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Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks

Saturday night is for basketball.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Christmas is just hours away and, even if the Atlanta Hawks will not be taking the floor on the regular season’s biggest stage, the team provides an appetizer against the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena on Saturday evening.

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

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Miles Plumlee


PG - Dennis Smith Jr.

SG - Wesley Matthews

SF - Harrison Barnes

PF - Maximilan Kleber

C - Dirk Nowitzki

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Dennis Schröder (ankle) is questionable; Dewayne Dedmon (left tibia) are out. Mike Muscala (ankle) is on G League assignment.

Dallas - Devin Harris (illness) is questionable; Nerlens Noel (thumb), Dorian Finney-Smith (knee), Seth Curry (leg) and Josh McRoberts (knee) are out.