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Game Thread: Spurs at Hawks


Jan. 1, 2017, 6 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (17-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Splitter, Taurean Prince (D-League) Mike Scott (D-League)

Spurs (27-6)

Tony Parker

Danny Green

Kawhi Leonard

LaMarcus Aldridge

Pau Gasol

Injury report: Questionable – Kawhi Leonard (gastroenteritis)

Inactives: TBA

Officials: Pat Fraher, Tony Brown, Haywoode Workman

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 105-98 home win over the Pistons Friday, their second straight win. … They have lost 11 straight games to the Spurs with the last victory coming March 21, 2010, meaning Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has yet to beat his mentor. … They have had 19 games with at least 10 offensive rebounds. They had 26 such games all last season. … Dwight Howard has averaged a point/rebound double-double in each of his first 12 NBA seasons, one of nine players in league history to do so including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (12), Wilt Chamberlain (14), Tim Duncan (13), Elvin Hayes (12), Moses Malone (14), Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal (13) and Bill Russell (13).

From the Spurs

The Spurs are coming off a 110-94 home win over the Trail Blazers Friday, their fourth straight win and ninth in the past 10 games. ... Kawhi Leonard leads the team in scoring at 24.4 points per game. He has led the Spurs 24 of the first 30 games with at least 20 points in each and at least 30 points in eight. … They lead the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage at .410.

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