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Game Thread: Hornets at Hawks


Dec. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (13-13)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Questionable – Malcolm Delaney (right ankle)

Inactives: Splitter, DeAndre Bembry

Hornets (14-13)

Kemba Walker

Nicolas Batum

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Marvin Williams

Cody Zeller

Injury report: Questionable – Jeremy Lamb (rib cage strain)

Inactives: Aaron Harrison, Christian Wood

Officials: Zach Zarba Kevin Cutler, Michael Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 125-121 victory at the Raptors Friday. ... Over the past four games the Hawks are averaging 115.5 points per game. … The Hawks have scored more than 120 points the past two games. The last time they scored more than the total three straight games was Dec. 28, 1990-Jan. 2, 1991.

From the Hornets

The Raptors are coming off a 96-88 loss at the Celtics Friday, their fourth straight loss. ... Walkers is expected to rejoin the team after missing the game against the Celtics for personal reasons. … Walker has made the second most 3-pointers in the Eastern Conference with 68.

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