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Jeff Teague injury: Hawks guard doubtful to play against Rockets

Jeff Teague is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Houston Rockets due to a strained hamstring.

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The Atlanta Hawks could be without starting point guard Jeff Teague for the second straight game due to a strained hamstring according to a report by the AJC's Chris Vivlamore.

Teague sat out Wednesday's big win over the Cavaliers, but there was hope that the time off would be enough to get him healthy. Dennis Schroder got the start in place of Teague in Cleveland and finished with 10 points and 10 assists while Shelvin Mack came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points. There was hope that the time off following Wednesday's game would be enough to get Teague healthy but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Hamstrings can be tricky injuries and the Hawks are wise to play it safe with Teague who is having a career-best year to start the season. Currently Teague leads the Hawks in scoring at 16.8 points and assists at 7.0. He is shooting 47 percent from the field and has upped his three-point percentage to 37 percent.