers on Wednesday, their fourth straight win. They have won 10 of the past 11 games, including a 128-84 win over the Hawks two weeks ago. ... DeRozan ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring with 28.0 points and has 13 30-plus point games.

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