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Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks

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Hello, regular season.

Dallas Mavericks v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks take the floor in Dallas on Wednesday evening and the contest doubles as the kick-off to the 2017-2018 regular season. While expectations are not sky-high for this year’s Hawks team, it is always fun to begin a new campaign and optimism will take over until proven otherwise.

While the Hawks probably are not “favored” to win on the road against a competent Mavs team (and Vegas agrees), this is certainly a spot in which Atlanta could enjoy success. That, if nothing else, is intriguing.

Stay tuned throughout the evening for all the latest and, as always, let's keep the discussion civil in the comments.

Probable Starters

Hawks

PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Dewayne Dedmon

Mavericks

PG - Dennis Smith Jr.

SG - Yogi Ferrell

SF - Wesley Matthews

PF - Harrison Barnes

C - Dirk Nowitzki

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Miles Plumlee (quad strain) is out.

Dallas - Seth Curry (tibia) and Josh McRoberts (knee/rest) are out.