--CoACH Mike Woodson said that while Marvin Williams is sidelined the Hawks will go deeper into their rotation to pick up the slack.That means more of Acie Law IV, Solomon Jones and Mario West for the foreseeable future.
Law was on the floor during a 10-0 second-quarter run that the Hawks used to take control of Monday's game. He scored three points and dished out two assists during that stretch, igniting the crowd on a beautiful pass to Al Horford for a dunk that finished a fast break.
"Everybody that came off the bench was solid," Woodson said. "Flip played a solid game, but to see Acie and Solomon, guys who hadn't played a lot of minutes lately, to step in and give us some positive minutes was huge tonight."
--After wearing a headband all season, reserve guard Flip Murray has gone without it the past two games. When asked before Monday's game why he's ditched his headgear, Murray said, "My mother told me to stop wearing it."
QUOTE TO NOTE: "They switch across the board and they come at you with 6-7, 6-8 guys or better who are all athletic. And it caused problems for us tonight. Their scrambling caused some mismatches for us and made things difficult." -- Hornets center Tyson Chandler on the Hawks' swarming defensive effort.