Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll left the Eastern Conference finals opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury. He was briefly replaced in the lineup by 36-year-old Elton Brand. Brand is a two time All-Star who spent seven seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. He has been with The Hawks since 2013 but most NBA fans had no idea.
Brand made one of two free throws, quickly committed a foul and returned to the bench. The Hawks ultimately fell to the Cavs 97 to 89.