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 Mo Evans, Forward-Center Zaza Pachulia.PLAYER NOTES:
--G Mike Bibby suffered through his usual rough night against the Celtics, making just five of his 16 shots from the floor and dishing out just two assists to go along with his five rebounds and three turnovers. Bibby hasn't fared well against Celtics' G Rajon Rondo in any of their meetings in this ongoing rivalry.
--F Marvin Williams was a factor for the Hawks the entire night, finishing with 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal on a night when he outplayed Celtics' F Paul Pierce in many respects. Williams struggled against Pierce in the playoff series but found his confidence in the Hawks' loss to the Celtics earlier this year.
--G Acie Law IV has fallen all the way out of coach Mike Woodson's rotation, logging a DNP-CD Wednesday night. Law might have been the answer to slowing down G Rajon Rondo -- he's a bigger and much more physical defender than Bibby -- but no one will ever know how he might have done. If he can't find his way back into the rotation, something will have to give.