ATLANTA — The injury-riddled Hawks will incur more holes in their frontcourt this week, with All-Star forward Paul Millsap slated to miss the next two games with a (right) knee contusion.
Millsap, who will sit Atlanta’s Tuesday home tilt with Chicago and a Wednesday road date with Boston, joins centers Pero Antic (ankle) and Gustavo Ayon (shoulder) on the short-term injury list. And don’t forget about forward Al Horford, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in December.
The Hawks (26-29 overall, 2-8 in February) are set to embark on one of their toughest stretches of the season — seven games in 13 days, with the last six coming on the road (Boston, Phoenix, Portland, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Utah).
If the postseason started today … Atlanta would hold the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.