Game Thread: Hawks at Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) during a recent game. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

HAWKS AT PELICANS

Jan. 5, 2017, 8 p.m., Smoothie King Center

Starters

Hawks (19-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Taurean Prince (D-League) Mike Scott (D-League)

Pelicans (14-22)

Jrue Holiday

Buddy Hield

Solomon Hill

Dante Cunningham

Anthony Davis

Injury report: Out – Quincy Pondexter (left knee)

Inactives: Pondexter, Donatas Motiejunas

Officials: Marc Davis, Matt Boland, Brett Nansel

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 111-92 road victory over the Magic Wednesday, their fourth straight win. … They have already lost to the Pelicans by a lopsided margin, 112-94, in November. … The Hawks are averaging 43.9 rebounds, including six 50-rebound games. They had nine all last season.

From the Pelicans

The Pelicans are coming off a 90-82 road loss at the Cavaliers, which snapped a four-game win streak. … Anthony Davis has an NBA-best nine 30-point, 15-rebound games. … He has 17 30-point and four 40-point games this season. … They signed seven-footer Donatas Motiejunas this week.

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