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Joe Johnson (thumb) out vs. Cavs

Updated: March 27, 2011, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson is out for Sunday's game against Cleveland because of a sprained right thumb.

Johnson, who leads the Hawks with an 18.5-point average, was injured in the third quarter of Saturday night's 98-87 win over New Jersey. His thumb was bent back in a collision with the Nets' Anthony Morrow while the two were going for a loose ball.

Hawks coach Larry Drew isn't sure when Johnson, a five-time All Star, will return. X-rays taken Saturday were ...

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