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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pistons' Josh Smith out in win over Hawks

By on 4/09/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday by the score of 102-95. The win was the second straight for the Pistons, who improved to 29-49 on the season, fourth in the Central Division. The Pistons were without the services of leading scorer Josh Smith, who was out with a knee injury. Rodney Stuckey started in Smith's place and had a game high 29 points in 39 minutes.

Erik Drost  via Wikimedia Commons

Chris Vivlamore, who covers the Hawks for the Atlanta Jornal-Constitution, tweeted the following on Smith's status.
With Will Bynum also out of the lineup, Jonas Jerebko, Peyton Siva and Kentvious Caldwell-Pope saw extended minutes off the bench. Jerebko had eight points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes. Siva had 10 points on 3-of-6 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. Caldwell-Pope added six points in 23 minutes.

Smith, in his 10th NBA season, has played for the Hawks and Pistons.  In his first season with the Pistons, he is averaging 16.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  In 753 career games, Smith is averaging 15.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.


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