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Thabo Sefolosha injury: Hawks forward won’t play against Nets

Hawks will be down three starters against Brooklyn

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Memphis Grizzlies Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will be down another starter for Sunday’s matinee’ against the Brooklyn Nets. Thabo Sefolosha will miss the game due to a right groin strain. The Hawks are already without both Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore who remain out with knee injuries.

Rookie forward Taurean Prince will make his first career start in place of Sefolosha according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore.

Sefolosha has appeared in 60 games for the Hawks this season while averaging 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He is shooting 45 percent from the field including 35 percent from three-point range.