Game Thread: Join the conversation for Suns at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) brings the ball up court during the second half in an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Hawks won 91-84. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) brings the ball up court during the second half in an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The Hawks won 91-84. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SUNS VS. HAWKS

April 5, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable Starters

Hawks (45-32, 24-14 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)

Suns (20-57, 7-31 road)

Ronnie Price

Devin Booker

P.J. Tucker

Alex Len

Tyson Chandler

Injury report: Out – Brandon Knight (sports hernia), Eric Bledsoe (torn meniscus left knee), T.J. Warren (right foot fracture); Questionable – Jon Leuer (right ankle sprain)

Inactives: Bledsoe, Warren

Officials: John Goble, Courtney Kirkland, Marat Kogut

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 110-108 overtime loss to the Cavaliers on Saturday, their second straight defeat. … The Suns are the Hawks final Western Conference opponent of the season. … The Suns defeated the Hawks in January on Archie Goodwin’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer. … The Hawk have won six straight games against the West, including the past three at home. … Teague is averaging 24.0 points on .481 over the past three games. … Millsap is averaging 3.4 blocks in the past five games.

From the Suns

The Suns are coming off a 101-86 home loss to the Jazz on Sunday, their sixth straight loss. … Booker has averaged 17.1 points and 3.5 assists in 46 starts this season. … Earl Watson was hired as coach on Feb. 1 to replace Jeff Hornacek. … Since March 14, the Suns have a defensive rating of 104.6, 12th in the NBA. Prior to the date, the Suns ranked 29th with a rating of 108.0. … The Suns have used 23 different players this season, tying a franchise-high done last year and in 1996-97.

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