Teague out versus Heat

Jeff Teague has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Heat with due to a tender ankle. Hawks coach Mike Budenholder did not say whether Teague would miss additional time.

Dennis Schroder will join the rest of the Hawks regular starters in place of Teague.

“Jeff is tender and will not play tonight,” Budenholzer said. “He is not able to go. We will just wait and see how it goes and err on the side of caution. We’ll see how he does today.”

Teague was injured in Wednesday’s game against the Magic when he turned his left ankle on a drive to the basket. He briefly went to the locker room, had his ankle re-tapped and put on a different pair of shoes. He returned to finish with 16 points, including nine in the Hawks’ decisive fourth quarter.

Pero Antic may not play due to a stiff neck but no decision has been made on his status.

The Hawks start a stretch of four games in five nights tonight against the Heat. Budenholzer said no decision has been made on whether players will be rested in Saturday’s game at the Hornets.

For the Heat, center Hassan Whiteside (hand laceration) has been ruled out. Dwyane Wade (left knee contusion) did not go through shootaround and is listed as questionable. Chris Anderson (calf contusion) is also unlikely to play.

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