Hawks' Josh Smith (knee) out Friday

Updated: April 8, 2011, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Atlanta forward Josh Smith will miss the Hawks' game against the Indiana Pacers because of a sprained right knee.

Marvin Williams is slated to start in Smith's place Friday night at Indiana.

Smith missed two games in early March with the same injury and has played with a protective wrap on the knee since his return. He also missed Tuesday's loss to San Antonio.

Smith is averaging 16.7 points and 8.7 rebounds.


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