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:
--G Joe Johnson didn't have one of his best shooting nights, going 8-for-22 against the Pistons (including a 1-for-4 showing from beyond the 3-point line), yet he still made big shots when the Hawks needed them most.
--F Josh Smith shot just 3-for-13 from the floor, but all but two of his misses came from point-blank range. As Smith gets more used to finishing around the rim, he becomes more effective. He collected eight rebounds and two assists in his 43 minutes of action, and he played solid defense on Rasheed Wallace along the way.
--G Flip Murray went from hero to darn near zero. He provided 20 points off the bench in Friday's win over Golden State. He wasn't asked to work like that Sunday against the Pistons, not with Mike Bibby exploding for a season-high 27 points. Murray scored two points in 14 minutes.
--G Speedy Claxton remains on the inactive list with a hamstring injury and doesn't appear to be in the Hawks' plans anytime soon.