Hornets-Hawks Game Thread

102715 ATLANTA: -- Hawks Paul Millsap (left) and Al Horford walk off the court falling 106-94 to the Pistons in their first regular season basketball game "home opener" on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

Hawks’ Paul Millsap (left) and Al Horford walk off the court after a game earlier this season. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com

HORNETS VS. HAWKS

Feb. 28, 2016, 3:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (32-27, 18-12 home)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery)

Inactives: Splitter, Lamar Patterson (D-League), Edy Tavares (D-League)

Hornets (30-27, 11-18 road)

Kemba Walker

Courtney Lee

Nicolas Batum

Marvin Williams

Cody Zeller

Injury report: Out – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (right shoulder surgery), Spencer Hawes (sore lower back)

Inactives: Kidd-Gilchrist, Hawes

Officials: Derrick Stafford, Tony Brown, Ben Taylor

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 103-88 home win over the Bulls Friday, their second win in the past seven games. … The Hawks won two of the three matchups between the Southeast Division teams this season. … Horford has made at least one 3-pointer in eight straight games, tying the longest streak of his career. … Millsap is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

From the Hornets

The Hornets are coming off a 96-95 road win at the Pacers Friday, their sixth win in the past seven games. … Walker ranks first in the Eastern Conference in scoring Dec. 25 with 23.8 points per game. … Williams, a former Hawk, is averaging 15.5 points, 2.6 3-pointers, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in his last 11 games. … Batum is one of six NBA players averaging at least 14 points, six boards and five assists this season.

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