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Game Thread: Join the conversation about Hawks at Raptors


March 30, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Air Canada Center

Probable Starters

Hawks (45-30, 21-17 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Probable – Thabo Sefolosha (right ankle stiffness)

Inactives: Splitter, Lamar Patterson (D-League), Edy Tavares (D-League)

Raptors (49-24, 28-9 home)

Kyle Lowry

DeMar DeRozan

Norman Powell

Jason Thompson

Jonas Valanciunas

Injury report: Out – DeMarre Carroll (right knee surgery), Luis Scola (sore left knee); Questionable – Terrence Ross (sore left thumb)

Inactives: Carroll, TBA

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Lauren Holtkamp, Michael Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-100 win at the Bulls Monday, their fourth straight win. They have also won 14 out of the past 16 games. ... The Hawks have lost three straight games to the Raptors, including both meetings this season. … The Hawks have scored over 100 points in a season-high nine straight games. … The Hawks are seventh in the NBA in blocks at 5.8 per game. … Millsap needs two steals for 1,000 in his career.

From the Raptors

The Raptors are coming off a 119-100 home loss to the Thunder Monday, their third loss in four games. ... The Raptors are two home wins away from tying franchise best (30) set in 2006-07. … Lowry is third in the NBA in steals at 2.11 per game. … Powell, a rookie second-round pick, has scored in double figures in three straight games. … DeRozan is eighth in the league in scoring at 23.6 points per game.

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