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Hawks rule Tiago Splitter, Kent Bazemore out against Celtics

The Atlanta Hawks will be without two key contributors against the Celtics on Tuesday.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will be without both Kent Bazemore and Tiago Splitter for Tuesday's game against the Boston Celtics. Bazemore and Splitter were both declared out for Tuesday's game when the team released an updated injury report late Monday evening.

Bazemore suffered an ankle injury November 15 late in a one-point loss to the Utah Jazz. He missed all three games last week and there remains no timetable for his return. His absence has forced Mike Budenholzer to mix and match at the small forward position. Bazemore is averaging 12 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 12 games as the starter this season.

Thabo Sefolosha started in place of Bazemore on Saturday and seems like a logical choice again for Tuesday's game.

The Hawks will also be without reserve big man Tiago Splitter who is dealing with a sore hip. Splitter played just nine minutes in Saturday's loss in Cleveland. Splitter has appeared in 14 of Atlanta's 15 games so far this and is averaging 5.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 17.3 minutes per contest.

With Splitter sidelined, Mike Muscala and Mike Scott will likely receive a boost in playing time. The Hawks listed Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Sefolosha as probable.