Game Thread: Pistons at Hawks

December 28, 2016, Atlanta: Hawks Dennis Schroder drives for two of his team high 27-points past Knicks Joakim Noah in a NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Hawks’ Dennis Schroder drives for two of his team-high 27 points past Knicks’ Joakim Noah in a NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

PISTONS AT HAWKS

Dec. 30, 2016, 8 p.m., Philips Arena

Starters

Hawks (16-16)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain)

Inactives: Splitter, Taurean Prince (D-League)

Pistons (15-19)

Reggie Jackson

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Tobias Harris

Jon Leuer

Andre Drummond

Injury report: Out – Reggie Bullock (left knee surgery), Michael Gbinjie (right forearm)

Inactives: Bullock, Gbinjie

Officials: Tony Brothers, Mark Lindsay, Scott Wall

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 102-98 overtime victory over the Knicks Wednesday. … Dwight Howard has 20 double-doubles. … Dennis Schroder has scored 20 or more points in four of the past five games. … The Pistons defeated the Hawks by 36 points at Philips Arena earlier this month in a game Howard had just two points and six rebounds in 25 minutes and Paul Millsap was injured.

From the Pistons

The Pistons are coming off a 119-94 home loss to the Bucks, the sixth loss in the past seven games. … Andre Drummond is shooting 44.2 percent from the free-throw line after going 3 for 13 in the last two games. … They are tied for second in the league for fewest turnovers per game at 11.9. Only the Hornets at 11.8 average fewer turnovers.

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