ROTATION: Starters -- Point guard Mike Bibby, Shooting guard Joe Johnson, Small forward Marvin Williams, Power forward Al Horford, Center Zaza Pachulia. Bench -- Guard Flip Murray, Guard Acie Law IV, Guard Mario West, Guard Mo Evans, Forward Solomon Jones.PLAYER NOTES:
--G Acie Law IV finally looked comfortable on the floor again Friday night. And nobody cares that it was only for about seven minutes in the first half. He made both of his shots from the floor and dished out three assists in relief of Mike Bibby. More important, the Hawks chewed into an early Nets' lead while he was on the floor as opposed to giving up a lead of their own, which had been the case in his previous appearances on the Hawks' four-game road trip.
--F Marvin Williams was hot again from the floor Friday night. He stroked his first three shots of the game and had 17 points by halftime on 6-for-9 shooting. If he continues to score consistently both inside and out, the Hawks will have the change-of-pace scorer they've been searching for on the wing.
--C Al Horford has looked pretty good as power forward Al Horford. He's scoring more, playing out on the floor much more fluidly than anyone had seen prior and playing an aggressive brand of defense around the rim. But he's still picking up touch fouls far too often to keep himself on the floor for long stretches. He has to find a way to stay out of unnecessary foul trouble early in games to help fortify the Hawks' frontline with Josh Smith out.
--F Josh Smith (ankle) remains out.