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Hawks Vs. Trail Blazers: Josh Smith, Louis Williams will play despite stomach illness

Both Josh Smith and Louis Williams are expected to be in uniform and will play for the Atlanta Hawks tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Both Smith and Williams participated in today's walkthrough but were sent back to the team hotel early with a stomach illness. Larry Drew later declared both players as game time decisions for tonight's matchup. Josh Smith is expected to start along with Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague, DeShawn Stevenson and Al Horford.

Williams has been averaging just over 23 minutes off the Hawks bench a night. Will be interesting to see if either Williams or Smith have their minutes dialed back somewhat because of the illness.

Atlanta has lost two straight games and is playing its second straight road game in as many nights. The Hawks lost to the Clippers on Sunday and still have games remaining against Golden State and Sacramento on the road trip.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.