Jan 8, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic (6) reacts after shooting a three in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 97-87. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Pero Antic Travels with Hawks to Washington, “95 Percent” Chance He Starts vs. Wizards


Mar 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Pero Antic (6) reacts during the 4th period against the Denver Nuggets at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 97-92. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks interim center Pero Antic traveled with the team to Washington and will most likely play and get the start Saturday night against the Wizards after missing the previous game with a sprained ankle.

Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reported there’s a ’95 percent’ likelihood Antic is good to go.

The 31-year-old rookie sprained his right ankle in Wednesday’s road game at Minnesota when he tripped over a coach after draining a 3-pointer with 2:29 left in the second quarter. He finished out the half and played the first six and a half minutes in the third period before coming out for the rest of the night.

Although the injury didn’t seem that severe since Pero continued to play, Vivlamore reported “Antic was in obvious pain following the game as he had trouble putting on a shoe,” However “he doesn’t expect to miss more than a game,” Viv added.

Apparently that seems to be the case as Antic missed Thursday’s home game against the Trail Blazers, but is just about guaranteed to play tonight at Washington.

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