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Hawks-Pelicans Game Thread


8 p.m., Smoothie King Center


Hawks (5-1)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Thabo Sefolosha (right ankle rehabilitation), Probable – Jeff Teague (right hand fourth finger sprain), Questionable – Mike Muscala (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Edy Tavares, Sefolosha

Pelicans (0-4)

Eric Gordon

Jrue Holdiday

Luke Babbitt

Dante Cunningham

Anthony Davis

Injury report: Out – Kendrick Perkins (right pectoral), Quincy Pondexter (left knee surgery), Norris Cole (left ankle sprain), Tyreke Evans (right knee surgery), Omer Asik (right calf strain)

Inactives: Perkins, Pondexter, Cole, Evans, Asik

Officials: Michael Smith, Derrick Collins, Scott Twardoski

From the Hawks

The Hawks lost their last game against the Pelicans – one on Feb. 2 that snapped their 19-game win streak last season. … Thabo Sefolosha was inactive for the third game this season and the team continues to limit him in back-to-back games. … Jeff Teague needs two assists to catch and pass Cliff Hagan (2,237) for eighth on the franchise’s all-time assist list.

From the Pelicans

Of the Pelicans’ four losses this season, two have come against the Warriors. … Anthony Davis averages a double-double of 20.8 points and 10.0 rebounds. … Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday, brother of the Hawks’ Justin, each average 16.0 point per game. … According to Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, the Pelicans play with more pace under Alvin Gentry.

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