Breathe deeply, Hawks fans.
Al Horford, who suffered a dislocated pinky finger during the course of a Game 1 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, indicated on Tuesday afternoon that he will play in Wednesday's Game 2.
No worries for Hawks fans. Al Horford said his finger is fine and he is playing in Game 2 vs Nets.— Sekou Smith (@SekouSmithNBA) April 21, 2015
It is no surprise that Horford will play through the discomfort in a playoff setting, but the All-Star center was open about the fact that the injury bothered him at times in the fourth quarter of Game 1, and that incited a bit of panic in some circles. It will be interesting to see if Mike Budenholzer, fresh off a Coach of the Year nod, will limit Horford's exposure from a playing time perspective, but at any interval, it will be good to see Al Horford in the lineup for Game 2.