Dejounte Murray cleared to play Wednesday after first listed as questionable

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (5) looks for an open teammate under pressure from Indiana Pacers forward Bruce Brown (11) during the second half of an NBA game Tuesday, November 21, 2023. (Daniel Varnado/For the AJC)

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (5) looks for an open teammate under pressure from Indiana Pacers forward Bruce Brown (11) during the second half of an NBA game Tuesday, November 21, 2023. (Daniel Varnado/For the AJC)

The Hawks thought they might need to make an adjustment to their lineup Wednesday for the second night of back-to-back games.

The team listed guard Dejounte Murray as questionable with a right quad contusion for Wednesday’s game against the Nets.

However, roughly one hour before tipoff, the Hawks updated Murray’s status for Wednesday’s game against the Nets. The Hawks guard will play after going through his usual warmup ahead of the game.

During his pregame media availability, Hawks coach Quin Snyder said that Murray would go through his usual routine, and he would be a game-time decision.

Murray has started in all 13 games before Wednesday. He has been a key piece in the Hawks’ starting lineup and rotation this season, averaging 21.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

It is unclear when Murray sustained the injury. But during Tuesday‘s game against the Pacers, Murray came up limping with 7:21 left in the game. He remained in the action, though, making a 3-point shot on the Hawks’ next possession.

Should Murray miss Wednesday’s action, the Hawks could elevate Bogdan Bogdanovic into the starting lineup.

The Hawks will look to snap a three-game losing streak Wednesday.

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