Game Thread: Hawks at Wizards Game 1

Dwight Howard gets fives from teammates taking the floor to play the Bucks in a NBA basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

GAME 1: HAWKS AT WIZARDS

April 16, 2017, 1 p.m., Verizon Center

Starters

Hawks

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Probable – Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Dennis Schroder (left foot)

Inactives: Ryan Kelly, DeAndre Bembry

Wizards

John Wall

Bradley Beal

Otto Porter

Markieff Morris

Marcin Gortat

Injury report: Out – Ian Mahinmi (strained left calf)

Inactives: Ian Mahinmi, Chris McCullough

 Officials: Derrick Stafford, Derrick Collins, Zach Zarba

From the Hawks

Dwight Howard averaged 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game this season, becoming one of six players in NBA history to average a point/rebound double-double in each of his first 13 seasons. The others are Wilt Chamberlain (14 years), Tim Duncan, Moses Malone (14), Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Russell. … The Hawks have won three consecutive Game 1’s in first-round series: at Pacers in 2014, versus Nets in 2015 and versus Boston in 2016.

From the Wizards

John Wall became the first player in NBA history to average at least 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. … The Wizards went 43-21 (.672) over the last 64 games, including a 33-15 (.688) record in the last 48 contests. The 43 wins since Dec. 5 were third-most in the NBA (Warriors 50, Spurs 45).

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