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Wizards-Hawks Game Thread


WIZARDS VS. HAWKS

March 21, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (41-29, 23-12 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery)

Inactives: Splitter, Lamar Patterson (D-League), Edy Tavares (D-League)

Wizards (34-35, 15-18 road)

John Wall

Bradley Beal

Otto Porter

Markieff Morris

Marcin Gortat

Injury report: Questionable – Alan Anderson (left ankle), Bradley Beal (pelvic sprain), Marcin Gortat (sore lower back)

Inactives: Jarrell Eddie, Anderson

Officials: Bill Spooner, David Jones, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 109-97 home win over the Rockets Saturday, their fifth straight win. … The Hawks have also won six straight at home. … The teams meet again in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. … Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 20.5 points in 25 minutes over the past two games – both 20-point efforts – without a turnover. The last Hawks player to have back-to-back 20-point games without a turnover was Joe Johnson in Dec. 2010. … A victory would tie coach Mike Budenholzer for sixth on the Hawks’ all-time wins list with Cotton Fitzsimmons (140).

From the Wizards

The Wizards are coming off a 99-89 home win over the Knicks Saturday, their fourth straight victory. ... During four-game win streak, the Wizards are averaging 109.8 points per game. … All five projected Wizards starters average double-figure scoring. … Wall is averaging 20.6 points, 10.5 assists and 6.2 rebounds over the past 21 games. … The Wizards lost to the Hawks in November after committing a season-high 25 turnovers.

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