--G Mike Bibby was the man against the Wizards, leading the Hawks with 25 points. He even rekindled his hot-shot glory days in Sacramento with a monster 15-point third quarter to keep the Hawks afloat during Caron Butler's one-man assault. The Hawks better hope Bibby has more left in the tank for tough games this week against Charlotte (Friday) and in Cleveland (Saturday).
--C Zaza Pachulia managed just four points but his career-high 18 rebounds is what will keep him out of coach Mike Woodson's doghouse. Pachulia missed two huge free throws in the final minute, but was rescued by the late-game heroics of Marvin Williams.
--G Acie Law IV had another solid showing in his limited time against the Wizards, making it hard to understand what more the second-year point guard needs to do to earn the trust of Hawks coach Mike Woodson. Law is never going to be the veteran Woodson feels comfortable with on the floor if he doesn't get the playing time now.
--C Al Horford sprained his right ankle against Indiana Tuesday night and missed Wednesday's win over Washington. He's expected to try and return for Friday's game against Charlotte.