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SUNS VS. HAWKS

April 5, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (45-32, 24-14 home)

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)

Suns (20-57, 7-31 road)

Ronnie Price

Devin Booker

P.J. Tucker

Alex Len

Tyson Chandler

Injury report: Out - Brandon Knight (sports hernia), Eric Bledsoe (torn meniscus left knee), T.J. Warren (right foot fracture); Questionable – Jon Leuer (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Bledsoe, Warren

Officials: John Goble, Courtney Kirkland, Marat Kogut

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 110-108 overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Saturday, their second straight defeat. … The Suns are the Hawks final Western Conference opponent of the season. … The Suns defeated the Hawks in January on Archie Goodwin’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer. … The Hawk have won six straight games against the West, including the past three at home. … Teague is averaging 24.0 points on .481 over the past three games. … Millsap is averaging 3.4 blocks in the past five games.

From the Suns

The Suns are coming off a 101-86 home loss to the Jazz on Sunday, their sixth straight loss. ... Booker has averaged 17.1 points and 3.5 assists in 46 starts this season. … Earl Watson was hired as coach on Feb. 1 to replace Jeff Hornacek. … Since March 14, the Suns have a defensive rating of 104.6, 12th in the NBA. Prior to the date, the Suns ranked 29th with a rating of 108.0. … The Suns have used 23 different players this season, tying a franchise-high done last year and in 1996-97.

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