Hawks G Kent Bazemore out at least 2 games with sore knee

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks will be without Kent Bazemore for at least two games because of right knee soreness.

The team announced that Bazemore won't play Wednesday night at home against the Miami Heat, nor will he make the trip to Milwaukee for a game against the Bucks on Friday.

The 6-foot-5 guard was apparently hurt in a 102-99 setback to the Oklahoma City Thunder, which extended Atlanta's losing streak to seven in a row. Coach Mike Budenholzer initially downplayed the injury, but Bazemore underwent a precautionary MRI on Wednesday that showed no structural damage.

Bazemore is having a disappointing season after getting a $70 million contract to remain with the Hawks. He is shooting less than 36 percent from the field while averaging 10.7 points a game.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.