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NBA Notes: Hawks’ Bazemore, Millsap to miss time

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March 19, 2017 at 5:46 pm.

Mar 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) attempts a shot in the second quarter of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Philips Arena. Photo Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 18, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) attempts a shot in the second quarter of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Philips Arena. Photo Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will be without guard Kent Bazemore and forward Paul Millsap for at least the next two games.

Bazemore left Saturday night’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers with 5:27 remaining in the fourth quarter due to a right knee contusion. He received an MRI exam on Sunday morning, which revealed a right knee bone bruise.

Bazemore will be treated and re-evaluated in seven to 10 days. He is listed as out and will not travel for Monday night’s game at Charlotte. Bazemore is averaging 11 points in 67 games (64 starts) this season.

Millsap missed the game against Portland due to left knee tightness. He is listed as out and will miss the next two games at Charlotte and Wednesday at Washington. Millsap is averaging 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds, starting all 65 games played.

–Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin exited Sunday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks with a sprained right ankle.

Lin appeared to be injured during the first quarter and was seen limping to the bench before a timeout with 4:35 remaining. He rode the stationary bike behind the Nets’ bench for a few minutes and was ruled out for the remainder of the game midway through the second quarter.

Before exiting, Lin scored four points in seven minutes. He is averaging 13.7 points and 4.8 assists on 45 percent shooting in 25 games this season.

–Memphis Grizzlies small forward Chandler Parsons will undergo left knee surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The Grizzlies said Parsons will undergo a procedure called a meniscectomy to repair a partial tear of the medial meniscus. Memphis announced last week that Parsons was out indefinitely.

The 28-year-old signed a four-year, $94 million contract with the Grizzlies in the offseason but averaged just 6.2 points in 34 games this season. He was plagued by issues with both knees all season.

–The NBA fined Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe $35,000 for shoving Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young above the shoulders in a game on Friday.

The incident occurred with 36 seconds left in the third quarter of the Bucks’ 107-103 win over the Lakers at Staples Center.

Young was fined $25,000 for initiating the altercation by shoving Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell was fined $15,000 for entering the altercation and pushing Monroe.

All three players were ejected for the incident. Lakers coach Luke Walton was livid after the game.

–The Phoenix Suns signed forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract.

Eddie, a three-year NBA Development League veteran, most recently played with the Windy City Bulls.

Eddie, 25, owns 26 games of NBA experience with the Washington Wizards last season, averaging 2.4 points and 5.7 minutes.

–The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Briante Weber to a multi-year contract.

Weber, 24, signed consecutive 10-day contracts with the Hornets on Feb. 27 and March 9. He has seen action in five games with Charlotte, averaging 3.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 9.4 minutes per contest.

 

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