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Hawks upgrade Dwight Howard, Tim Hardaway Jr. to 'probable' against T-Wolves

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Hawks expected to get two key players back for tonight's game in Minnesota.

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It appears likely that the Atlanta Hawks will get a couple of key players back in time for tonight's rematch against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The team upgraded the status of center Dwight Howard and guard Tim Hardaway Jr. today listing them both as "probable" to play in tonight's game at Minnesota.

Howard missed three straight games due to tightness in his lower back. Hardaway suffered a groin strain in the first quarter of last Wednesday's loss to the Timberwolves. He sat out Friday's win over the Nuggets.

Kyle Korver sat out the game in Denver also after he became ill following the team's shootaround. Korver is not listed on the team's injury report and is also expected to play in tonight's game.

Atlanta went with a small lineup featuring Paul Millsap at center in two of the three games missed by Howard. Kris Humphries made his first start of the season in Friday's win in Denver.