Game Thread: Hornets at Hawks

101415 ATLANTA: Hawks Tim Hardaway, Jr., takes it to the basket for two past Spurs defender Youssou Ndoye during the second half in their preseason basketball game on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton /

Tim Hardaway, Jr. will get another start at shooting guard for the Hawks. Curtis Compton /


Dec. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (13-13)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Questionable – Malcolm Delaney (right ankle)

Inactives: Splitter, DeAndre Bembry

Hornets (14-13)

Kemba Walker

Nicolas Batum

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Marvin Williams

Cody Zeller

Injury report: Questionable – Jeremy Lamb (rib cage strain)

Inactives: Aaron Harrison, Christian Wood

Officials: Zach Zarba Kevin Cutler, Michael Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 125-121 victory at the Raptors Friday. … Over the past four games the Hawks are averaging 115.5 points per game. … The Hawks have scored more than 120 points the past two games. The last time they scored more than the total three straight games was Dec. 28, 1990-Jan. 2, 1991.

From the Hornets

The Raptors are coming off a 96-88 loss at the Celtics Friday, their fourth straight loss. … Walkers is expected to rejoin the team after missing the game against the Celtics for personal reasons. … Walker has made the second most 3-pointers in the Eastern Conference with 68.

TV; Radio: Fox Sports Southeast; 92.9 FM


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