ROTATION: Starters -- Point guard Mike Bibby, Shooting guard Joe Johnson, Small forward Marvin Williams, Power forward Josh Smith,
Center Al Horford. Bench -- Guard Flip Murray, Guard Acie Law IV,
Guard Mario West, Guard Mo Evans, Guard Speedy Claxton, Forward Thomas
Gardner, Forward Othello Hunter, Forward Solomon Jones, Forward/center
Zaza Pachulia, Center Randolph Morris.
--C Randolph Morris was pressed into action early with Al Horford
going down with a sprained right ankle with five minutes to play in
the first quarter against Indiana. This is yet another chance for the
quiet Morris to seize an opportunity to prove himself worthy of
playing time with minutes wide open in the frontcourt rotation.
--G Mike Bibby's job doesn't get any easier from a defensive
standpoint. One night he gets Devin Harris and then T.J. Ford shows
up, like he did Tuesday night in Indiana. He'll also see Charlotte's
Ray Felton and Cleveland's Mo Williams before the weekend is out, all
guys who love to penetrate and score the ball.
--G Joe Johnson has had to carry a might scoring load this season
with many of his teammates unable to find a consistent rhythm on the
offensive end. With both Josh Smith and Al Horford ailing, the Hawks
will need him to crank it up even more than the 26 points per game
--C Al Horford sprained his right ankle against Indiana Tuesday
night and his status will be updated before Wednesday's game against