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Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets

The Dwight Howard Bowl is here.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks enter Friday’s game as underdogs once again, as the team travels to Charlotte to take on Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker and the Hornets. In some ways, that feels quite familiar after Wednesday evening in Dallas but each game is, of course, its own animal and the Hawks must perform well to compete against a competent squad on the road.

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

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Dewayne Dedmon


PG - Kemba Walker

SG - Dwayne Bacon

SF - Jeremy Lamb

PF - Marvin Williams

C - Dwight Howard

Injury Report:

Atlanta - DeAndre’ Bembry (right wrist) and Miles Plumlee (quad strain) are out.

Charlotte - Nic Batum (elbow), Cody Zeller (knee), Michael Carter-Williams (knee) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (personal reasons) are out.