Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) battles Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller (40) for a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Dec. 18, 2016: Five things learned about the Hawks

Five things we learned about the Hawks Sunday:

1. The Hawks did not practice on Sunday after playing back-to-back games. The team traveled to Oklahoma City for Monday night’s game against the Thunder.

2. Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was scheduled to attend the Pelicans at Spurs game Sunday for the number retirement ceremony of Tim Duncan, according to the San Antonio Express News. Budenholzer was a part of the Spurs organization of 19 years before joining the Hawks.

3. Malcolm Delaney was removed from the injury report released by the team Sunday afternoon. Delaney was listed as questionable before Saturday’s game against the Hornets. The backup point guard played 13 minutes. Tiago Splitter, out with a right calf strain, remains the only injured player.

4. The NBA released its Last Two Minutes report on the end of the Hawks-Hornets game and cited one incorrect call. According to the report, Cody Zeller should have been called for a foul on Paul Millsap with 27.1 seconds remaining. The Hawks trailed 102-97 when Millsap drove to the basket. After a video review, the report states that “Zeller (CHA) grabs the arm of Millsap (ATL) and affects his shot attempt.” Budenholzer was especially vocal with the officiating crew after the no-call.

5. Dwight Howard had 23 rebounds against the Hornets. The rebound total and his 18 defensive rebounds were both season-highs for the Hawks. The team had not had a player with 23 rebounds in a game since Dikembe Mutombo on Jan. 31, 2001 against Toronto.

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