All-Star center Al Horford will sit out the second half of the Hawks preseason game against the Mavericks with a sore calf. Horford had four points and two rebounds in the first half on 1-4 shooting. With just one preseason game remaining before the regular season opens, Atlanta doesn't want to take any chances with Horford.
Al Horford left the game with a sore right calf - will not return #ATLHawks
Atlanta came into Saturday's game beat up. Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia are both sitting out the game with ankle injuries that were suffered in the team's win over New Orleans on Thursday. John Jenkins is sitting out his second straight game with a hand contusion.
The Atlanta Hawks jumped out to an early lead and have maintained it throughout the first half carrying a 58-43 advantage into halftime against the Dallas Mavericks. Larry Drew ran out his sixth consecutive different starting lineup to begin the game and thus far the team hasn't disappointed.
Mike Scott leads all Atlanta scorers with nine points while Josh Smith and Devin Harris finished with eight points each. Smith has seven rebounds to lead the team while Lou Williams came off the bench to score seven points and hand out six assists. Atlanta hit on 49 percent of its field goal attempts in the half.
Brandan Wright leads the Mavericks with nine points while O.J. Mayo added eight. Vince Carter chipped in six points off the bench for the Mavericks. Elton Brand leads the team with five rebounds but missed all four of his field goal attempts in the first half and has just one point. Dallas shot just 36 percent in the first half and committed 12 turnovers.
The Atlanta Hawks will be without two key contributors in Saturday's exhibition game against the Dallas Mavericks. Andre Aldridge reports that both Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia will sit out Saturday's game with ankle injuries.
The Hawks continue preseason action with the Mavericks in town. Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia are out tonight with left ankle injuries.
Teague was injured in the third quarter on a drive against the Hornets when he stepped on a defender's foot. He limped to the sideline and did not return. Pachulia was hurt later in the quarter with what was described as some sort of leg injury. Pachulia stayed in the game but won't play on Saturday. The severity of either injury isn't known yet.
With Teague out, Devin Harris will likely be the starter at point guard with either Lou Williams or Anthony Morrow moving into the starting lineup.