Al Horford said his dislocated right pinkie finger is uncomfortable but the Hawks center does not expect to miss any time with the injury.
Horford was suffered the injured fighting for a rebound with 10:50 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 playoff victory over the Nets. He left the game, had an x-ray and returned with his finger taped. The x-ray was negative and he returned to the game with 5:52 left.
“It definitely affected me,” Horford said. “Having it taped like that around my finger, especially on my shooting hand, was very uncomfortable to shoot the ball.”
Horford finished the game with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. However, he was 1 of 6 from the field after re-entering the game.
Horford said there is no question he will play in Game 2 on Wednesday.
“I’ve had something similar to this, not as bad as this,” Horford said. “But we’ll see. The good thing is that the x-rays came back negative.”
Horford finished 5 of 12 from the field for the game.
“We are hopeful he will be fine going forward,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said.