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Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks game thread

Happy Saturday! The Hawks and Blazers are action this evening at an odd tip-off time.

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It is Saturday night and the Atlanta Hawks are in action in front of their home crowd at Philips Arena. In an odd twist, the game will tip off at 6:00 pm ET but the Portland Trail Blazers are the opponent and they are the focus for Atlanta. The Hawks will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing showing on Thursday and, as always, the backdrop is the playoff chase that is on in earnest. However, there was a (very) late bomb dropped by the Hawks, as Paul Millsap was ruled out as a result of a knee issue.

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 - Thabo Sefolosha

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Dwight Howard


PG - Damian Lillard

SG - C.J. McCollum

SF - Mo Harkless

PF - Noah Vonleh

C - Jusuf Nurkic

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Paul Millsap (knee) and Mike Dunleavy (ankle) are out.

Portland - None