Game Thread: Hawks at Rockets

The Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard squeezes the ball before the start of play against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

The Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard squeezes the ball before the start of play against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

HAWKS AT ROCKETS

Feb. 2, 2017, 8 p.m., Toyota Center

Probable starters

Hawks (28-21)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Questionable – Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, TBA

Rockets (36-16)

Patrick Beverley

James Harden

Trevor Ariza

Ryan Anderson

Clint Capela

Injury report: None

Inactives: Chinanu Onuaku (D-League) and Kyle Wiltjer (D-League)

Officials: John Goble, Derrick Collins, Gary Zielinski

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 116-93 road loss to the Heat Wednesday. … They have won six straight over the Rockets, including a game in Atlanta in November. … They are 6-5 since a seven-game win streak. … Dwight Howard will play his first game at the Rockets since signing with the Hawks as a free agent this summer.

From the Rockets

The Rockets are coming off a 105-83 home win over the Kings Sunday. … James Harden has 14 triple-doubles this season. … He is 54 points shy of 10,000 as a Rocket. … Reserve Eric Gordon is second in the NBA this season with 170 3-pointers, trailing only the Warriors’ Steph Curry.

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