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Hawks-Clippers Game Thread


March 5, 2016, 10:30 p.m., Staples Center


Hawks (34-28, 15-16 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery)

Inactives: Splitter, Lamar Patterson (D-League)

Clippers (40-20, 21-10 home)

Chris Paul

J.J. Redick

Paul Pierce

Jeff Green

DeAndre Jordan

Injury report: Out – Blake Griffin (partially torn left quad/right hand fracture), Luc Mbah a Moute (left eye lid laceration)

Inactives: Griffin, TBA

Officials: Mike Callahan, Courtney Kirkland, Derek Richardson

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 106-77 road win at the Lakers Friday night. … The Hawks are 1-1 on their current five-game road trip. … Kris Humphries had 14 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes in his Hawks debut Friday. … The Hawks are second in the NBA in defensive efficiency at 99.4, trailing only the Spurs (95.4). … The Hawks have held their last four opponents to a field goal percentage under 40 percent

From the Clippers

The Clippers are coming off a 103-98 home win over the Thunder on Wednesday, their third straight win. ... Paul ranks fourth in the NBA in assists (9.6) and third in steals (2.11). He has a streak of five straight point/assist double-doubles. … Since Jan. 31, Jamal Crawford has averaged 19.5 points per game. … The Clippers are 23-7 without Griffin. They are scoring more points (107.7-102.1) and allowing fewer po0ints (99.8-100.6). … Redick is currently second in the NBA in 3-point percentage at .479.

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