Game Thread: Celtics at Hawks

Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

CELTICS AT HAWKS

April 6, 2017, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (39-38)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Thabo Sefolosha (right groin strain); Probable – Malcolm Delaney (back spasms), Paul Millsap (left knee synovitis), Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Tim Hardaway Jr. (right knee contusion)

Inactives: Thabo Sefolosha, Kris Humphries

Celtics (50-28)

Isaiah Thomas

Avery Bradley

Jae Crowder

Amir Johnson

Al Horford

Injury report: None

Inactives: Demetrius Jackson, Tyler Zeller

 Officials: James Capers, Matt Boland, Kane Fitzgerald

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 91-82 road loss to the Nets on Sunday, their second straight loss. … They have lost nine of the past 11 games. … The Hawks and Celtics and split the season series, 1-1. A win would give the Hawks the season series for the third straight year. … Dwight Howard’s streak of consecutive double-digit rebound games is at 19. … Dennis Schroder is averaging 23.0 points and 7.2 assists in the past six games. …

From the Celtics

The Celtics are coming off a 114-91 home loss to the Cavaliers Wednesday to snap a two-game win streak. … It was their third 20-point loss of the season. … Isaiah Thomas remains the NBA’s leader in fourth-quarter scoring at 9.9 points per game and a total of 659. … Former long-time Hawks player Al Horford was named the winner of the Red Auerbach Award on Wednesday as the player or coach who best exemplifies the spirit of what it means to be a Celtic on and off the court.

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