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Heat vs Hawks: Mike Scott likely to play for Atlanta

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Mike Scott is likely to return to the lineup for the Atlanta Hawks in Friday's game against the Miami Heat.

Mike Zarrilli

Mike Scott is expected to return to the lineup for the Atlanta Hawks in Friday's matchup against the Miami Heat. Mike Budenholzer told reporters following the team's shootaround that Scott should be available against the Heat.

Scott sat out Wednesday's win over the Jazz with a lower back contusion. He suffered the injury during Monday's win in New York when he was fouled on a drive by the Knicks' Amare Stoudemire. Scott finished the game but said that the injury began bothering him in the later stages of the game. Scott is one of the Hawks' biggest offensive weapons off the bench averaging 9.7 points in just 14.7 minutes of playing time.

Atlanta will be without forward DeMarre Carroll who will miss his second straight game with a groin injury. Thabo Sefolosha will start his second straight game in place of Carroll at small forward.