As a result, Smith may be ready to return to action by Game 4 on Sunday:
#Hawks F Josh Smith has patellar tendonitis. Inflammation in area but no structural damage. Doubtful GM 3, probable GM 4 vs. BOS— Michael Cunningham (@ajchawks) May 2, 2012
With Al Horford and Zaza Pachulia still out, Smith's absence leaves their front-court dangerously thin for Friday's Game 3.The only front-court player that would normally be a part of the team's rotation is backup PF Ivan Johnson, who is probably too offensively limited to play next to C Jason Collins.
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