Found May 03, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
There has been some scrutiny on Hawks center Pero Antic during the playoff series against the Pacers. He averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds during the season and averaged 1.1 3-pointers on 3.4 attempts per game during the regular season. During the first six games of the series, Antic averaged 3.6 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. He made just 3 of 22 3-pointers and none since Game 2. When asked prior to Game 6 if Antic’s right ankle was still an issue, Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said, “I think Pero is as healthy as he is going to be.” Antic has experienced pain in the ankle even after returning from misssing 17 games with a stress fracture.

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Awake and advance

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