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 Mo Evans, Forward/center Zaza Pachulia.PLAYER NOTES:
--F Josh Smith didn't have a chance to turn this game over to the opposition the way he did the last two. He didn't play down the stretch, managing just 24 minutes on the night. The move almost paid off. But if the Hawks are going to have any chance to get back on track, they'll need Smith in the mix to do so.
--F Marvin Williams had a similar night to Smith's, barely leaving a footprint in a game he played 30 minutes in. He had just four points, four rebounds and made just one of his six shots from the floor. The Hawks need him to bounce back in a major way by Friday night.
--G Acie Law IV saw some significant minutes off the bench and helped the Hawks back into the game with five points and 16 aggressive minutes of attacking the basket on offense and proving a physical defensive presence on the other end of the floor.