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Game Thread: Nets at Hawks


March 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (34-29)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy, Ryan Kelly

Nets (11-51)

Jeremy Lin

Randy Foye

Caris Levert

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

Brook Lopez

Injury report: Out - Joe Harris (concussion/sprained left shoulder)

 Inactives: Joe Harris

Officials: Scott Foster, Steve Anderson, Matt Boland

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 119-111 home loss to the Warriors on Monday, their third straight loss. … They have lost six of the past eight games. … Tim Hardaway Jr. currently ranks tied for seventh in the NBA in points off the bench at 12.2. … Dwight Howards needs two  rebounds to tie former Hawk Kevin Willis (11,901) for 24th in NBA/ABA history.

From the Nets

The Nets are coming off a 122-109 road win over the Grizzlies Monday, their second win in the past 20 games. ... In six games since returning from a 26-game absence, Jeremy Lin has averaged 12.7 points. … Brook Lopez became just the second player in franchise history to amass 10,000 points on March 1 (Buck Williams, 10,440).

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