Game Thread: Hawks at Cavaliers

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) shoots as Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Atlanta. The Hawks won the game 123-116. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Note: I will not be covering tonight’s game due as weather-related travel issues have prevented me from getting to Cleveland. It’s the first time in five years of covering the NBA full-time that I have not been able to get to a road game for travel issues. Hard to believe first time comes in April. You can still find new wire coverage of the game on


April 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena

Probable starters

Hawks (40-38)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Ersan Ilyasova

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Out – Thabo Sefolosha (right groin strain), Paul Millsap (left knee/rest)

Inactives: Thabo Sefolosha, Paul Millsap

Cavaliers (51-27)

Kyrie Irving

J.R. Smith

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Channing Frye

Injury report: Out – Tristan Thompson (sprained right thumb)

Inactives: Tristan Thompson, TBA

 Officials: Derrick Stafford, Kevin Scott, Leon Wood

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 123-116 home win over the Celtics Thursday night to snap a two-game losing streak. … Rookie Taurean Prince had a career-high 20 points in the win. … Dwight Howard’s streak of double-doubles ended at 10 games, the longest for a Hawks player since Kevin Willis had 21 straight in 1991-92.

From the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are coming off a 141-91 road win at the Celtics Wednesday, their fourth straight win. … Including the playoffs, they have won 12 of the past 13 games against the Hawks. … They are second in the NBA in 3-pointers per game (13.0) and percentage (.387).

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