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Game Thread: Pistons at Hawks


Dec. 30, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (16-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Taurean Prince (D-League)

Pistons (15-19)

Reggie Jackson

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Tobias Harris

Jon Leuer

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Out – Reggie Bullock (left knee surgery), Michael Gbinjie (right forearm)

Inactives: Bullock, Gbinjie

Officials: Tony Brothers, Mark Lindsay, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-98 overtime victory over the Knicks Wednesday. … Dwight Howard has 20 double-doubles. … Dennis Schroder has scored 20 or more points in four of the past five games. … The Pistons defeated the Hawks by 36 points at Philips Arena earlier this month in a game Howard had just two points and six rebounds in 25 minutes and Paul Millsap was injured.

From the Pistons

The Pistons are coming off a 119-94 home loss to the Bucks, the sixth loss in the past seven games. ... Andre Drummond is shooting 44.2 percent from the free-throw line after going 3 for 13 in the last two games. … They are tied for second in the league for fewest turnovers per game at 11.9. Only the Hornets at 11.8 average fewer turnovers.

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