The Hawks could get two key pieces back in their lineup Friday night as Josh Smith and Jeff Teague both took part in the team's shootaround Friday morning and saw their statuses upgraded to probable.
Jeff Teague and Josh Smith are probable for tonight's game against Suns. #ATLHawks— Chris Vivlamore (@ajchawks) March 15, 2013
Smith and Teague sat out Wednesday's win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Teague suffered a sprained ankle during the third quarter of Tuesday's loss in Miami. Smith also suffered a sprained knee against the Heat and was unable to play on Tuesday.
Larry Drew was forced to use his 23rd different starting lineup of the season against the Lakers sending out Devin Harris as the point guard along with Dahntay Jones, Anthony Tolliver, Al Horford and Johan Petro. No word on what lineup Drew might go with against the Suns who will also be without center Marcin Gortat.