Game Thread: Hawks at Raptors

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) and Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) and Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) battle for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

HAWKS AT RAPTORS

Dec. 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Air Canada Centre

Probable starters

Hawks (10-10)

Dennis Schroder

Kyle Korver

Kent Bazemore

Mike Muscala

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Paul Millsap (left hip)

Inactives: Splitter, Millsap

Raptors (13-6)

Kyle Lowry

DeMar DeRozan

DeMarre Carroll

Pascal Siakam

Jonas Valanciunas

Injury report: Out – Jared Sullinger (left foot surgery), Delon Wright (right shoulder surgery)

Inactives: Sullinger, Wright

Officials: Tom Washington, Nick Buchert, Aaron Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 121-85 home loss to the Pistons Friday, their fifth straight loss and eighth in nine games. … Howard was limited to two points in the loss. … Millsap will miss his third straight game in a hip injury. … When asked whether one missing player should make such a difference following the Hawks’ latest blowout loss, coach Mike Budenholzer said simply “No.” … The Hawks are currently out of a playoff spot in ninth place in the East.

From the Raptors

The Raptors are coming off a 113-80 home win over the Lakers Friday, their fifth straight win. … DeRozan’s six assists extended his career-long streak with at least four to 11 games. … Lowry has made multiple 3-pointers in 10 straight games, tied for the longest streak of his career. … Former Hawks player Carroll rested Friday in the first of back-to-back games.

TV; Radio: Fox Sports Southeast; 92.9 FM

Reader Comments 0

0 comments