Thigh injury sidelines guard Trae Young as Hawks take on Clippers

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hawksstar guard Trae Young will not play Wednesday, when Atlanta takes on theLA Clippers, because of a thigh injury. Young was listed as questionable earlier Wednesday before being ruled out. Jeff Teague will replace the second-year guard in Atlanta's starting lineup.

The Hawks have not indicated when Young suffered the injury. He played 39 minutes Monday against theToronto Raptorsand had one of his best games of the season, finishing with 42 points and 15 assists.

The 6-foot-1 Young is third in the NBA in scoring and fourth in assists, averaging 29.2 points and 8.6 assists per game.

Atlanta has followed a rare two-game winning streak with a two-game skid, including losses to Detroit and Toronto. The Clippers, meanwhile, are riding a four-game winning streak.