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Tripped Up

Updated: November 8, 2008, 1:48 PM ET
By Guy Lake, Special to ESPN.com

What's the theme of this Box Score Blog, kids? It's all about ankles: the joint that connects the foot to the leg and is absolutely necessary for the game of basketball. Basketball requires healthy ankles, and fewer were available after Friday's games.

Josh Smith didn't make it out of the first quarter before spraining his left ankle. According to Sekou Smith of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (one of the best beat writers going, by the way), Smith turned his ankle after attempting ...

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