Atlanta Hawks Hurting
Marvin Williams missed the past three games against Miami with a sprained wrist. Al Horford suffered an ankle injury in last night’s Game 5 victory. Horford was limited to just 12 minutes in that game. It appears if Atlanta is going to close out this physical series, they will have to do it without both frontcourt players. Maurice Evans and Zaza Pachulia will be asked to pick up more minutes in their absence. Josh Smith will have to stay out of foul trouble because while Pachulia is a capable rebounder, he doesn’t have nearly the presence that Horford did on defense. The series continues tomorrow night in Miami. Game 7, if necessary, will be on Sunday in Atlanta.