ATLANTA (AP)Hawks guard Trae Young has been scratched from Wednesday’s starting lineup against Brooklyn with a left calf contusion.
Atlanta is also without starting center Clint Capela, who has a right calf strain, and starting forward De’Andre Hunter, who has a left ankle sprain.
Young led the NBA last season in total points and total assists. He ranks 11th this season with a 27.3 scoring average and second in assists with a 9.9 average.
Capela is fourth with a 11.9 rebounding average.
Young was injured in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s 129-114 loss at Indiana and did not return. Atlanta has lost two of three and began the night 17-17, ninth in the Eastern Conference.
Hunter is averaging 15 points, fourth-best on the team.
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