Late in Sunday's Game 1 matchup between the Hawks and the Nets, Al Horford dislocated his pinky finger, left the game momentarily, and returned. However, he was uncertain on Monday as to whether or not he'd play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Nets. Now, though, there's a bit of certainty that he will play.
Al Horford said he practiced and feels fine. Will still have finger taped but left no doubt he will play in Game 2. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) April 21, 2015
Horford played 34 minutes and scored 10 points with 10 rebounds. Of course, having the former All-Star on the floor will bode much better for the Hawks who already are dealing with injuries, with Paul Millsap still not at 100 percent.
Some on the Hawks, though, had no doubt that Horford was going to play in Game 2.
Jeff Teague on Al Horford return: 'I knew he was playing. Y'all believed that?' #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) April 21, 2015
Maybe more wishful thinking for some, but the Nets themselves didn't seem to believe that Horford wasn't going to play. So, here we are, Horford seems ready to go. Game 2 tips off on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.
- Al Horford of Atlanta Hawks says he's OK to play in Game 2 - Kevin Arnovitz - ESPN
Horford on Game 2: ‘I’m playing’ - Chris Vivlamore - Atlanta Journal-Constitution