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Hawks-Pistons Game Thread


March 16, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Palace at Auburn Hills

Probable Starters

Hawks (38-29, 17-17 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)

Pistons (34-33, 19-11 home)

Reggie Jackson

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Tobias Harris

Marcus Morris

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Doubtful - Jodie Meeks; Probable -  Spencer Dinwiddie (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Meeks

Officials: Ron Garretson, Lauren Holtkamp, Josh Tiven

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 104-75 home win over the Pacers Sunday, their second straight win and seventh in the past nine games. … The teams have split their two games this season, both in Atlanta. ... A win would move the Hawks to a season-best 10 games over .500. … Teague is averaging 20.5 points in two games against the Pistons this season. … Horford is 7 of 13 from 3-point range over the past four games. … Thabo Sefolosha is averaging 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in the past two games.

From the Pistons

The Pistons are coming off a 124-81 loss at the Wizards Monday. The Pistons are starting an NBA season-high nine-game home stand, which includes two games with the Hawks. They still have 11 home games remaining. ... The Pistons are 30-12 when outrebounding their opponent and 4-21 when their opponent equals or outrebounds them. … Drummond leads the NBA in double-doubles with 55. … Harris is averaging 16.9 points in 13 games since joining the Pistons.

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