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Trail Blazers-Hawks Game Thread


Dec. 21, 2015, 8 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (17-12, 9-6 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

Trail Blazers (11-18, 5-12 road)

Tim Frazier

Allen Crabbe

Al-Farouq Aminu

Noah Vonleh

Mason Plumlee

Injury report: Out – Damian Lillard (plantar fascia), CJ McCollum (bilateral ankle sprains)

Inactives: Lillard, McCollum

Officials: Bill Kennedy, Pat Fraher and Justin Van Duyne

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 103-100 win at the Magic Sunday, their third straight win. ... The Hawks have won two straight over the Trail Blazers. … Kent Bazemore has recorded at least one steal in six straight games, tying the longest streak of his career. … Kyle Korver needs three 3-pointers to Rashard Lewis (1,787) for ninth in NBA/ABA history. … The Hawks are averaging 113 points over the past three games, all regulation wins.

From the Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers are coming off a 116-109 road loss to the Heat Sunday… Lillard will miss his first game as a pro, a streak of 275 games. It was the third-longest active streak in the NBA, and the second-longest in Blazers franchise history behind Cliff Robinson (461) according to the team.

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