Game Thread: Hawks at Knicks

Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

HAWKS AT KNICKS

Jan. 16, 2017, 1 p.m., Madison Square Garden

Probable starters

Hawks (23-17)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Thabo Sefolosha

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Mike Muscala (left ankle sprain), DeAndre Bembry (personal reasons)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, Mo Williams

Knicks (18-23)

Derrick Rose

Ron Baker

Carmelo Anthony

Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Joakim Noah

Injury report: Out – Lance Thomas (left orbital fracture), Kristaps Porzingis (sore left Achilles)

Inactives: Lance Thomas, Kristaps Porzingis

Officials: Sean Wright, Tre Maddox, Kevin Scott

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 111-97 home win to the Bucks Sunday, their eighth win in the past nine games. … They have won four straight road games. … They are playing for the 26th time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 22 at home, four on the road, with a 16-9 record. … Dwight Howard is shooting .762 from the field (16 of 21) over the last three games. … Malcolm Delaney is averaging 12.7 points with a .625 field goal percentage and a .625 3-point percentage the past three games.

From the Knicks

The Knicks are coming off a 116-101 loss at the Raptors Sunday, their fourth loss in five games. …. In his career, Carmelo Anthony is averaging 25.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 31 games against the Hawks. … Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Durant are the only players in the NBA this season to have at least 75 3-pointers and 65 blocks. The Knicks are fourth in the league in offensive rebounds (12.1 per game) and third in second-chance points (15.0).

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