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The Hawks finish up a lengthy stint of home games on Friday against the playoff-bound Raptors.

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Thinking ahead to the 2017 NBA Playoffs? Well, this could be a window into what we can expect. The Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors would match up in the first round "if the season ended today" and the two teams happen to be squaring off on Friday at Philips Arena. Needless to say, this game will be generating a great deal of attention, even in the absence of Toronto's best player in Kyle Lowry.

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 - Thabo Sefolosha

PF - Paul Millsap

C - Dwight Howard

Raptors

PG - Cory Joseph

SG - DeMar DeRozan

SF - P.J. Tucker

PF - Serge Ibaka

C - Jonas Valanciunas

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Mike Dunleavy (ankle) is out.

Toronto - DeMarre Carroll (ankle) is questionable and Kyle Lowry (wrist) is out.