ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks will be without All-Star guard Joe Johnson again in Friday night’s game against the Bucks.
After missing two games and the All-Star game with tendinitis in his left knee, Johnson returned to lead Atlanta with 18 points in Wednesday night’s 85-82 loss to Golden State. Johnson’s knee was stiff after playing more than 37 minutes in the game.
The Hawks will be short-handed at shooting guard. Backup Willie Green will not play against the Bucks after leaving Wednesday night’s game with lower back spasms.
The Bucks also will be without top reserve Mike Dunleavy, who has returned to Milwaukee to be with his wife, who is having a baby.