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The San Antonio Spurs host the Atlanta Hawks in their second home game of the season. The Spurs will be looking to rebound after a tough 94-89 loss on Friday to the Phoenix Suns. The game tip-off is scheduled for 7:38 p.m. FoxSportsSouthwest will  have the television coverage while WOAI 1200 AM will have the coverage on the radio.

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Game Notes from San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks Media Notes

Starting Lineups

San Antonio Spurs

PG. . PG. San Antonio Spurs. TONY PARKER

SG. <br />. SG. San Antonio Spurs. DANNY GREEN

SF. . SF. San Antonio Spurs. KAWHI LEONARD

PF. <br />. PF. San Antonio Spurs. TIM DUNCAN

C. San Antonio Spurs. TIAGO SPLITTER. C.

Atlanta Hawks

. PG. Atlanta Hawks. JEFF TEAGUE. PG

<br />. SG. Atlanta Hawks. KYLE KORVER. SG

SF. . SF. Atlanta Hawks. DEMARRE CARROLL

PF. . PF. Atlanta Hawks. PAUL MILLSAP

AL HORFORD. C. <br />. C. Atlanta Hawks

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Patty Mills, Point Guard – Mills is still healing from surgery on his torn rotator cuff. Expect his minutes to go to Cory Joseph

Atlanta Hawks

Adreian Payne, Power Forward – Payne has been dealing with plantar fasciitis recently and it will continue to hold him out from making his NBA debut. The former Michigan State star is pretty low on the depth chart so the Hawks won’t have to make too many adjustments.

Quick Hits

San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich will be going for win number 900 tonight. That’s the most ever by any player-coach combination. The closest any other combo is to that number is 775 wins by the Utah Jazz’s former coach Jerry Sloan and Hall-of-Famer Karl Malone.

The Spurs have won 16 straight home games against the Atlanta. The Hawks’ last win in San Antonio was February 15, 1997.

Gregg Popovich has never lost to coach that was under his tutledge before receiving a head coach job. Pop is 8-0 in those games.

Atlanta Hawks

Kyle Korver is four points away from joining the 8,000 point club.

Atlanta has made the playoffs seven consecutive times, the longest active streak in the East.

Mike Budenholzer was a former assistant coach for Gregg Popovich.

Team Connections

Atlanta head coach Mike Buldenholzer spent 19 seasons with the Spurs …he started in the summer of 1994 as a video coordinator before becoming an assistantcoach in 1996 … Danny Ferry, president of basketball operations/GM for the Hawks,suited up for the Spurs from 2000-03 and later served as the Spurs VP of basketballoperations from 2010-12 … Atlanta assistant coach Taylor Jenkins served as headcoach of San Antonio Spurs D-League affiliate, Austin Spurs, during the 2012-13season … the Hawks scored 87 points on 40-of-53 (.755) shooting in the second halfof a 143-120 Hawks win in San Antonio on 11/27/79 … that game saw the Hawks setSpurs opponent franchise records for most field goals made in a half, most pointsscored in a second half and most assists by an opponent in one half with 28 … BorisDiaw was drafted by the Hawks with the 21st overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft,and played his first two seasons with Atlanta from 2003-05 … Manu Ginobili set aSpurs franchise record when he reeled off 24 straight points at Atlanta on 2/21/07… Hawks television broadcaster and NBA Hall of Famer Dominque Wilkins playedfor the Spurs during the 1996-97 season …Wilkins is Atlanta’s all-time leader ingames played and points scored.

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