Clint Capela ruled out for Game 3 of Hawks-Heat series

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Hawks center Clint Capela (right knee hyperextension) will not be available in Game 3 vs. the Heat, Hawks coach Nate McMillan said Thursday at practice.

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Capela is doing some light running and his rehab activities, but not much else at this point, per McMillan. He injured his knee Friday in the Hawks’ play-in tournament win in Cleveland.

The Hawks are sorely missing Capela’s defense, physicality and rebounding in the series, which they’ve started out down 2-0. In their Game 2 loss Tuesday in Miami, power forward John Collins started at center, having made progress with his own injuries (right foot strain/right ring finger sprain).