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News » Atlanta Hawks Notes, Quotes 2008-11-18

Atlanta Hawks Notes, Quotes 2008-11-18

Atlanta Hawks Notes, Quotes 2008-11-18
--Zaza Pachulia joined Josh Smith on the inactive list for Saturday night's game against New Jersey with an injured left shoulder.

Pachulia played against the Nets on Friday night in New Jersey but said his shoulder stiffened up on him overnight.

"I woke up (Saturday morning) and could barely move my arm," said Pachulia, who missed the second half of Wednesday's game against Boston after injuring the shoulder in the first half. "It was so sore. It swelled up on me, too. I think it was the flight (home from New Jersey) where I first started feeling uncomfortable."

Seven-foot Nets rookie Brook Lopez worked the Hawks for 25 points and nine rebounds Friday night. Without Pachulia available, Hawks coach Mike Woodson decided to go small and start Mo Evans in his place.

"We tried it the other way (Friday) night," Woodson said. "We'll see what it looks like with our smaller lineup (Saturday)."

Evans played 27 minutes and scored seven points.

--Both teams made double-digit second-quarter runs Saturday night.

The Nets made their run first, going on a 14-0 surge to take a 45-30 lead with 6:54 to play before halftime.

The Hawks responded with a 14-2 run of their own to close the gap to 47-44 with 2:16 to play.

Neither streak was as impressive as the one Vince Carter put on in the third quarter. He made five consecutive 3-pointers in the quarter, and the Nets shot a staggering 8-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "They were so good at stretching us out and then kicking the ball to their shooters that it just staggered our team defense. It makes it tough to help each other on defense when they're constantly breaking us down and finding somebody who is knocking down shots. So we just have to regroup now and tighten up our defensive principles and get back to work the way we were doing in those first six games." -- Hawks C Al Horford, on trying to deal with the Nets.

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