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Pistons-Hawks Game Thread


8 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (0-0)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: None

Inactives: Tim Hardaway Jr., Edy Tavares

Pistons (0-0)

Reggie Jackson

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Marcus Morris

Ersan Ilyasova

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Out – Brandon Jennings (left Achilles)

Inactives: Anthony Tolliver, Jennings

Officials: Zach Zarba, Eli Roe, Michael Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks made Tim Hardaway Jr. and Edy Tavares as inactive for the season opener. “Each night we have to make decisions and go with a group,” coach Mike Budenholzer said when asked about Hardaway. “The active, inactive will probably change night to night as it does with every team.” … Budenholzer said that the minutes for Kyle Korver and Thabo Sefolosha will be a progression this season. “What we are thinking is progressing them into the season,” he said. Korver said he would play “as many minutes as Bud will let me.” … The Hawks re-did the retired number banners of Bob Pettit, Lou Hudson and Dominque Wilkins to reflect the era in which they played. .,. Hawks principal owner Tony Ressler attended Tuesday’s season-opener.

From the Pistons

Former Hawks player Anthony Tolliver was inactive after he returned to Detroit to be with his wife for the birth of their second child. ... Caldwell-Pope, from Georgia, started all 82 games for the Pistons last season and averaged career-highs in points (12.7), rebounds (3.1) and assists (1.3). Budenholzer and several players said containing Pistons center Andre Drummond will be an emphasis of the defensive game plan.

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