The Atlanta Hawks will be without starting point guard Jeff Teague for the second straight game due to a strained hamstring.
Jeff Teague OUT vs. Rockets. Dennis Schroder to start. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) December 20, 2014
This news doesn't come as a surprise after the Hawks listed him as doubtful to play in the game on Friday. Dennis Schröder will make his second straight start in place of Teague and Atlanta will also lean heavily on Shelvin Mack. Both had great games in Wednesday's big win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Schröder logged a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Mack came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points.
Teague is enjoying a career-best season averaging 16.8 points and 7.0 assists. He is shooting 47 percent from the floor and 37 percent from three-point range. The Hawks aren't likely to rush Teague back from the injury as hamstring injuries can linger and cause bigger problems if not fully healed.