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Game Thread: Hawks at Trail Blazers


Feb. 13, 2017, 10:30 p.m., Moda Center

Probable starters

Hawks (31-23)

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

Trail Blazers (23-31)

Damian Lillard

CJ McCollum

Maurice Harkless

Noah Vonleh

Myers Leonard

Injury report: Out – Evan Turner (right hand), Festus Ezeli (left knee)

 Inactives: Evan Turner, Festus Ezeli

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Karl Lane, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 108-107 road loss to the Kings on Friday , a game they led by 22 points in the second half. … They have won four straight against the Trail Blazers, including two in Portland. ... Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 22.0 points over the last five games. … They are fifth in the NBA in steals per game (8.4) and fourth in forced turnovers (15.3) per game.

From the Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are coming off a 120-111 home loss to the Celtics Thursday. ... Damian Lillard scored the most points with 776 through the first 28 games of any season in team history (764 by Clyde Drexler in 1988). … CJ McCollum has 10 30-plus point games this season. … They are seventh in the NBA with 549 3-pointers.

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