Hawks G Dennis Schroder nursing injured left ankle

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks are hopeful that backup point guard Dennis Schroder will be able to play in Game 3 against Boston after injuring his left ankle.

Schroder was hurt in the closing minutes of Tuesday night's 89-72 victory over the Celtics, which gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

X-rays were negative, and Schroder has a couple of days to recover before the series resumes Friday night in Boston.

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer says Schroder is ''making good progress'' and ''it's nothing that's real serious.''

Schroder finished ninth in balloting for the NBA's Sixth Man award, which goes to the top player off the bench. He hasn't been much of a factor against the Celtics, scoring just eight points on 3-of-12 shooting with three assists.

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