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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pistons Injury Update: Josh Smith tweaks ankle during game against Atlanta, but says he's fine


By on 10/19/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday by the score of 104-100. The win improved the Pistons to 4-2 on the preseason. Six Pistons scored in double figures, lead by Andre Drummond, who has 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Starting small forward Josh Smith injured his ankle in the third quarter and did not return. He finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

 Erik Drost  via Wikimedia Commons

Keith Langlois, who covers the Pistons for Pistons.com, tweeted the following on Smith's status.
Brian Packey of Detroit Bad Boys also noted that Smith immediately hunched over in pain following his injury at 5:29 left in the third quarter and limped towards the Pistons' bench.  Smith was walking around in the locker room without a limp following the game. Although Smith appeared fine, there is no word whether or not he'll miss any additional games.

Smith, in his 11th NBA season, is averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds during the preseason. He averaged 16.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in his first season with the Pistons last year. In 753 career games with the Hawks and Pistons, Smith has averages of 15.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.


 
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