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James Harden suspended for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks won't have to face James Harden on Tuesday after he was suspended one game by the NBA for kicking Cleveland's LeBron James.

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The Atlanta Hawks won't have to worry about MVP candidate James Harden on Tuesday after he was suspended by the NBA for one game for kicking LeBron James in Sunday's game against the Cavaliers.

Harden finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and five assists in Sunday's 105-103 win by the Rockets over the Cavs. Harden finished with 18 points and 14 assists in the earlier meeting against the Hawks.

Injured Hawks return to practice

Its that time of the year where most NBA players are dealing with assorted aches and pains to go along with bumps and bruises. The Atlanta Hawks dealt with some of that on Saturday as they gave the night off to Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll, Al Horford and Pero Antic.

Teague has been bothered by a sore hamstring while Carroll is battling a sore shoulder. Antic is dealing with a sore knee while Horford didn't travel to Miami due to personal reasons. The AJC's Chris Vivlamore reports that all four players returned to practice on Monday and will be available for Tuesday night's game against the Houston Rockets.

Muscala recalled

As expected, the Hawks also recalled Mike Muscala from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League. Muscala played 30 minutes for the Mad Ants on Sunday finishing with five points and eight rebounds.