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Game Thread: Trail Blazers at Hawks


March 18, 2017, 6 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (37-31)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Mike Dunleavy (right ankle synovitis), Paul Millsap (left knee tightness)

Inactives: Mike Dunleavy, DeAndre Bembry (D-League)

Trail Blazers (30-37)

Damian Lillard

C.J. McCollum

Maurice Harkless

Noah Vonleh

Jusuf Nurkic

Injury report: Out - Ed Davis (left shoulder), Festus Ezeli (left knee); Probable - Evan Turner (right hand)

Inactives: TBA

 Officials: Marc Davis, Leroy Richardson, Aaron Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 103-91 home loss to the Grizzlies Thursday, their second straight loss. … They have won five straight games against the Trail Blazers. … Dwight Howard needs two rebounds for 800 this season. … Dennis Schroder has scored in double figures in 17 straight games. ... Kent Bazemore is averaging 15.3 points on .625 shooting (15 of 24) in the past three games.

From the Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are coming off a 110-106 road win over the Spurs on Wednesday. ... Damian Lillard has been held below 20 points in five of the eight games he has played against the Hawks. His 16.9 point career average against the Hawks is tied for the lowest scoring average against an opponent (Clippers). … They rank 10th in the NBA in 3-point shooting at 37 percent.

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