Josh Smith and head coach Mike Woodson were at it again yesterday, and theÂ HawksÂ lost their second consecutive game to a sub-.500 opponent, dropping a 98-91 decision to the Bobcats in ATL. It was during halftime of last night’s game Smith and Woodson got into another altercation and reportedly, the two had to be separated. Woodson did not play Smith for the rest of the game.
Smith refused to comment after the game, and Woodson said it was a â€œcoachâ€™s decisionâ€ and that Smithâ€™s status for tonightâ€™s game against Detroit would be determined later.
â€œThat was coachâ€™s call,â€Â HawksÂ captainÂ Joe JohnsonÂ said. â€œThis is coachâ€™s team. Whoever he wants to play plays, and if he doesnâ€™t want you to play, you donâ€™t play.â€
Smith fought the law and Woodson won. Â But in the end they both lost, and the fourth seed in the eastern conference playoffs is slipping away fast. Come on Atlanta, you’re better than that!