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Game Thread: Thunder at Hawks


THUNDER AT HAWKS

Dec. 5, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (10-11)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Questionable – Paul Millsap (left hip)

Inactives: Splitter, DeAndre Bembry

Thunder (13-8)

Russell Westbrook

Victor Oladipo

Andre Roberson

Domantas Sabonis

Steven Adams

Injury report: Out – Cameron Payne (right foot fracture); Questionable - Steven Adams (left ankle sprain)

Inactives: Payne, TBA

Officials: John Goble, Brent Barnaky, Tyler Ford

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 128-84 road loss to the Raptors Saturday, their sixth straight loss and ninth in 10 games. ... Millsap could miss his fourth straight game. … Dwight Howard is tied for fourth in the NBA with 14 double-doubles. … Dennis Schroder is averaging 21.8 points and 8.0 assists over the last four games. … The Hawks are ranked 23rd in the NBA with 100.2 points per game and 27th with an offensive rating of 99.1.

From the Thunder

The Thunder are coming off a 101-92 home win over the Pelicans on Sunday, their fifth straight win. … Westbrook has five straight games with triple-double, the first NBA players to do so since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989. … He is averaging a triple-double with 31.0 points (2nd in NBA), 10.8 rebounds and 11.3 assists (2nd in NBA) and 1.33 steals in 35.5 minutes. The Thunder have used the same starting lineup in all 21 games this season.

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