Found May 04, 2012 on Celtics Town:
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.

Hawks Josh Smith doubtful for Game 3

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...

Report: Josh Smith ruled out for Game 3

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been ruled out of Friday night's playoff game against the Boston Celtics because of soreness in his left knee, Yahoo! Sports reported. Smith, who leads the Hawks this postseason in both scoring and rebounding, will sit out Game 3 in Boston as both teams look to gain the advantage in the best-of-seven series, currently tied at one game apiece...

Hawks awaiting word on Josh Smith's injury

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...

Hawks F Smith sidelined for Game 3 against Celtics

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith will not play in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics because of a sprained left knee. Smith was hurt in Atlanta's 87-80 loss in Game 2 on Tuesday night and tried to work out before Friday night's game, but decided he was unable to play. Hawks coach Larry Drew said Marvin Williams would start in place of...

2012 NBA Playoffs: Josh Smith likely out for game 3

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 [...]

Josh Smith is not limping

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...

Hawks' Smith doubtful for Game 3 vs. Celtics

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, Smith, who injured his knee in Game 2, is doubtful for Game 3...

Hawks' Josh Smith ruled out for Game 3

Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith has been ruled out of Friday night's playoff game against the Boston Celtics due to soreness in his left knee, Yahoo! Sports reported.

Josh Smith, Zaza Pachulia injury updates

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....

The Starting Lineup: Talent Prevails As Celtics Outlast Short-handed Hawks

Celtics 90, Hawks 84: Hours before the Celtics and Hawks tipped off game three in Boston I learned that Josh Smith would be sidelined due to his sprained knee.  At that point I knew Atlanta would probably struggle to put points on the board, but I certainly didn’t consider them doomed.  The Celtics are capable of making a game of it against any opponent, from the Miami Heat...

Ray Allen in, Josh Smith out for Game 3

Hallelujah, Jesus (Shuttlesworth). Ray Allen will return for the Celtics tonight.Doc Rivers said Allen will have “no restrictions,” but cautioned that Allen could miss more time later in the postseason if his ankle doesn’t respond well to jumping straight into the NBA playoffs after three weeks of relative inactivity. Allen will need to deal with pain throughout the postseason...

An odd Game 3 included Rajon Rondo’s strange triple-double

Jason Collins made an instant offensive impact, Erick Dampier and Tracy McGrady played key roles, Rajon Rondo slipped and fell on a fast break with nobody in his path, Willie Green took Atlanta’s most critical shot, and I sat there watching everything unfold, wary of Boston’s raggedy play yet reveling in the oddities of it all.If Penny Hardaway had grabbed a knee brace, checked...
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