Hawks not changing starting lineup for Game 2
Josh Smith will be in Atlanta’s starting lineup Wednesday night
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 he’ll be ”all right”
and he’s not thinking about the injury.
Smith was Atlanta’ top scorer (17.5 points) and second-leading
rebounder (8.4) coming into the playoffs.
Drew also said he was not planning any changes to the starting
lineup. After Sunday’s loss, there was some thought he might go
with a bigger lineup against the physical Pacers, who had a 48-32
rebounding edge in Game 1.