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The Hawks and Cavs get together on Friday evening and one team will be missing its star player.

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The Atlanta Hawks will be shorthanded on Friday evening, after releasing an injury report that includes five of the team's top players. With that in mind, the Hawks have a nearly impossible task ahead of them but, on the bright side, there is basketball to consume on this fine night.

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 - Jose Calderon

SG - Tim Hardaway Jr.

SF - Taurean Prince

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Kris Humphries

Cavaliers

PG - Kyrie Irving

SG - J.R. Smith

SF - LeBron James

PF - Kevin Love

C - Channing Frye

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Paul Millsap (knee/rest), Thabo Sefolosha (groin) and Kent Bazemore (knee) are out. Tim Hardaway Jr. (wrist, knee) and Dennis Schröder (foot) are doubtful.

Cleveland - Tristan Thompson (thumb) is out.