--Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew said Sunday he does not expect injured point guard Kirk Hinrich to play at all in the series against the Chicago Bulls.
Hinrich is out with an injured hamstring, and Drew said he has not decided whether he will use Jeff Teague or Jamal Crawford as his starting point guard in Game 1 on Monday. Drew is also considering other lineup changes.
--G Joe Johnson and Jamal Crawford were back in form after combining for just 13 points in Game 5. Johnson finished with a team-high 23 points and Crawford added 19 off the bench. The Hawks needed each and every single point they provided, clinging to a lead late in a game that shouldn't have been played. Had the Hawks handled their business in Game 5 this series would have ended then. But the dynamic scoring duo, charged with leading this team offensively at all times, was more than up to the task this time.
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"As far as Jameer, that's kind of a slap in the face to us and our organization for him to come out and say something like that. I'm sure he's a great guy and everything, but at the end of the day, that's uncalled for. You can say whatever you want, but you have to be able to back it up. We were out there, we were ready to play. That's the matchup we wanted, and we got it. And we just stayed quiet about our business. We came out here and we handled it." -- Al Horford on Jameer Nelson's blatant disrespect for the Hawks when he told Derrick Rose that he would see him in the second round of the playoffs.
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