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Game Thread: Timberwolves at Hawks


Dec. 21, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (14-14)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Questionable – Dwight Howard (back tightness)

Inactives: Splitter, TBA

Timberwolves (8-19)

Ricky Rubio

Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins

Gorgui Dieng

Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury report: Out - Nikola Pekovic (right ankle)

Inactives: Pekovic, TBA

Officials: Scott Foster, Ron Garretson, Leon Wood

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 110-108 win at the Thunder Monday. … With 15 defensive rebounds, Dwight Howard (8,271) would move from 17th to 14th place on the all-time NBA/ABA list, passing Jack Sikma (8,274), Charles Oakley (8,281) and Charles Barkley (8,286). … Dennis Schroder (31 points) and Paul Millsap (30 points) became the first two Hawks to score at least 30 points and shoot at least .600 from the field in the same game since Joe Johnson and Al Harrington accomplished the feat against the Knicks on Dec. 16, 2005.

From the Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are coming off a 115-108 home win over the Suns on Monday. … They have three starters that average more than 20 points per game in Karl-Anthony Towns (22.3), Andrew Wiggins (22.0) and Zach LaVine (20.8). … They have lost nine games this year in which they built leads of 10-plus points. … Towns has a double-double in eight straight games. … Wiggins is averaging 40.5 minutes per game in the last four contests.

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