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.
“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.”