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Game Thread: Magic at Hawks


Feb. 4, 2017, 7 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (29-21)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain); Probable - Mike Dunleavy (right knee)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Thabo Sefolosha

Magic (20-32)

Elfrid Payton

Evan Fournier

Aaron Gordon

Serge Ibaka

Nikola Vucevic

Injury report: Out - Jodie Meeks (right thumb repair), C.J. Wilcox (left Achilles tendinitis)

Inactives: Jodie Meeks, C.J. Wilcox

Officials: David Guthrie, Brett Nansel, Josh Tiven

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 113-108 come-from-behind road win over the Rockets Thursday. ... They have eight victories this season in which they have trailed by double-digits at any point, including two with 20-point deficits. … They have lost two straight game at home to the Magic, including a game in December this season.

From the Magic

The Rockets are coming off a 102-94 home win over the Raptors Friday night. … Their projected starting lineup is 5-6 this season. … Evan Fournier has led (or tied) the team in scoring 16 times and in assists seven times. … Serge Ibaka ranks 12th in the NBA in blocked shots at 1.63 per game.

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