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Game Thread: Hawks at Timberwolves


Dec. 26, 2016, 8 p.m., Target Center


Hawks (15-15)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Splitter, Hardaway Jr.

Timberwolves (9-21)

Ricky Rubio

Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins

Gorgui Deng

Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury report: Out – Nikola Pekovic (right ankle)

Inactives: Pekovic, John Lucas III

Officials: Zach Zarba, Brent Barnaky, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 109-108 road win at the Nuggets Friday, overcoming an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes. … They have won four straight on the road. … Dwight Howard, Kyle Korver and Tim Hardaway Jr. will all return after missing games. … Paul Millsap is averaging 20.8 points over the past nine contests. … Howard can move from 17th to 14th on the all-time NBA/ABA rebound list with 15 rebounds.

From the Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are coming off a 112-100 loss at the Thunder on Christmas Day, their second straight defeat. … They have won three of the past four meetings against the Hawks in Minnesota. … They are just 6-13 when scoring 100 or more points. … They have committed more turnovers than the opposition in nine of the past 10 games.

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