76ers’ Green done for night after straining calf

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Philadelphia 76ers starting guard Danny Green exited Friday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series with the Hawks in Atlanta with a right calf strain and will not return, the team said.

Green left with 8 minutes, 15 seconds remaining in the first quarter with Philadelphia up 6-4. Matisse Thybulle subbed in for him.

The three-time NBA champion averaged 4.5 points through the first two games of the second round, shooting just 1-for-9 from 3, but dished a career-high eight assists in Philadelphia’s 118-102 win in Game 2 to help even the series 1-1.

Thybulle scored four points in the first quarter, Furkan Korkmaz poured in 11 and Dwight Howard added two to give Philadelphia’s second unit a strong start after Atlanta’s reserves outscored Philly’s bench 32-0 in the first half of Game 2.

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