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Game Thread: Pacers at Hawks


March 5, 2017, 1 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (34-27)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy, TBA

Pacers (31-30)

Jeff Teague

C.J. Miles

Paul George

Thaddeus Young

Myles Turner

Injury report: None

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Sean Corbin, Kane Fitzgerald, JT Orr

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 135-130 home loss to the Cavaliers on Friday. … Coach Mike Budenholzer will serve a one-game suspension for bumping an official in the loss. … Ersan Ilyasova has a field goal percentage of .909 (10 of 11), a 3-point percentage of 1.000 (4 of 4) and a free-throw percentage of 1.000 (4 of 4) while averaging 14.0 points the past two games. … Tim Hardaway Jr.’s consecutive double-figure scoring streak is at 16. … Dwight Howard has four straight double-doubles.

From the Pacers

The Pacers are coming off a 100-99 road loss to the Spurs Wednesday.  They are playing the fourth of a five-game road trip. … Jeff Teague has led the Pacers in assists in 51 games and ranks sixth in the league with a career-high 8.1 assists per game. … Paul George recently passed former Hawks GM Billy Knight (7,440 points) into eighth place on the Pacers’ NBA scoring list.

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