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Paul Millsap tweaks ankle, returns to game

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Paul Millsap left Thursday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a left ankle injury. Millsap was injured on a drive when he stepped on the foot of Portland's Noah Vonleh. Millsap had a noticeable limp as he headed to the Atlanta bench and was later moved to the locker room area. Mike Scott replaced him in the Atlanta lineup.

Millsap had six points and four rebounds in 17 minutes so far this game. No word yet on the severity of the injury and whether or not he might return to the game.


Millsap returned from the locker room and is back on the Hawks bench. According to the Hawks' PR staff he is probable to return.

Update No. 2

Millsap returned to the game with 3:02 remaining in the third quarter.