March 19, 2017

Atlanta Hawks Push For The Fourth Seed Took A Hit Due To Injuries

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Can the Hawks still make a run for the fourth seed in the eastern conference?

The Atlanta Hawks push for the fourth seed in the eastern conference took a hit as Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore missing time because of injuries according to the press release below:

Guard Kent Bazemore, who left last night’s game against Portland with 5:27 remaining in the fourth quarter due to a right knee contusion, received an MRI this morning at the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, which revealed a right knee bone bruise. He will be treated and re-evaluated in 7-10 days. He is listed as out and will not travel for tomorrow’s game at Charlotte.

Forward Paul Millsap, who missed last night’s game vs. Portland due to left knee tightness, is listed as out and will miss the next two games – tomorrow at Charlotte and Wednesday at Washington. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Now the team can still hold on to their current seed as long as Dennis Schroder and Dwight Howard are playing at a high level. They have enough players to move the ball and play tough defense, but it might be difficult to makeup what Millisap has done for this team. He’s the team’s leading scorer, second-leading rebounder, and second in assists, steals and blocks. The Hawks don’t have that many games left and they are three games back of the Toronto Raptors. This give them’s a long shot of having home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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