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Hawks-Jazz Game Thread


HAWKS VS. JAZZ

March 8, 2016, 9 p.m., Vivint Smart Home Arena

Starters

Hawks (35-28, 16-16 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), Edy Tavares (D-League)

Jazz (29-33, 19-12 home)

Shelvin Mack

Rodney Hood

Gordon Hayward

Derrick Favors

Rudy Gobert

Injury report: Out – Alec Burks (fractured left fibula), Dante Exum (left ACL rehabilitation)

Inactives: Burks, Exum, Tibor Pleiss (D-League)

Officials: Tony Brothers, Brian Forte, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 107-97 road win at the Clippers Saturday, their second straight win and fourth in five games … Horford and Bazemore have each made 19 consecutive free throws. … Horford needs one point for 8,000 in his career. … Teague will play in his 500th game. … In the past three games, the Hawks are averaging 52.7 points and allowing 40.3 points in the second half.

From the Jazz

The Jazz are coming off 106-94 win at the Pelicans Saturday. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak. .... Favors and Gobert have combined for 75 blocks since Favors returned to starting lineup on Jan. 29. … Mack is averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 assists in eight games since trade from Hawks to Jazz. … Leading scorer Hayward has scored 15-plus points in 51 games, 20-plus in 34 games and 30-plus in three games.

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