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Raptors-Hawks Game Thread


Dec. 2, 2015, 8 p.m., Philips Arean


Hawks (12-8, 7-3 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out - Tiago Splitter (right hip); Probable - Kyle Korver (ankle rehabilitation), Thabo Sefolosha (ankle rehabilitation), Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain), Jeff Teague (left ankle sprain)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Raptors (11-7, 7-5 road)

Kyle Lowry

DeMar DeRozan

DeMarre Carroll

Luis Scola

Bismack Biyombo

Injury report: Out - Jonas Valanciunas (broken left hand)

Inactives: Jonas Valanciunas, James Johnson

Officials: Tony Brothers, Nick Buchert, Leon Wood

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 106-100 home win over the Thunder Monday. ... Tiago Splitter will miss his sixth straight game with a sore right hip. … Jeff Teague needs one point/assist double-double to pass Lenny Wilkens (currently tied for third with 43) on the Hawks’ all-time list. He also needs 14 assists to tie Dominique Wilkins (2321) for seventh in Hawks history.

From the Raptors

The Raptors are coming off a 107-102 home loss to the Suns Sunday, which snapped a four-game win streak. … Kyle Lowry leads the NBA averaging 2.61 steals through 18 games. … The Raptors are the only Eastern Conference team with two players averaging 20.0 points. DeMar DeRozan is averaging a team-best 21.2 points and Lowry is averaging 20.7 points. … The Raptors are tied for second in the NBA holding opponents to less than 100 points 12 times.

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