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Wizards' Ian Mahinmi to miss at least Games 3, 4 at Hawks

WASHINGTON — Injured Wizards backup centre Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of Washington's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

Washington coach Scott Brooks said before travelling to Atlanta on Friday that Mahinmi's strained left calf was re-evaluated and has improved but he "definitely won't play the next few games."

Mahinmi got hurt late in the regular season and has missed the start of the post-season . Washington leads Atlanta 2-0 in the best-of-seven series, with the Hawks hosting Game 3 on Saturday.

Brooks is not sure how long Mahinmi could be sidelined, saying: "There's really no timetable, other than: Whenever he's ready, he's ready. There's no pressure from me or our staff."

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