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Hawks-Mavericks Game Thread


Dec. 9, 2015, 9:30 p.m., American Airlines Center


Hawks (13-9, 5-5 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Probable - Tiago Splitter (right hip), Kyle Korver (ankle rehabilitation), Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehabilitation)

Inactives: Tim Hardaway Jr., Edy Tavares

Mavericks (13-9, 5-3 home)

Deron Williams

Raymond Felton

Wesley Matthews

Dirk Nowitzki

Zaza Pachulia

Injury report: Questionable – Devin Harris (rib), J.J. Berea (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Justin Anderson, Salah Mejri

Officials: Mike Callahan, Derrick Collins, Tre Maddox

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 100-87 home win over the Lakers Friday. ... The Hawks have won three straight over the Mavericks. … Mike Budenholzer needs one win to pass Harry Gallatin for ninth on the Hawks' franchise all-time wins list (currently tied at 111). … Budenholzer said Sefolosha will remain in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future. … Mike Muscala was originally selected by the Mavericks in the second round in 2013 before he rights were traded to the Hawks on draft night. … Dennis Schroder played with Nowitzki on the German national team this summer.

From the Mavericks

The Mavericks are coming off a 104-97 win at the Knicks Monday, their third straight win. … Nowitzki ranks seventh all-time in NBA career scoring with 28,494 points. He needs 103 points to pass Shaquille O’Neal (28,596) for sixth place on the scoring list. … Harris said he will be in uniform tonight after being out with a rib injury. … Wesley Matthews tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers in a win over the Wizards last week. … Rick Carlisle became the Mavericks all-time winningest coach last month. He has 351 wins with the Mavericks.

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