Hawks-Jazz Game Thread

Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira (92) defends against Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira (92) defends against Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

HAWKS VS. JAZZ

March 8, 2016, 9 p.m., Vivint Smart Home Arena

Starters

Hawks (35-28, 16-16 road)

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)

Jazz (29-33, 19-12 home)

Shelvin Mack

Rodney Hood

Gordon Hayward

Derrick Favors

Rudy Gobert

Injury report: Out – Alec Burks (fractured left fibula), Dante Exum (left ACL rehabilitation)

Inactives: Burks, Exum, Tibor Pleiss (D-League)

Officials: Tony Brothers, Brian Forte, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 107-97 road win at the Clippers Saturday, their second straight win and fourth in five games … Horford and Bazemore have each made 19 consecutive free throws. … Horford needs one point for 8,000 in his career. … Teague will play in his 500th game. … In the past three games, the Hawks are averaging 52.7 points and allowing 40.3 points in the second half.

From the Jazz

The Jazz are coming off 106-94 win at the Pelicans Saturday. The victory snapped a five-game losing streak. …. Favors and Gobert have combined for 75 blocks since Favors returned to starting lineup on Jan. 29. … Mack is averaging 11.3 points, 3.8 assists and 2.6 assists in eight games since trade from Hawks to Jazz. … Leading scorer Hayward has scored 15-plus points in 51 games, 20-plus in 34 games and 30-plus in three games.

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