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 was ailing during Wednesday's game and appears to be suffering from the same viral infection that sidelined Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby and Acie Law IV the past month. The Hawks cannot afford to lose another player to injury or illness.
--G Acie Law IV made a surprise appearance late in the game Wednesday and dished out four assists in just two minutes and 45 seconds. The theory is that Law's window of opportunity with the Hawks might be close to an end. But a wise team would refrain until seeing Law play more minutes on a consistent basis.
--G Mo Evans chipped in with seven points off the bench against the Knicks. He may be called upon to deliver a little bit more with other players ailing.