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Playoff implications abound on Tuesday evening.

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks can clinch the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win on Tuesday evening and that is the backdrop of the home game against the Charlotte Hornets. Seeding is extremely fluid in the East but, with one victory, the Hawks can ensure their own standing.

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 - Tim Hardaway Jr.

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Paul Millsap

C - Dwight Howard

Hornets

PG - Brian Roberts

SG - Nicolas Batum

SF - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF - Marvin Williams

C - Cody Zeller

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Kent Bazemore (knee), Malcolm Delaney (back) and Paul Millsap (knee) are probable; Thabo Sefolosha (groin) is questionable.

Charlotte - Kemba Walker (knee) and Johnny O'Bryant (ankle) are out; Marco Belinelli (finger) is questionable