GAME 1: HAWKS AT WIZARDS
April 16, 2017, 1 p.m., Verizon Center
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Injury report: Probable – Kent Bazemore (right knee bone bruise), Dennis Schroder (left foot)
Inactives: Ryan Kelly, DeAndre Bembry
Injury report: Out – Ian Mahinmi (strained left calf)
Inactives: Ian Mahinmi, Chris McCullough
Officials: Derrick Stafford, Derrick Collins, Zach Zarba
From the Hawks
Dwight Howard averaged 13.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game this season, becoming one of six players in NBA history to average a point/rebound double-double in each of his first 13 seasons. The others are Wilt Chamberlain (14 years), Tim Duncan, Moses Malone (14), Shaquille O’Neal and Bill Russell. … The Hawks have won three consecutive Game 1’s in first-round series: at Pacers in 2014, versus Nets in 2015 and versus Boston in 2016.
From the Wizards
John Wall became the first player in NBA history to average at least 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. … The Wizards went 43-21 (.672) over the last 64 games, including a 33-15 (.688) record in the last 48 contests. The 43 wins since Dec. 5 were third-most in the NBA (Warriors 50, Spurs 45).
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