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Hawks-Rockets Game Thread


Dec. 29, 2015, 8 p.m., Toyota Center

Probable Starters

Hawks (20-13, 8-7 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right calf strain); Probable – Kyle Korver (right ankle rehabilitation), Thabo Sefolosha (right ankle rehabilitation)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Tim Hardaway Jr. (D-League assignment)

Rockets (16-16, 10-7 home)

Patrick Beverley

James Harden

Trevor Ariza

Clint Capella

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out - Sam Dekker (lower back pain)

Inactives: Sam Dekker, TBA

Officials: John Goble, Mark Lindsay, Justin Van Duyne

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 93-87 road loss to the Pacers Monday. The loss snapped their six-game win streak. ... The Hawks committed a season-high 22 turnovers against the Pacers. … The Hawks have won three straight games against the Rockets. …The Hawks will be off for four days following the game until the play at the Knicks on Jan. 3.

From the Rockets

The Rockets are coming off a 110-108 road loss to the Pelicans Saturday. … According to the Houston Chronicle, sixth man Terrence Jones will likely miss the game due to illness. … The Rockets are 12-9 since J.B. Bickerstaff took over as interim head coach on Nov. 18. … Harden is averaging 28.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists.

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About the Author

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