Horford admits discomfort with dislocated finger

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.

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