Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will be
sidelined until at least the weekend as he continues to recover from a right
Millsap, who suffered the injury in Friday's loss to Detroit, also sat out
Saturday's matchup with the New York Knicks. He will not play in Tuesday's
home game against Chicago or a road test against Boston on Wednesday.
Millsap ranks second among Hawks players in scoring (17.6 ppg) and rebounding
(8.3 rpg), and earned his first All-Star Game appearance this season. In his
absence against New York, DeMarre Carroll scored a career-high 24 points while
drawing the start at power forward, and Mike Scott delivered a personal-best
30 on 11-of-14 shooting in extended action.
Centers Pero Antic (ankle) and Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) also remain out for the
ailing Hawks, who entered Tuesday's action with a four-game lead over Detroit
for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks will travel to Phoenix to face the Suns on Sunday after taking on
the Celtics, with the Boston clash opening a six-game road swing.
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