Archive for May 8th, 2009

Hawks injury update for Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Atlanta Hawks two games to zero in their second round NBA playoffs series.

Game 3 is Saturday in Atlanta.

Unfortunately for the Hawks, injuries are striking at a very bad time.

The latest info, direct from the team, as of early Friday afternoon, is that both forward/center Al Horford (right ankle sprain) and forward Marvin Williams (right wrist sprain) practiced today and will be game-time decisions for Saturday.

Star shooting guard Joe Johnson, who suffered a right ankle sprain during Game 2 in Cleveland, will also be a game-time decision for Saturday.

The New York Post (Marc Berman) reports:  Imagine how the course of Knicks’ history could have changed if Garden president Steve Mills and Magic Johnson had hooked up sooner — like in December 2003. Six years later, Mills is leaving the Garden to work with Johnson on various business ventures, MSG announced yesterday. A source said Mills will work on helping Johnson add boxing to his portfolio. Mills also will teach a course at his alma mater, Princeton, “Dilemmas in Athletics.” He found plenty of those in his nearly 10 years as a Garden executive — best known for hiring Isiah Thomas.

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