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Game Thread: Join the conversation for Hawks at Cavaliers


April 11, 2016, 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (48-32, 21-18 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery);

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

Cavaliers (56-24, 32-7 home)

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Tristan Thompson

Injury report: Out - Iman Shumpert (left knee soreness/drained), Mo Williams (chondromalacia)

Inactives: Shumpert, Williams

Officials: Danny Crawford, Mark Ayotte, Ed Malloy

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off 118-107 home win over the Celtics Saturday, their third straight win. ... The Hawks have held opponents to under 20 fourth quarter points four times in the last five games. … Millsap has four consecutive double-doubles and averaged 21.5 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.5 blocks and 2.0 steals during the streak. … Teague is averaging 23.2 points on .500 over the last six games, scoring at least 18 points in each contest.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off a 105-102 loss at the Bulls Saturday, their second straight loss. ... Including last season’s playoffs, the Cavaliers have won six straight against the Hawks. That includes both games this season, the most recent an overtime win in Atlanta 10 days ago. … Irving is two 3-pointers away from surpassing Danny Ferry (543) for the fifth in Cavaliers history. … Over his last 10 games, James is shooting .607 from the field and averaging 27.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 35.0 minutes.

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