110506 Atlanta - Atlanta Hawks Josh Smith blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer during 1st half action in game 3 of the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Friday, May 6, 2011. (Curtis Compton [email protected])

Josh Smith Moves Up To 40th All-Time in Blocked Shots

Atlanta Hawks mercurial forward Josh Smith has passed former teammate Erick Dampier on the NBA’s all-time blocked shot list, moving up to 40th all-time with 1,400 career rejections.

Smith entered Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls one block shy of tying Dampier’s career mark of 1,398 and later passed the 16-year veteran with two rejections in the Bulls game to give him sole possession of 40th place all-time.

Smith leads the Hawks this season in scoring (703) and blocks (93), while ranking second on the team in rebounds (358) and assists (162).

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