Game Thread: Hawks at Timberwolves

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) goes to the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) goes to the basket as Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

HAWKS AT TIMBERWOLVES

Dec. 26, 2016, 8 p.m., Target Center

Starters

Hawks (15-15)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain); Probable – Dwight Howard (back tightness), Tim Hardaway Jr. (right groin injury)

Inactives: Splitter, Hardaway Jr.

Timberwolves (9-21)

Ricky Rubio

Zach LaVine

Andrew Wiggins

Gorgui Deng

Karl-Anthony Towns

Injury report: Out – Nikola Pekovic (right ankle)

Inactives: Pekovic, John Lucas III

Officials: Zach Zarba, Brent Barnaky, Dedric Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 109-108 road win at the Nuggets Friday, overcoming an eight-point deficit in the final two minutes. … They have won four straight on the road. … Dwight Howard, Kyle Korver and Tim Hardaway Jr. will all return after missing games. … Paul Millsap is averaging 20.8 points over the past nine contests. … Howard can move from 17th to 14th on the all-time NBA/ABA rebound list with 15 rebounds.

From the Timberwolves

The Timberwolves are coming off a 112-100 loss at the Thunder on Christmas Day, their second straight defeat. … They have won three of the past four meetings against the Hawks in Minnesota. … They are just 6-13 when scoring 100 or more points. … They have committed more turnovers than the opposition in nine of the past 10 games.

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