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.PLAYER NOTES:
--C Al Horford had perhaps his toughest task of the season trying to match up against Rockets center Yao Ming. But Horford more than held his own, when he was on the floor and not saddled with foul trouble, with 14 points and eight rebounds on the night.
--G Mike Bibby had a decent shooting night against his old coach, Rick Adelman, but didn't record an assist for the first time all season. Bibby's inability to direct traffic late in the game was crucial to the Hawks' inability to finish the game with a win.
--F Josh Smith filled the stat sheet once again, good and bad. He had his fourth double double of the season with 13 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots, four assists and three steals. But he also had two crucial turnovers late and shot a dismal 5-for-19 from the floor.