Warriors vs Hawks: Pero Antic to start at center for Atlanta

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Pero Antic will get his first start for the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night when the Atlanta Hawks take on the Golden State Warriors.

Mike Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks are still searching for the right combinations in wake of Al Horford's season ending injury. Pero Antic will get his first start of the season on Friday against the Golden State Warriors as the Hawks go with a different look per a report from the AJC's Chris Vivlamore.

"I think we are still trying to find our groups," Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said. "What bench guys work well together and what starters work well together. We like pulling (Andrew) Bogut away from the basket but if we were playing (any other team) we might start Pero tonight."

Elton Brand has started each game at center following Horford's injury but will come off of the bench tonight along with Gustavo Ayon. Brand is averaging just over four points a game as a starter and only saw 12 minutes of action against the Celtics.

Antic finished with five points and five rebounds in just over 20 minutes against Boston on Tuesday. He is averaging 3.7 points in 12 minutes per game this season but has seen increased opportunities since Horford went down.

Atlanta's center rotation going forward figures to be much more situational and matchup based that what we saw earlier in the season.

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