Atlanta Hawks Lose All-Star To Ankle Sprain

The Atlanta Hawks' injury list is growing. They are now going to have to get by for at least the next two weeks without All-Star guard Dejounte Murray. He suffered a sprained ankle Wednesday night in the Hawks' 113-89 loss to the New York Knicks.

Murray departed the game just 3 ½ minutes into the first quarter. He now joins power forward John Collins and small forward De'Andre Hunter on the shelf. 

According to The AthleticThe Hawks are outscoring opponents by 9.7 points per 100 possessions when Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, John Collins, Clint Capela and De’Andre Hunter are on the court together. Unfortunately, 60% of that lineup is now out.

“Obviously we were trying to figure out a rhythm with Dejounte, and with guys being in and out right now it’s tough,” fellow All-Star guard Trae Young said. “But we’ve just got to fight through this time and whenever we get everybody back we’ll be really good.”

The Hawks are now 13-12 and have lost five of their last seven games. They're in 5th place in the East, but only two games up on 11th. 

Murray, in his first season with the Hawks, is averaging 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting hitting on 36.6% from downtown.

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