Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE
The Atlanta Hawks will be without two key players against the Houston Rockets as Anthony Morrow and Devin Harris stayed behind in Atlanta with injuries.
Devin Harris and Anthony Morrow won't play for the Hawks against the Houston Rockets on Monday after both stayed behind in Atlanta nursing injuries. Morrow will miss his second straight game after sustaining a hip strain on Friday in Cleveland. Harris has missed the last six games with a strained foot. Both players continue to be listed as day-to-day and both could join the team at some point during the three-game road trip.
The good news for Atlanta is that Josh Smith did travel with the team and could return to the lineup in time for Monday's game. Smith suffered a strained hip flexor in Friday's game against the Cavaliers. He missed the entire fourth quarter against the Cavs and sat out Saturday's win over the Pacers.
With Morrow and Harris back in Atlanta there is a good chance that rookie John Jenkins remains in the rotation particularly given that Larry Drew has been reluctant to use DeShawn Stevenson in back-to-back games. Jenkins played just under 17 minutes against the Pacers and scored a career-high 10 points.