Click here to Skip to main content
LATEST HEADLINES - NBA NEWS

Hawks' Smith day-to-day with strained tendon in knee


Posted May 2 2012 2:38PM - Updated May 4 2012 5:24PM

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.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoFIBA: Day One Wrap
Take a look at some of the action from day one in Spain.
photoGameTime: Team USA's Debut
Vince Cellini, Dennis Scott, and Swin Cash break down Team USA's win over Finland and look ahead deeper into the FIBA World Cup.
photoGameTime: Sky vs. Fever Game 1 Analysis
Vince Cellini, Dennis Scott, and Swin Cash analyze the Fever's Game 1 win over the Sky in the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals.
photoPostgame: Derrick Rose
Team USA's Derrick Rose speaks with the media after beating Finland.
photoPostgame: Anthony Davis
Team USA's Anthony Davis speaks with the media after beating Finland.

Copyright © NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion of NBA.com may be duplicated, redistributed or manipulated in any form. By accessing any information beyond this page, you agree to abide by the Privacy Policy / Your California Privacy Rights and Terms of Use. | Ad Choices Ad Choices

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.