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Game Thread: Hawks at Thunder


Dec. 19, 2016, 8 p.m., Chesapeake Energy Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (13-14)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Questionable - Dwight Howard (back tightness)

Inactives: Splitter, TBA

Thunder (16-11)

Russell Westbrook

Anthony Morrow

Andre Roberson

Domantas Sabonis

Steven Adams

Injury report: Out - Victor Oladipo (right wrist sprain), Cameron Payne (right foot fracture)

Inactives: Victor Oladipo, Cameron Payne

Officials: Derrick Stafford, Mitchell Ervin, Gary Zielinski

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 107-99 home loss to the Hornets Saturday. … They have lost 12 of the past 16 games. … Dennis Schroder has scored in double figures 12 consecutive games. He is averaging 19.7 points with a .490 shooting percentage in the span. … Dwight Howard is averaging 18.0 points and 15.6 rebounds, including 6.0 offensive rebounds, over the last five games.

From the Thunder

The Thunder are coming off a 114-101 home win over the Suns on Saturday. ... Russell Westbrook has 13 triple-doubles this season. The rest of the NBA has 15 combined triple-doubles. … Westbrook is averaging a triple-double through 27 games with 30.4 points (leads the NBA), 10.5 rebounds (13th) and 11.0 assists (2nd).

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