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NBA Injury News:
The status of Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith was in question after he missed Monday’s practice due to a sprained ankle. However, Smith alleviated the doubt yesterday, as he returned to practice and told reporters – including Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – that he plans to start Game 2.The Hawks leading scorer could still feel the impact of the sprained ankle Tuesday, but he said that he should be good to go for tonight’s contests against the Indiana Pacers.“I should be all right,” Smith said. “It’s still a little sore but it’s playoff time and I have to suck it up.”Considering it’s the NBA Playoffs, I don’t know that there was much question if Smith would play tonight. He suffered the ankle injury during Game 1, when he stepped on the foot of teammate Devin Harris in the fourth quarter.It’s to be determined if the ankle injury impacts his performance tonight. Still, the Hawks figure to be a better team with their leading scorer on the court.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith missed Monday’s team practice due to a sprained right ankle, reports Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Josh Smith did not participate in practice with ankle injury. Day-to-day. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) April 22, 2013 Smith received treatment on his ankle yesterday, and the Hawks are hopeful that he’ll be able...
Josh Smith will be in Atlanta's starting lineup Wednesday night at Indiana.
The Hawks forward sprained his right ankle after stepping on Devin Harris' foot late in Sunday's 107-90 loss. Indiana leads the best-of-seven first-round series 1-0.
Coach Larry Drew said before the team's morning shootaround he expects Smith to be ''full go.'' Smith adds...
What in the blue hell is going on down in Atlanta?
Atlanta has never been known as a hotbed for sports, but this right here is just sad. Tickets to this weekend’s Hawks vs Pacers game are going for $16 on the coupon site LivingSocial yes, that’s right $16.
While you’ll be hard pressed to even park your car at an arena for $16 apparently in Atlanta that’s all you need...
With an average paid (but perhaps not actual) home attendance of just more than 15,000 fans per game, the Atlanta Hawks fill about 81 percent of Philips Arena on a nightly basis but are actually among the top 10 teams in NBA attendance -- though you wouldn't know it from most pictures:
@ darrenrovell 2 minutes AFTER tip off in Philips Arena. #hawks #cavs twitter.com/JByler15...
Ouch, the Atlanta Hawks are turning to Living Social to try to sell NBA playoff tickets.
THROW IT DOWN, BIG MAN!
Tweet They say the intensity picks up in the playoffs, and apparently Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert got the memo. Unfortunately, Ivan Johnson from the Hawks didn’t, and the result wasn’t pretty: Now that wasn’t nice at all. Gotta love the NBA Playoffs. -ALR
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Clearly, there is something in the water in Indiana as this is our second amazing slam dunk that we are posting from game two of the Atlanta Hawks/Indiana Pacers playoff series. This dunk happened in the second quarter as Gerald Green rises for an epic slam dunk over Josh Smith: *** Gerald Green dunks on Josh Smith [@CJZero]
The Pacers took a commanding 2-0 lead against the Hawks last night with a 113-98 win in Indiana and aside from the game being a blowout, Roy Hibbert added some insult to injury to Ivan Johnson early in the first quarter.
You knew it was not going to be the Hawks night when Hibbert came flying at the rim to send down a vicious dunk all over Johnson.
But give credit to Johnson...
The undersized Atlanta Hawks are making Indiana look like a high-scoring power.
The Pacers ranked 23rd in the NBA with fewer than 95 points per game in the regular season. Led by forward Paul George, Indiana has picked up the pace in the playoffs. The Pacers have averaged 110 points in winning the first two games of the first-round series.
Hawks coach Larry Drew said Thursday his...
Sometimes, NBA players just need to learn how to get out of the way and Hawks reserve forward Ivan Johnson will probably learn his lesson after he got posterized by Pacers center Roy Hibbert.
It happened in the first quarter of play in game two of the Pacers/Atlanta Hawks series and well, I’ll let the dunk do the rest of the talking:
Hibbert throws down monster dunk on Ivan...
Gerald Green, I expect, but Roy Hibbert making his own human highlight film? I would have never expected that. Both Indiana Pacer teammates try to out due one another Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks as they both posterize an Atlanta Hawk’s victim.
Roy Hibbert audition first, trying to grab the leading role as the most improve dunk on a hawk award!
Poor Ivan Johnson...
On Wednesday night, during the Pacers vs. Hawks playoff game, Ivan Johnson unfortunately lost his life following a Roy Hibbert dunk.
Roy Hibbert completely destroyed Ivan Johnson on this dunk on Wednesday night during the Pacers vs Hawks playoff game.
As of Thursday, every series in the first round of this season's NBA Playoffs have completed at least two games. After conducting careful evaluation, I've come to the conclusion the Atlanta Hawks are the worst out of the 16 teams in the playoffs. They were soundly beaten for the second game in a row by the Indiana Pacers, the latest being a 113-98 loss Wednesday night in...