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Hawks-Heat Game Thread


HAWKS VS. HEAT

7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlinesArena

Starters

Hawks (3-1)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out - Thabo Sefolosha (right ankle rehabilitation); Probable - Jeff Teague (sore finger), Kyle Korver (right ankle rehabilitation); Questionable – Mike Muscala (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Edy Tavares, Sefolosha

Heat (2-1)

Goran Dragic

Dwyane Wade

Luol Deng

Chris Bosh

Hassan Whiteside

Injury report: None

Inactives: Amare Stoudemire, Gerald Green

Officials: Scott Foster, Pat Fraher, Leroy Richardson

From the Hawks

The Hawks have won six consecutive games against the Heat, including all four games last season. … The Hawks rank fifth in the NBA in steals at 9.5 per game. … Thabo Sefolosha is tied for third in the league in steals at 2.67 per game. He has done so despite averaging 19.0 minutes per game, 15 minutes more than the Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (3.0, 34.3) and the Bulls’ Jimmy Butler (2.75, 36.5). … Al Horford needs two blocks to tie Dominique Wilkins (588) for sixth on Hawks all-time list.

From the Heat

Chris Andersen has not played in the Heat’s first three games. He will be active tonight after being inactive the past two games. … The Heat start the season with three of their first four games at home. … The Heat roster has a total of 29 All-Star appearances with Dwyane Wade (11), Chris Bost (10), Amare Stoudemire (6) and Luol Deng (2). They are tied with the Spurs for most in the NBA. … With a sellout tonight, the Heat will have sold out 200 straight regular-season games.

TV; Radio: NBA-TV, FSSE; 92.9 FM

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About the Author

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