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Game Thread: Hawks at Rockets


HAWKS AT ROCKETS

Feb. 2, 2017, 8 p.m., Toyota Center

Probable starters

Hawks (28-21)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Questionable - Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, TBA

Rockets (36-16)

Patrick Beverley

James Harden

Trevor Ariza

Ryan Anderson

Clint Capela

Injury report: None

Inactives: Chinanu Onuaku (D-League) and Kyle Wiltjer (D-League)

Officials: John Goble, Derrick Collins, Gary Zielinski

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 116-93 road loss to the Heat Wednesday. … They have won six straight over the Rockets, including a game in Atlanta in November. … They are 6-5 since a seven-game win streak. … Dwight Howard will play his first game at the Rockets since signing with the Hawks as a free agent this summer.

From the Rockets

The Rockets are coming off a 105-83 home win over the Kings Sunday. ... James Harden has 14 triple-doubles this season. … He is 54 points shy of 10,000 as a Rocket. … Reserve Eric Gordon is second in the NBA this season with 170 3-pointers, trailing only the Warriors’ Steph Curry.

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