Game Thread: Hawks at Rockets

The Atlanta Hawks' Dwight Howard squeezes the ball before the start of play against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

The Atlanta Hawks’ Dwight Howard squeezes the ball before the start of play against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

HAWKS AT ROCKETS

Feb. 2, 2017, 8 p.m., Toyota Center

Probable starters

Hawks (28-21)

Dennis Schroder

Kent Bazemore

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Tiago Splitter (right hamstring strain), Questionable – Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain)

Inactives: Tiago Splitter, TBA

Rockets (36-16)

Patrick Beverley

James Harden

Trevor Ariza

Ryan Anderson

Clint Capela

Injury report: None

Inactives: Chinanu Onuaku (D-League) and Kyle Wiltjer (D-League)

Officials: John Goble, Derrick Collins, Gary Zielinski

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 116-93 road loss to the Heat Wednesday. … They have won six straight over the Rockets, including a game in Atlanta in November. … They are 6-5 since a seven-game win streak. … Dwight Howard will play his first game at the Rockets since signing with the Hawks as a free agent this summer.

From the Rockets

The Rockets are coming off a 105-83 home win over the Kings Sunday. … James Harden has 14 triple-doubles this season. … He is 54 points shy of 10,000 as a Rocket. … Reserve Eric Gordon is second in the NBA this season with 170 3-pointers, trailing only the Warriors’ Steph Curry.

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16 comments
atlfanman
atlfanman

Just a great performance by Tim Hardaway, Jr.! Dwight played with heart but they looked for him more in this game than in many other contests this season. Coach Bud was smart to go with the hot team and let Millsap and Dennis stay on the bench. Go Hawks and Go Falcons!



CaptainMudd
CaptainMudd

Great-WOW-all I can say...had to leave, but saw the final 5 minutes and it was mind blowing--way to go--Hawks! #HardawayJr., on fire!!! 

Section212
Section212

I landed back in ATL just in time to see THJ dunk! Looks like you all had fun tonight!

SeasonticketsSince04
SeasonticketsSince04

That is playoff Dwight. Once we get to the playofds and he is trying hard you will get those games from him.

I wish he wasnt so disinterested most nights.

Bembry has earned himself minutes, and THJ deserves 30 minutes a game on this team. He can stink for 3/4ths of a game and then ho waka flocka at any minute.

WaltBBall
WaltBBall

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DawgNole
DawgNole

Hell, let's steal another one--like we did in Chicago.

Spectacular performance by THJ.

SeasonticketsSince04
SeasonticketsSince04

Its hard watching us struggle like this. To have Dennis and Baze as the backcourt of the future is not very encouraging.

lowlow
lowlow

My view of the Hawks - Schroeder can do it and is above average - big q is can he develop his outside shot but his explosiveness is valuable.  Hardaway is really coming on. I was not for signing Bazemore to a big contract and for once I was right. Can't shoot. Milsap is a pro but would at least like to see him in playoffs.   Howard is good.  Not great but good. Have hope he can really help in playoffs when games become more half court.    Bench ok.


Need to remember playoffs is what will be remembered so long way to go.  Korver had to go - couldn't create his own shot.  Liked Teague but just seemed he was ready to go.  Horford lacked strength so if could have kept as power forward would have been nice but management made a good offer.  So would like to see them get a shot in playoffs - maybe with Bazemore on bench.



SeasonticketsSince04
SeasonticketsSince04

Horrible half. We let Capella score 16. No way he should be creating his own offense.

THis dennis and Baze backcourt may be one of the 5 worst in the league.

TakingNames
TakingNames

How harden continues to get those calls is crazy

WaltBBall
WaltBBall

One can only guess how our Jekyll and hyde offense and defense of the HAWKS will be, hoping for the best but will handle the worst