Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens will miss Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bulls to visit a former player battling cancer.
Stevens flew to Indiana to see Smith at the hospital.
Smith’s family announced the downturn in his condition on social media Wednesday. His wife posted a message asking for prayer on Facebook and Twitter:
“Please pray. Pray so very hard. We need a miracle & Andrew asked me to have you all rally with us in prayer in this moment.”
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Smith was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2014.