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Game Thread: Knicks at Hawks


Dec. 28, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (15-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Questionable - Tim Hardaway Jr. (right groin injury)

Inactives: Splitter, TBA

Knicks (16-14)

Derrick Rose

Courtney Lee

Carmelo Anthony

Kristaps Porzingis

Joakim Noah

Injury report: Out – Maurice Ndour (sprained right ankle)

Inactives: Ndour, TBA

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Aaron Smith, James Williams

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 104-90 road loss at the Timberwolves Monday. … Dwight Howard was 9 of 9 from the field in the game, the first Hawks player to shoot a perfect field goal percentage on at least nine shots since Dikembe Mutumbo (11 of 11 versus Minnesota on Dec.14, 1999). … Dennis Schroder has made 17 straight free throws.

From the Knicks

The Knicks are coming off a 119-114 home loss at the Celtics on Christmas Day. … In the game, Carmelo Anthony passed Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor into 28th place on the NBA career scoring list with 23,156 points. They have won three straight over the Hawks, including a meeting earlier this season in New York.

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