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Hornets' Smith out with shoulder sprain


Posted Dec 14, 2012 9:03 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Hornets have ruled out 7-footer Jason Smith for Friday night's game against Minnesota and say he could miss up to two weeks with a right shoulder sprain.

Smith, a reserve forward and center, was hurt Wednesday night in a 92-88 loss at Oklahoma City.

Smith has been averaging 8 points, 3.7 rebounds and one blocked shot in about 18 minutes per game this season.

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