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 Acie Law IV got just three minutes to work with against the Kings. It appears coach Mike Woodson's pledge to keep him in the rotation is going to be harder to honor than expected. Bibby played so many minutes (42) that there wasn't much room for Law to get any work.
--G Joe Johnson finished with 20 points but wasn't the dominant force he has been at times throughout this season. Johnson's struggles seem to stem from not only his inability to shake defenders but also the fact that he's not attacking defenses consistently.
--F Josh Smith continues to show little interest in being the all-court menace he was last season. No one is sure why Smith seems so disinterested in dominating on the defensive end, but it has something to do with his desire to prove to his critics that he can play on the wing. The Hawks need him on the glass more than they need him scoring from long range.
--G Speedy Claxton remains on the inactive list with a hamstring injury and doesn't appear to be in the Hawks' plans anytime soon.