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Game Thread: Pelicans at Hawks (exhibition)


Oct. 18, 2016, 6 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (3-2)

Dennis Schroder

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out –Jarrett Jack (right knee rehabilitation), Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: None

Pelicans (1-3)

Tim Frazier

Buddy Hield

Solomon Hill

Dante Cunningham

Omar Asik

Injury report: Out – Jrue Holiday (personal), Tyreke Evans (right knee), Quincy Pondexter (left knee), Anthony Davis (right ankle sprain), E’Twaun Moore (right heel contusion) and Robert Sacre (right foot)

Inactives: None

Officials: John Goble, Eric Dalen, Jason Goldenberg

From the Hawks

In two games against the Pelicans last season, Paul Millsap averaged a team-high 20.5 points on .520 shooting from the floor, 14.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals. ... Kyle Korver averaged 14.5 points on .733 shooting from the floor, including .625 from 3-point range, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists. ... Dennis Schroder averaged 13.5 points and 4.5assists...Kent Bazemore averaged 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

From the Pelicans

Buddy Hield, the No. 6 overall pick, is the 2016 Naismith Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and John R. Wooden Award winner at Oklahoma. … Through three games, 80 percent (116-of-145) of the Pelicans’ baskets came via an assist.

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