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Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap reacts after his attempt is blocked during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap reacts after his attempt is blocked during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

HAWKS VS. BULLS

March 28, 2016, 8 p.m., United Center

Probable Starters

Hawks (44-30, 20-17 road)

Jeff Teague

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Paul Millsap

Al Horford

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hip surgery); Questionable – Thabo Sefolosha

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

Bulls (36-36, 24-13 home)

Derrick Rose

Jimmy Butler

Mike Dunleavy

Taj Gibson

Pau Gasol

Injury report: Out – Joakim Noah (left shoulder), Cameron Bairstow (back), E’Twaun Moore (left hamstring); Probable – Gasol (right knee swelling)

Inactives: Noah, Bairstow

Officials: Ed Malloy, David Jones, JT Orr

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 112-95 win at the Pistons Saturday, their third straight win and eighth in the past nine games. … In the win over the Pistons, the Hawks had 34 assists and five turnovers. Since 1963-64, only five road times in NBA history have had at least 30 assists and five or fewer turnovers. … The Hawks have won all three games against the Bulls this season by an average of 17.7 points. … Millsap is expected to play after receiving 10 stitches above his left eye Saturday.

From the Bulls

The Bulls are coming off a 111-89 loss at the Magic Saturday, their third straight loss. … The Bulls have slipped out of playoff position and are currently ninth in the Eastern Conference, two games behind the Pistons. … The Bulls have the highest total and average attendance in the East. … Gasol needs three double-doubles for 500 in his career. … The Bulls have lost 177 games to injury or illness this season.

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