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Atlanta Hawks primary particular person Trae Younger will lope away out Game 5 with a bone bruise in his apt foot, in response to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.
Per that story, “Younger will proceed to rehab with hopes of taking part in in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 on Saturday in Atlanta.”
Younger, who suffered the damage in Game 3 after unintentionally stepping on a referee’s foot, also overlooked Atlanta’s 110-88 accumulate in Game 4.
The Milwaukee Bucks will be equally shorthanded in the matchup, nonetheless, with primary particular person sizable man Giannis Antetokounmpo ruled out for the contest earlier on Thursday with a hyperextended left knee.
Younger, 22, has been nothing short of spectacular on this postseason, averaging 29.8 aspects, 9.5 assists and 1.3 steals per recreation whereas taking pictures 42.7 p.c from the sphere, 32.6 p.c from three and 86.6 p.c from the line.
The Hawks managed to dwell on his absence in Game 4, led by a balanced efficiency that saw six Hawks obtain in double-digit figures, at the side of Lou Williams (21 aspects, eight assists) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (20 aspects, 6-of-14 from three).
The Hawks also obtained some factual records earlier than the sport, as heart Clint Capela will be accessible to play after struggling apt recognize irritation stupid in Game 4 after being hit with an inadvertent elbow.
It’s a key recreation, as a accumulate would give the Hawks the probability to forestall out the sequence in Game 6 at dwelling. A loss, nonetheless, would mean the Hawks would deserve to construct up a Game 7 in Milwaukee to construct up the sequence.
The Hawks proved when they would perchance accumulate without Younger. Doing so all all over again would possibly perchance be monumental for their title aspirations.