Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith, left, enjoys a laugh with new teammate Lou Williams, who played at South Gwinnett High School, in the final minutes of a 92-79 victory over the Miami Heat in the exhibition opener at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Sunday , Oct. 7, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / [email protected]
Earlier we reported Josh Smith and Lou Williams were uncertain for tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers; well news just came across the wire announcing both Hawks players will be active.
Smoove & Lou were both sick during the team’s walk-through today and were sent home early by coach Larry Drew due to flu-like symptoms.
But it appears that both Atlanta natives will indeed suit up tonight and give it a go despite suffering with health issues. AJC Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore sent out a tweet just a few moments ago confirming both players active status against the Blazers.