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Paul Millsap participates in shootaround, will start against Nuggets

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Paul Millsap took part in the Hawks' shootaround Monday and will be in the starting lineup for tonight's game against the Nuggets.

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Paul Millsap will be back in the Atlanta Hawks' starting lineup Monday night. Millsap missed Saturday's game in Phoenix to deal with a personal matter. He went through shootaround with the team on Monday and will return to the lineup against the Nuggets according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore.

Saturday's game was the first missed by Millsap this season and Atlanta missed him at both ends of the court in a 98-95 loss to the Suns. Tiago Splitter got the start in place of Millsap with Al Horford sliding to the power forward position. The Hawks will go back to their normal lineup for Monday's game.

Millsap has had a banner season and leads the team in points per game (18.4) and rebounds (8.8). He is shooting 49 percent from the field and has been the team's most consistent performer over the first half of the season.