Game Thread: Hornets at Hawks

Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince (12) gets past the arms of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) in an NBA game between the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 9, 2017. The Hawks won in overtime 126-125 after coming back from being 26 points down in the fourth quarter. (HENRY TAYLOR / HENRY.TAYLOR@AJC.COM)


April 11, 2017, 3:30 p.m., Philips Arena


Hawks (42-38)

Dennis Schroder

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Taurean Prince

Paul Millsap

Dwight Howard

Injury report: Questionable – Thabo Sefolosha (right groin strain); Probable – Paul Millsap (left knee synovitis), Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Malcolm Delaney (back spasms)

Inactives: Ryan Kelly, DeAndre Bembry

Hornets (36-45)

Brian Roberts

Nicolas Batum

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Marvin Williams

Cody Zeller

Injury report: Out – Kemba Walker (left knee soreness), Johnny O’Bryant (right ankle sprain); Questionable – Marco Belinelli (left finger sprain)

Inactives: Kemba Walker, Johnny O’Bryant

Officials: John Goble, Brent Barnaky, Aaron Smith

From the Hawks

The Hawks are coming off a 126-125 overtime win over the Cavaliers Sunday at home, their third straight win. … With a win, they clinch the No. 5 playoff seed and will play the No. 4 Wizards in the first round. … They have come back from 20-point deficits to win three times this season, all in the second half.

From the Hornets

The Hornets are coming off an 89-79 loss at the Bucks Monday, their fourth straight loss. … They are 3-0 against the Hawks this season. … Nicolas Batum has totaled 1,164 points, 480 rebounds and 451 assists, becoming the first Hornets player to score over 1,000 points, grab 450 rebounds and hand out over 425 assists in a single season.

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Round One

I actually prefer Boston over Washington, in round one.