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Game Thread: Mavericks at Hawks


March 1, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (33-26)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Mike Dunleavy (right ankle soreness)

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy

Mavericks (24-35)

Yogi Ferrell

Seth Curry

Dorian Finney-Smith

Harrison Barnes

Dirk Nowitzki

Injury report: Out – J.J. Barea (left calf strain), Wesley Matthews (hip injury)

Inactives: J.J. Barea, Wesley Matthews

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Mark Lindsay, Justin Van Duyne

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 114-98 road win over the Celtics on Monday, snapping a three-game losing streak. … They have won six straight games over the Mavericks and can sweep the season series for a third straight year. … Dennis Schroder is averaging 18.9 points, 6.4 assists 3.8 rebounds with a .456 field goal percentage over the last eight game. He has scored in double figures in each, including five 20-point games.

From the Mavericks

The Mavericks are coming off a 96-89 home over the Heat on Monday, their second straight win. … Dirk Nowitzki needs 59 points to become the sixth NBA to reach 30,000 career points. … They average an NBA-low 11.8 turnovers per game. … Nerlens Noel made his Mavs debut after a trade from the 76ers on Feb. 25 and recorded nine points, a team-high 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes off the bench.

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