The Milwaukee Bucks led 2-1 in the finals of the Eastern Conference against the Atlanta Hawks, but not without drama. Hawks’ Trae Young was injured in a game of chance.
Towards the end of the third quarter of the game, Young interrupted to go back on the defensive. As he stepped back, his right ankle landed on referee Sean Wright’s foot. Young twisted his right ankle and had to go to the locker room.
Trainers tied his ankle and interpreted the injury as a sprain. Young returned the game with 8:44 remainder in the fourth quarter, but only attempted another three for the remainder of the game.
Hawks coach Nate McMillan spoke about Young’s injury after the game: “I don’t know now. I think when he got back to the floor he was obviously limping on it, and when I switched him in we decided to just leave him out. “
With the Hawks already on the series, losing Young for an extended period could really hurt the aspiring team’s chances of making the NBA Finals.