PBT Extra: No DeMarre Carroll leaves Hawks in tough spot

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The potential — dare we say likely — loss of DeMarre Carroll for at least a little while is a real blow to the Hawks.

That’s a Hawks team already without Thabo Sefolosha (thanks again NYPD) and now without it’s other quality wing defender. Against a team with LeBron James and J.R. Smith.

More than just that, it’s an offensive blow to the Hawks — he is tied as their leading scorer during the playoffs, and he gets a lot of points in transition, which they need in this series.