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Atlanta Hawks vs Denver Nuggets game thread

The Atlanta Hawks look to pull off another shorthanded road win Friday night when they take on the Denver Nuggets.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks look an early Christmas present Friday night when they travel to Denver to take on the Nuggets. Atlanta will be without center Dwight Howard who will miss his third straight game due to back tightness. Howard didn't make the trip and his status appears to be day-to-day at this point.

Shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. did travel to Denver but was ruled out Friday afternoon with a right groin strain. The Hawks will also make a change with the starting lineup. After going small for two straight games without Dwight Howard, Atlanta will go with a more traditional look tonight with Kris Humphries starting at center.

Probable Starters

Atlanta Hawks

PG - Dennis Schroder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Thabo Sefolosha

PF - Paul Millsap

C - Kris Humphries

Denver Nuggets

PG - Emmanuel Mudiay

SG - Gary Harris

SF - Danilo Gallinari

PF - Wilson Chandler

C - Nikola Jokic

Injury Report

Hawks - Kyle Korver (illness), Tim Hardaway Jr. (right groin), Dwight Howard (back tightness) and Tiago Splitter (calf) are out.

Nuggets - None reported