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Pistons-Hawks Game Thread


Dec. 23, 2015, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (18-12, 10-6 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Probable – Kyle Korver (ankle rehabilitation), Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehabilitation)

Inactives: Tim Hardaway Jr., Edy Tavares

Pistons (17-12, 7-8 road)

Reggie Jackson

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Marcus Morris

Ersan Illysova

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Out – Jodie Meeks (right foot fracture)

Inactives: Jodie Meeks, Spencer Dinwiddie

Officials: Sean Corbin, Brent Barnaky, Bill Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 106-97 home win over the Trail Blazers Monday, their fourth straight win. .... Kyle Korver needs one 3-pointer to tie Rashard Lewis (1,787) for ninth in NBA/ABA history. … Bazemore ranks sixth in the NBA in steal/turnover ratio at 1.06. He has a steal in seven straight games. … The Hawks have lost two straight games to the Pistons.

From the Pistons

The Pistons are playing the second of back-to-back road games after a 93-92 win at the Heat Tuesday. … Jackson is the Eastern Conference Player of the Week. The guard averaged 29.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists. He scored 30 or more points in two of the three games and had 23 points in the third. … The Pistons defeated the Hawks in the first game of the season as Drummond had 18 points and 19 rebounds.

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