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Game Thread: Join the conversation for Raptors at Hawks


April 7, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (46-32, 25-14 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Probable - Kent Bazemore (right knee stiffness)

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

Raptors (52-25, 22-16 road)

Kyle Lowry

DeMar DeRozan

Norman Powell

Luis Scola

Jonas Valanciunas

Injury report: Out – DeMarre Carroll (right knee surgery)

Inactives: Carroll, TBA

Officials: Marc Davis, Derrick Collins, Kevin Cutler

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 103-90 home win over the Suns on Tuesday, snapping a two-game win streak. ... The Hawks have lost four straight overall to the Raptors. … Teague is averaging 23.0 points on .472 shooting (34 of72) and made all 18 free throws in the past four games. … Millsap has had at least three blocks in five of the past six games. … The Hawks rank second in the NBA 25.6 assists per game. … Thabo Sefolosha needs three assists for 1,000 in his career. ... Kyle Korver needs four rebounds for 3,000 in his career.

From the Raptors

The Raptors are coming off a 96-90 home win over the Hornets on Tuesday, their fourth straight win. ... The Raptors have won all three games against the Hawks this season and are going for their first season sweep since 2001-02. … The Raptors have won seven of the last eight with the Hawks. … The Raptors can tie franchise record for road wins. … DeRozan is 37 points away from tying Vince Carter (9,420) for second on the franchise’s all-time scoring list. He has 9,383 points with the Raptors. Chris Bosh (10,275) is the leader. Lowry has a career-high 153 steals.

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