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Hornets C Spencer Hawes out for remainder of series vs Heat

Orlando Magic v Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 13: Spencer Hawes #00 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after making a three-point basket against the Orlando Magic during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 13, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Hornets won 117-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets say backup center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of their first-round series against the Miami Heat with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

The Hornets lead the series 3-2. Game 6 is Friday night.

The team says Hawes will be re-evaluated in a week, which means he wouldn’t be available if the series goes to a seventh and deciding game on Sunday. He was injured during Charlotte’s win in Game 5 Thursday night in Miami.

The 7-foot Hawes has appeared in five playoff games for Charlotte and is averaging 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.