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Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll lies on the court as Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) speaks after Carroll was injured against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll has left Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers with what appeared to be a serious left leg injury.

Carroll was hurt when his knee appeared to buckle as he was driving to the basket with about 5 minutes remaining in the game.

Players, coaches and trainers gathered around Carroll on the baseline before he was helped to his feet. He couldn't put pressure on the leg as he was helped off the floor and to the locker room.

Carroll has been Atlanta's leading scorer in the postseason with 17.1 points per game. He also is the team's top defensive player and was assigned to Cavaliers star LeBron James most of the game.

The Hawks provided no immediate update on Carroll's injury.

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