Game Thread: Nuggets at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) drives against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) in the first half of n NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) drives against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) in the first half of n NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NUGGETS AT HAWKS

Feb. 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (30-22)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

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

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Thabo Sefolosha

Nuggets (23-28)

Jameer Nelson

Gary Harris

Wilson Chandler

Kenneth Faried

Nikola Jokic

Injury report: Out – Danilo Gallinari (left groin strain), Emmanuel Mudiay (low back pain)

 Inactives: Danilo Gallinari, Emmanuel Mudiay

Officials: Ed Malloy, Mark Ayotte, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 120-95 home loss to the Jazz on Monday. … Dwight Howard has a .833 field goal percentage (20 of 24) over the last three games with two double-doubles. … Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 22.7 points with a .585 field goal percentage and a .471 3-point percentage over the past three games. … Without Howard, Hardaway and Kyle Korver, the Hawks beat the Nuggets in December by scoring the last nine points of the game, all from the free-throw line.

From the Nuggets

The Nuggets are coming off a 110-87 home win over the Mavericks on Monday. … They have lost seven of their last eight games at Atlanta, and are 3-22 on the road against the Hawks since the 1989-90 season (lost 14 straight from 1989-2004). … They have scored 120-plus points in seven of their last 14 games. … They have a 115.9 points per game average, second in the NBA.

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