Game Thread: Wizards at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) smiles as he jokes with teammates o the bench in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) smiles as he jokes with teammates on the bench in the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Pistons in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

WIZARDS AT HAWKS

Oct. 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (0-0)

Dennis Schroder

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Mike Scott (left knee soreness)

Inactives: Splitter, Scott

Wizards (0-0)

John Wall

Bradley Beal

Otto Porter Jr.

Markieff Morris

Marcin Gortat

Injury report: Out – Ian Mahinmi (left knee surgery)

Inactives: Mahinmi, Danuel House

Officials: Monty McCutchen, Bennie Adams, Aaron Smith

From the Hawks

Since moving to Atlanta prior to the 1968-69 season, the Hawks are 20-28 in the regular-season openers. … Thabo Sefolosha ranked first in the NBA in 3-point percentage during the preseason. …Dwight Howard needs four blocked shots to tie former Hawk Elton Brand for (1,828) for 24th in NBA/ABA history.

From the Wizards

The Wizards are 22-33 in regular-season openers, including an 11-25 mark on the road. … John Wall averaged career-highs in points (19.9), assists (10.2), rebounds (4.9), and steals (1.9) last season. … Marcin Gortat and Wall combined for 90 double-doubles last season, the most between teammates in the NBA.

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