Game Thread: Suns at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks’ Taurean Prince, getting his first start, drives to the basket for two past Brooklyn Nets forward K.J. McDaniels in a NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/


March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Philips Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (37-36)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Paul Millsap (left knee tightness), Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Thabo Sefolosha (left groin strain)

Inactives: Paul Millsap, Kent Bazemore, Thabo Sefolosha

Suns (22-52)

Tyler Ulis

Derrick Jones Jr.

T.J. Warren

Marquese Criss

Alex Len

Injury report: Out – Dragan Bender (right ankle surgery), Eric Bledsoe (rest), Tyson Chandler (rest), Brandon Knight (rest); Doubtful – Leandro Barbosa (right hamstring spasm; Questionable – Ronnie Price (left lower leg contusion)

Inactives: Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler, Brandon Knight

 Officials: Rodney Mott, Steve Anderson, Josh Tiven

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 107-92 home loss to the Nets Sunday, their season-high tying seventh straight loss. … Dwight Howard has a streak of 15 consecutive games with double-digit rebounds. … Tim Hardaway Jr. has a streak of 25 consecutive games with a 3-pointer. They are fourth in the NBA at 8.4 steals per game. … Rookie Taurean Prince will make his second career start.

From the Suns

The Suns are coming off a 120-106 road loss to the Hornets Sunday, their eighth straight loss. … They have won 12 of the last 18 meetings against the Hawks. … Devin Booker has led the Suns in scoring in three straight games, averaging 40.3 points including his franchise record 70 points at the Celtics Friday. … The projected starting lineup, first used Thursday, was the youngest in NBA history with an average age of 21 years, 14 days, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

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