"People are going to start learning he can shoot the ball and do a lot of things," Hawks center Al Horford said after the game, per the Associated Press.
All five Hawks starters scored in double digits, but it was Schroder who paced the offense while playing 21 minutes off the bench.
"I thought Dennis early, middle and late was a big factor," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "He hit shots. He guarded. I thought he did a lot of things well. We needed him tonight."
Schroder also dished out four assists in the win, his team's second straight after coming out of the All-Star break with a loss. The Hawks will move ahead to face the Magic Friday.
Schroder is already participating in Friday's Rising Stars Challenge and was also chosen to participate in Saturday's Skills Competition, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
While the NBA has not officially announced Schroder's participation in the skills contest, he tweeted out that he'll join teammate Jeff Teague in the competition.
"Excited to Compete in the Skills Challenge with My Speed Brother," Schroder tweeted.
The 20 first- and second-year participants for the Rising Stars Challenge held on Feb. 13 during All-Star Weekend have been announced.
The U.S. team will be represented by
The world team will be represented by Jazz guard
"Dennis is a little banged up," Budenholzer said. "He tweaked his ankle [Friday]. He was available. It was a tough decision but just thinking big picture and long term we chose to just go with Jeff [Teague] and mix and match a bit in the second half."
Budenholzer added the team expects Schroder to play in Monday's game against the Pistons. In 39 games, Schroder is averaging 8.1 points and 3.2 assists.
The Hawks are 8-point favorites over the Pistons.
Teague has missed the last three games while dealing with a hamstring injury. Guard
The Hawks are 1 1/2-point favorites over the Clippers.
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