Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll believes he has hip pointer

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll said he believes he suffered a hip injury late in Monday's game against the Washington Wizards, but doesn't consider it serious. 

"Nene hit me with a physical pick and I fell on my hip," Carroll told WSB's Zach Klein. "[I] think I have a hip pointer, but I'll be all right."

Carroll scored five points and had six rebounds in Monday's Game 4 win over the Wizards. The series is now tied at 2 with Game 5 Wednesday in Atlanta. 

Paul Pierce had a chance to tie the game for the Wizards with less than 10 seconds left. He was being guarded by Carroll when Nene set a screen to free Pierce. As Carroll attempted to fight through Nene's screen, their feet became tangled and Carroll fell to the ground. 

John Wall misses Game 4

Entering Monday's game, Carroll led the Hawks with 18.3 points per game in the playoffs and was third with 6.2 rebounds per game. He was Atlanta's fourth-leading scorer in the regular season.

- Dan Gartland

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