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ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has a strained tendon in his left knee and is day-to-day for the playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
Smith had an MRI on Wednesday morning, and the team revealed details of the injury a few hours later. It's not known if he'll be able to play in Game 3, which is Friday night in Boston.
Smith was injured in Atlanta's 87-80 loss to the Celtics, which evened the series at one win apiece. He left for good with 4:20 remaining, and the offense bogged down without his presence in the post.
The Hawks already are playing without their top two centers, Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia. Coach Larry Drew says he's worried about Smith's availability with the series shifting to Boston for the next two games.
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BOSTON- The Atlanta Hawks are listing Josh Smith as doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff battle against the Celtics in Boston.
After the Celtics tied the series at one game apiece on Tuesday night in Atlanta, the Hawks are now struggling for answers as they now will be without Smith, Zaza Pachulia (foot) and Al Horford (pectoral). Smith’s official prognosis is that he has patellar...
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There is an epidemic in the NBA playoffs, and it is missed dunks on breakaways. Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks seems to have caught the bug that hit Manu Ginobli. Manu isn’t known as a high-flyer, so this was a big more surprising. With that said, maybe trying to showboat only minutes into Game [...]
For more than 37 minutes, the Celtics were nearly helpless to stop Josh Smith when he was on the floor. For the final four minutes, Smith was helpless to stop the Celtics. Smith left with 4:20 remaining in Game 2 in Atlanta on Tuesday with what was initially called a sprained left knee. When he left the game, the Hawks trailed by only two points, but without him their deficit gradually...
That’s right Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks had not a blooper but his own blooper reel tonight against the Boston Celtics. Most players make a blooper highlight when they miss an easy dunk while trying to make an acrobatic dunk. Some do it when they try to switch the dribble from one hand to another and instead end up chasing the ball down the court. Well Josh Smith does...
And the red carpet rolling out for the Boston Celtics to reach the Eastern Conference continues to get longer. I’m not saying the Celtics will definitely make the ECF — the Hawks aren’t done yet and the Bulls would still be tough — but their path just keeps getting easier. Even if Smith returns in this series, one would have to think his impact will be diminished by this...
Just minutes into the first period of play during Tuesday night’s Hawks/Celtics game two showdown, Hawks power forward, Josh Smith attempts to get cute on a routine dunk and fails big time!
Shaking my head at you Mr. Smith.. Put the ball in the cup. It’s the playoffs!
The 2012 NBA Playoffs are upon us. Boston Celtics have tied up their first round series against the Atlanta Hawks, the series has now shifted back to Boston and Atlanta will likely be missing a key component to keeping the series in their grasps. Josh Smith suffered a sprained left knee that had him leave [...]
As any NBA fan will tell you, Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith is pretty good at dunking the basketball but even he isn't a immune to miss every now and again.Check out the below clip as Smith attempts a reverse jam in game two against the Boston Celtics that just doesn't go down:
Here's an update on Hawks forward Josh Smith. I'll use my deductive reasoning abilities to say no limp = will play.
If Smith can't go, Marvin Williams and Tracy McGrady will see time at power forward, reports CBS Sports.
The real reason I'm posting this tweet is to poke fun at James Winfro, a delusional Hawks fan who thinks more time for Vladimir Radmanovic...
The Boston Celtics tied their first-round series with the Atlanta Hawks (1-1) and stole homecourt advantage as the series now shifts to Boston.
But if Atlanta is going to not only reclaim the homecourt advantage and take a series lead, they might have to do it without their star Josh Smith.
According to ajc.com, Smith, who injured his knee in Game 2, is doubtful for Game 3...
From Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:L. Drew on J. Smith: "He doesn't have a limp which is a good sign. We are prepared to move fwd if we don't have him but hope we do."— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) May 3, 2012J. Smith on knee: "It's getting better and better each and every day. I will see how it feels at shootaround [Fri....
It's hard to tell what's worse: the face plant at home with a chance to take a commanding 2-0 lead over Boston in this first-round playoff series or losing your best player to a potential season-ending knee injury.
The Hawks cashed in on both counts Tuesday night at Philips Arena, losing to the undermanned Boston Celtics 87-80 in Game 2 of their series. They watched Josh...
#Hawks F Josh Smith has patellar tendonitis. Inflammation in area but no structural damage. Doubtful GM 3, probable GM 4 vs. BOS— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) May 2, 2012
Expect a lot of Jason Collins, Ivan Johnson and Marvin Williams tonight for the Hawks. Or in other words, Atlanta’s loss of Smith is really going to hurt.
We know Joe Johnson gets most of the headlines, earns most of the All-Star appearances and makes most of the money. But Josh Smith is, to me, Atlanta’s best player and it’s not even close. Sure, he often tosses up one or two (or one or two dozen) ill-advised jump shots per game and he’s not particularly known as someone who brings consistency to the court each night. But...