Lou Williams started for the first time since the 2009-10 season and helped spark the Atlanta Hawks to a 92-75 win over the Chicago Bulls. Williams finished with 16 points and three assists while sitting out the fourth in the blow out win.
Larry Drew hinted after Friday night's disappointing loss in Philadelphia that he might make a change to his starting lineup in an effort to deliver a spark to his team. Drew did just that on Saturday when he inserted Lou Williams into the starting lineup for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Williams responded by scoring 14 of his 16 points in the first half to help lead Atlanta to a resounding and much needed 92-75 win over the Chicago Bulls. After the game, Williams talked about being back in the starting lineup:
"It was different for me," Williams said. "I'm a rhythm player. Once you get used to a certain role you kind of thrive on that. For me to be thrown into the starting lineup was a little different. Luckily it worked out for us and we'll see what happens in the future."
Lou wasn't short on highlights either as he drained three shots from beyond-the-arc and delivered a facial to former Hawk Kirk Hinrich.